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Is it the Destination or the Trip?

Lacking a journey there would never be a point of interest…without a destination there would not be any reason to ever go on a journey. Your destination changes throughout your adventure but there is always another trip to take you to your next one. Enjoy every mile of each adventure across America and it will surely enhance all of your travel destinations.

Road Trips Can Bring Families Together
Turn off the cell phones, MP3 players, radios, and try spending the time talking with one another. Play board games without computers, use the great outdoors to help you decide which traveling games to play, there are so many available. During some of our drives with our grandson, we played the “Alphabet Game”. He knew his alphabet so he could join us us, the object was to go through the alphabet one letter at a time and find a word for each letter on signage somewhere along side the road. With this game, there is no winner, everyone plays together, it’s fun and much time and many miles pass before you hear the age old, “Are We There Yet?”

Taking the Roads Less Traveled
Adding more excitement to your trip when you are able to see United States in a totally different way. Many trails other than the Interstates offer an appealing advantage and much less stress. You won’t be white knuckled and pressured as the row of semi’s pass by going a hundred miles an hour, rocking your RV back and forth while you try to maintain a decent speed. What’s the rush anyway? It’s not always the destination that makes the road trip memorable, it can also be the short stops in between, where you locate the perfect little American town to explore while stretching your legs. Local point of interest can be found on the internet during your trip planning using many rv park and campground directory websites.

Photos of the Destination are Not Always What You Anticipated
Viewing traveller photos of your American destination prior to departure can help you decide what to expect but there are times when those picutres could not even begin to show the beauty of the place you are visiting. At other times those pictures you view could make the destination look nicer than it actually is when you see it for yourself. In the latter scenario, it will be much more bearable if you had a fun journey to talk about when sharing this trip with your friends and family.

While On the Subject of Digital Photo Taking
Since using film is no longer an issue and taking hundreds of photos is cost effective, this is a great time to discover this as an adventurous part of the country. Give everyone the opportunity to take photos along the way, these photos will not always do the scenery any justice but the laughter and memories that some of them will bring into your lives will be cherished for a long time to come. There was a time when we gave our grand-daughter the camera while we were driving the RV and they took hundreds of pictures of many things, mostly the inside of the vehicle including many self-portraits and surprise photos of us that we all laughed hysterically at when we later viewed them.

We also have a few photo rituals that we continue to attempt during our travels, use your imagination and you will be able to find some of your own. One of ours is to take a photo of every board we cross, we can’t stop to take the photo, we must do it while driving. This sounds much easier than it has been to accomplish…there are no road maps for state line signs…they can be right at the line…right before…directly after…down the road a bit…they can be on the right side of the road…inside the median…even on a overhead bridge. The fun is to find it, take the shot while in an RV with only a moments notice. It has been challenging but we know if we miss one or the photo is not the best than that lets us know that we will have to cross that state line again in our upcoming  RV and camping travels.

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