You cannot beat a good road trip as a car enthusiast whether you are driving to a car show, going on holiday, for work, or for any other purpose. Being behind the wheel, the open road, and exploring new areas can be an exhilarating experience. Still, you must have a few ways to stay entertained as boredom can set in after a while, but there are lots of fun ways to spend this time. Obviously, safety is paramount when driving, so some of these activities can only be enjoyed when someone else takes the wheel - read on for a few ideas.
Listen to Music/Podcasts
Listening to music and road trips go hand in hand, whether you are listening to your favourite album on full blast, listening to a road trip playlist, or discovering a new artist. There are also many excellent podcasts to consider, which can be an excellent way to pass the time and an activity that you can enjoy as the driver.
Car games are an obvious and fun way to pass the time when on a road trip, and there are endless options, so you should be able to find one which everyone will enjoy. A few of the most popular car games to consider include:
- I Spy
- 6 Degrees of Separation
- The License Plate Game
- 21 Questions
- Would You Rather
Snacks & Drinks
No road trip is complete without a range of snacks and drinks to enjoy while on the road. This can make the journey more comfortable, plus it reduces the need to pull over so often (but you should still stop every few hours to stretch your legs).
Online betting is a fun way to pass the time and can bring some excitement to the road trip, especially when betting on horse racing, which you can then follow and find out the racing results as they come in. Those that enjoy cars often get a real thrill from betting on the races, so this will be a good option for many.
As mentioned, it is important to stop every so often so that you can all get out and stretch your legs, but it is a good idea to plan these stops ahead of time and to try and have some fun whenever you do stop. It will depend on where you are, but you can often find all kinds of fun and quirky places to stop when travelling, which can help to break the journey up.
A road trip is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your passengers, so having interesting conversations is one of the best uses of time and should help the travel to fly by. Interesting topics can lead to conversations that go on for hours, so think about a few good topics beforehand, but just make sure that everyone is comfortable with the topics and do not forget about having a laugh and lighthearted conversations too.
A road trip can be a terrific experience for anyone that enjoys time behind the wheel, but you will also want to find ways to pass the time, and the above are all great options.