When it comes to owning a car, there’s one word that comes to mind above all others, and that’s “freedom.” Well, I guess it’s actually “car,” but you know what I mean. Anyway, owning a car is a freeing experience. After all, getting your driver’s license and your first car is like a baby bird learning to fly and leaving the nest for the first time. Your whole world opens up to you in an instant. With all of the trappings of our professional lives and social and financial obligations, it’s easy to forget all of the freedoms a set of wheels affords us, so we owe it to ourselves to take a look at some of the ways we can take advantage of that freedom. Here are some examples.
First and foremost, you can take you car on a camping trip. IF you wanted to, you could load up your car with some friends, some family, or both, some supplies, and just go, right now, to some remote location and just go camping. It’s that simple. That’s the beauty of camping. Just remember to bring your tents and or sleeping bags, your Columbia apparel, plenty of food and water for the group, a first aid kit, etc. and be prepared to rough it a bit, and before you know it, you’ll be roasting marshmallows and telling spooky stories beside a roaring campfire in the dead of night in a dense thicket of trees, the sound of crickets chirping all around.
Another way to use your car to your advantage is via a road trip. With a road trip, it’s an example of “the journey beats the destination,” because the journey IS the destination. Just load up the car with some family and or friends and hit the road for destinations unknown. The important thing here is to be open to new experiences. Who knows what you’ll see on your journey? That’s the beauty of it.