Random road trips provide relief from monotonuous everyday life

Ben Buysse/Opinion Editor
One of my favorite things to do is travel. The idea of stepping into a car at noon in Cedar Falls and arriving at three or four in Madison, Wisc., fascinates me.

I love to be able to say goodbye to the world I’m always surrounded by and arrive in a completely new environment in only a matter of hours.

Picture a day of traveling in your mind. You wake up anxious to get on the road and head for someplace new. Your family or friends are feeling the same way and everyone is excited to be leaving. After a hectic night of packing and making last minute decisions you are ready to leave. Everyone gets their things and heads to the car where you all fight over the best seats.
You pull out of the drive-way. In a just a few mere hours you have arrived in a vast metropolis compared to the world you’re accustomed to. People you’ve never met and things you’ve never seen make up the world around you.

Road trips are something everyone can enjoy, even the ones paying for the gas bill at the end of the trip. A road trip doesn’t have to mean staying in fancy hotels and doing extravagant things. It’s fun to just get in a car and drive a few hours to see something new. If you have relatives, stay with them. If you can find a cheap hotel, go there. The fun of being in a new place will be there all the same.

If you know where you want to go, then go. If you can’t afford it right now, just save a little and go on your way — remember, road trips don’t have to be expensive.

You don’t need to take off work or school; just a weekend of seeing new things will suffice.

I believe, and I think you will too, getting out of this town and seeing the world is a wonderful thing. Take a short, weekend road trip whenever you can. I promise you, it will be fun for all.

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