You want to get out there and see the world that Instagram rarely showcases? You skip the tourist hotspots and you head out on the road. Find your own secret locations, build your own memories, and take some truly incredible photos that haven’t been spammed a million times over. You can do all of this and more when you take the time off to enjoy a slow-travel road trip. Look great, feel great, and make memories that will last a lifetime with this guide:
Rent Out a Vintage RV
One of the best ways to head off on a road trip in style is to bring out your inner flower child and look for a vintage RV rental in your area. Be paired with a classic design that can be a model in all your photos, and hit the road.
When You Need to Book a Campsite in Advance
If you plan on a cross country trip and don’t care where you stay, then you can be as spontaneous as you like on your trip. There are, of course, downsides to this. If you hoped to camp out in a national park, there are likely limitations, one of which being that you can only camp (especially in an RV) in a designated campsite. These national park RV sites book up fast so if you had your heart set on staying in the heart of a stunning park, you should book now to secure your spot.
How to Pack for your Stylish Road Trip
Though you have a lot more wiggle room in terms of packing for your road trip in an RV than you would in a small car, there will still be limitations. A huge portion of storage is going to need to be taken up by emergency provisions, food, water, and toiletries.
1. Create the Ultimate Travel Wardrobe
You don’t need to bring a huge collection of items in order to dress well. You only need to bring items that work together. The perfect travel wardrobe can take up a backpack if done correctly, because it was chosen carefully and with style in mind instead of just “in case” additions. Do this, and you can reduce what you pack significantly and look incredible (and unique) in every photo.
2. Buy Essentials in Bulk
There is one thing we all end up packing on a road trip that we don’t realize – garbage. Wrapping papers, packaging, food waste – it all needs to be thrown out, and yet on the road there aren’t than many opportunities to do this. That is why one of the best moves to make when traveling on the road is to go to a bulk food store with some reusable containers and stock up that way. Many stores allow for this. All you need to do is take your empty containers to be weighed beforehand.
Tip: For grains and other items that won’t fall through fabric (like flour), use fabric bags instead of plastic containers to save on space the most.
A road trip is inherently romantic. You have spontaneity, beauty, and freedom all at your fingertips. Just make sure that you choose the right RV, book your spot at the top RV campsites in advance, and reduce the excess baggage to enjoy a comfortable, stylish trip.