Why I love road trips

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Because road trips are fun! Add only good company (no grumps, please!), good weather and good energy!

Because they are flexible: You can adjust the time of departure and arrival and you don’t have to worry about delays – only if you want to catch that delicious rustic breakfast or the sun rising.

Because they are adventurous: you might discover a place you didn’t know or visit an area you hadn’t planned and even a flat tire can be a chance for bonding (just make sure to google “how to change a flat tire” before you set off).

Bridge in northern Greece – a place I absolutely adore!

Because they are easy – if you live on flat land you can just take your car, your best friends or bf/gf and set off for a day road trip or even longer. No reservations, flight schedules, airport delays etc. Just tolls 😉

Because they are not very expensive – if you take your own car you only pay for gas (which you usually split with others) and car snacks 🙂 Oh, for accommodation, too, I knew I was forgetting something!

Because you can put your own music on – and fight with your friends about bands you have never heard of while singing out loud all The Smiths lyrics and discover cult local radio stations 🙂

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Because they bring out your best outdoorsy style: from comfy to cool, a road trip is a great test for your wardrobe (and packing talents).

Because they make you feel free & independent: of flights, hotels, trains and baggage allowance! Your car is your universe for the trip, your own safe haven and portable paradise.

Because they are romantic! Nothing like sipping hot chocolate or a good local red wine in front the fireplace after a long day’s drive.

Because they make you think: I don’t know why but being on the road esp. on a road trip always makes me think about my life, my choices, my plans for the future.

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Village Kalarytes in northern Greece (Tzoumerka mountains)

Do you like road trips or prefer the feeling of being taken somewhere by plane/boat? Tell me in the comments – I love hearing your thoughts 🙂

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Thessaloniki view from Panorama
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