The Real Information Super Highway

Road trips are interesting in that, because you are in a car you can spontaneously alter course should you come across an unexpected point of interest. But you likely also have a schedule to keep and a list of attractions you want to visit, turning any potential detours into stress-inducing decisions.

How do you mesh the freedom of a road trip with the planning it takes to successfully complete a road trip? As usual, technology appears to be the answer – at least according to several TripAdvisor members who are sharing their road trip tips.

I was particularly intrigued by CCDM_9’s suggestion to keep a daily journal of the trip. In theory, this sounds like a great idea, but in practice I find that I’m usually too tired at the end of a long day of traveling to compose the day’s events. Especially when traveling with someone else and the options are go to my room and write or recount the adventures of the day with my traveling partner(s) over a nice, refreshing beverage.

I tend toward the latter.

But it does seem like it would be very cool to have that journal for later reminiscing.

What about you? Do you keep a journal of your adventures when traveling? What about photos? Do you take a ton to capture the memories, or are you more the type that prefers to live in the moment and not worry so much about capturing memories – whether editorially or graphically?

Image: “Point of Interest” by Bjorn. CC BY-SA 2.0.

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