If you're trying to think of some fun ways to spend your summer vacation, but aren't sure what to do - then why not think about going on a road trip? If you're an adventurer of sorts, then this is for you.
Road trips are brilliant because they give you the freedom to go wherever your heart takes you. There are no rules, it's just you, and a map. There's no pressure of trying to keep to a time schedule, so if you want to opt for the more scenic route but means you'll add an hour to your travels - so be it. Road trips are a magical way of discovering what's around you, but at your own pace, and everyone should feel that sensation.
There are so many negative things in life that get us down, and eventually, that stress can end up taking its toll and making us miserable, and that's not the way we should live our lives. It's about expression, and passion, and travel, and self-discovery, and making connections, and all that can be done on a road trip.
So regardless of whether you bring someone to tag along with you, or you prefer to ride solo, why not explore the south. If you're not too familiar with that part of the United States, then you are in for a real treat.
Here are a few tasters that you can expect to experience.
The Kentucky Derby
This is one of the biggest horse races that is held every year in Kentucky. It's the perfect excuse to dress up fancy in big hats and floral dresses, and watch the amazing talent compete against one another to win the famous trophy. But other than that, it's also a reason to party, as the Derby parties are ones to be reckoned with. You can then stay in the luxury hotels that are available, like the Courtyard By Marriott Paducah for example, that offers excellent food, service, and overall experience.
Red River Gorge
If you like to experience nature at its most beautiful form, then you won't want to miss visiting the Red River Gorge. This is a canyon that stands above the Red River, which is named that because it carries large quantities of red soil during the flood season, giving the appearance of red water. If you're up for a challenge, you can even attempt to climb up this beauty and then zip line your way back down. Or you may prefer to play a little safer and follow one of the trails and go for a scenic hike. And once your day is done, you can stay in one of the lovely lodge cabins for the night.
Now that you have a couple of ideas of what to do on your travels, have a look on the web and see what other places you could stop at to learn a little more about the history, and meet locals that have stories to tell as you indulge in a fine ale.