So you’re at least considering a SRT? Good! First, realize it’s not brain surgery. The logistics are simple, subjective, and subject to change - a beautiful thing. And keep in mind, SOLO road trips and road trips have little in common in the way of experience or preparation.

To push you over the edge, here’s my list of reasons to make at least one SRT in your life. And really, it should be at least an overnighter.

  • You can disconnect every connectivity device you own.
  • Planning can be thrown out the door; no agenda required.
  • There’s no one to care when you eat, what you eat, or if you eat.
  • You can turn around 500 times to photograph something you caught a glimpse of at 70 mph.
  • You don’t have to ask or care if someone else is having a good time, what they want to see next, is the temperature comfortable for them, do they need a restroom stop, what music they prefer, does your driving scare them, do they care if you go 10 miles down a dirt road looking for that ghost town you heard about once when you were a kid.

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