Ah, the beauty of the open road. There's almost nothing else like it: the freedom to go wherever you please, to travel as fast or slow as you like, to take in the scenery outside and conversation inside, to sing along to bad music, to eat chips and sweets, to stop occasionally for dirty service station sausage rolls, to make your car your home, to just drive, and drive, and drive.
You have to love a road trip. It's an adventure and a thrill. It's the chance to see a country at your own pace, to take the road less travelled, to pause at every fork and decide where you want to go.
It's also, of course, the chance to get into heated arguments about directions, to find yourself lost in the strangest of places, to break down in the middle of nowhere, and to travel at the mercy of local road conditions, local weather conditions, and locals themselves.
But still, road trips. You wouldn't want to travel any other way.
On this episode of Flight of Fancy, the Traveller.com.au podcast, I'm joined by fellow writers and road-trippers Katrina Lobley and Georgia Rickard to discuss all there is to know about packing up the car and hitting the road, about getting from A to B on four wheels, tackling the adventure from behind a steering wheel.
We are going to tell you where to go on your road trips, and how to make sure you have a successful one. We are going to also share a few hair-raising and hilarious cautionary tales.
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