Some of the best conversations happen when we’re seated side by side, facing the road or parked up and staring at the sea. It’s the intimacy of the enclosed space, both pairs of eyes facing forward, sharing the same view. We don’t need to look each other in the eye, and sometimes this is the easiest way to share our dreams and fears in a way that we never could in everyday routines.
So make time to wander, to disconnect. Cook on the campfire, fall asleep somewhere wild under a pile of blankets. Wake up feeling a little too cold, but maybe also a little bit more alive.
Maybe this is the dream, a ‘one day’ idea to travel and roam for weeks on end. Maybe right now you feel like life is getting in the way; it’s too busy, too tying.
Go for the day – for the evening. Life is short, so pack the essentials, the blankets and the beanies, and lie out under the sky for a time. Look at the stars or make shapes out of the clouds. Tell stories. Leave your phone in the bag. Switch off.
Plan it now; don’t wait for one day. The road trip is a state of mind, so create it wherever you go.