Do you love a good road trip as much as I do? This past spring my beautiful mother in law willed my husband Matt her 1988 Mustang Convertible, putting our love of day tripping into high gear. Even before we got the Mustang, we loved to get out on the road and travel anywhere, anytime. Each year our family travels together on vacation (2020 being the exception, of course,) and we’re usually stuffed into a big Suburban or a Passenger Van of some sort. My mother in law used to require that we were all in the same vehicle or the trip just wouldn’t be the same. A good road trip playlist can turn even the most boring drives into a mobile party. Usually my son Patrick “takes the aux” and queues up nostalgic crowd pleasers. His songs are classics, ones everyone knows the words to. He tends to like a little rock sprinkled in with a little bit of country. We definitely prefer sing-alongs to wake up the driver! If you are planning a long trip soon, here are some websites to check out. You can even download your playlist on Spotify for those “no service” pockets -
- Here’s a link to Oprah Magazine’s Top 50 picks
- Or, this list compiled for Insider magazine
- This is my favorite site- 100+ best road trip songs at wandering-bird.com
With fall upon us, there is no better time of the year to travel the winding back roads of New England. Brew some coffee and try out a Sunday Fun Day “space” ride (that’s what we call an impromptu day trip with our friends Dan and Janine - it’s a trip to nowhere specific) with your best friends to mix up the monotony of everyday life. Changing up the scenery, seeing new things, finding a new place for lunch is good for the soul! There are so many beautiful rides to take right here in New England. If you need some inspiration, pick up a map , or a copy of Yankee Magazine’s New England adventures book or Lonely Planet’s New England’s 31 Amazing Road Trips. Don’t forget to pack a bag, a cooler, some silipints, some coozies and allow yourself to be spontaneous. There are many times we’ve been prepared to take a ride that we pack a duffel bag or an overnight bag like the Raleigh bag (this is perfect because it has a separate zippered bottom to put a towel!) This way we can be spontaneous if we just don’t want to leave a place we’ve stumbled upon. We’re packed and we’re ready to stay. One thing that’s a must on all of our road trips is Kiel James Patrick’s super soft Great Moose blanket!
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Chris and The Piper and Dune Family