Anatomy Of A Roadtrip




The best road trip is one that’s unplanned. Planning sometimes can cause major disappointments due to unmet expectations. I find that when there’s very little planning involved, the pleasure derived from that activity is increased dramatically. Note: Apologies for the awful lighting, it was really cloudy when I took these photos and I only have a point and shoot camera. If you’re a superduper millionaire, feel free to send me a Nikon D90.
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Here’s my two-cents worth on unplanned roadtrips.

1. Make sure you have clean underwear (because you never know, hint-hint, wink-wink, nudge-nudge).

2. You must have a sweet ride. Note: Sweetness is defined by ownership. You can have the most battered owner jeep imaginable, but if it’s yours, it’s still sweet. If you insist on travelling by bus or other forms of public transportation, make it non-aircon. Better flavor that way. Sweet Ride 3. The route you’re planning to take must have pit stops! It’s for the grub man, best part of the journey. And also for disposing excess food and water. :)
Pit Stop 4. Have an exotic location in mind. It doesn’t have to be foreign to have a foreign sounding name.
Exotic Location 5. And the most important part, make sure there’s an endless supply of roads to where you are going.
The Endless Road

Your final destination? Who knows? Road trips are road trips because you’re doing it for the road. Sounds stupid I know but haven’t you heard? Life’s a journey, not a destination. Blame Aerosmith for that!

Vroom, vroom!!
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17 Comments… add one

  • Jena Isle Sep 6, 2009

    He he he, very short but profound, @thirdworldgeek. How right you are! Vroom , vroom. Way to go. I like this blog.

  • pinoytraveller Sep 6, 2009

    Ma'am Jena! Hi, oh boy, how juvenile you must think of me with my writing and all. Angeles was just awesome. My Pampangueno friend warned me that folks from your place tend to go all out when they have visitors. I think he was being modest. I hope us (adopted) Manila boys can return the favor someday! Thank you very much!

  • JenIsle Sep 7, 2009

    Hello B,

    You do write very well Don't under rate yourself. You're welcome. Anytime you pass by AC just let us know.

  • Roy Sep 7, 2009

    “Life's a journey, not a destination” how true…

    I love the line “it doesn't have to be foreign to have a foreign sounding name” hehe…

    so where's the other pictures?

  • entertainmentblog Sep 8, 2009

    Great line, I may quoted “And the most important part, make sure there’s an endless supply of roads to where you are going.”

    My family and I may say that we did this kind of trip, we were new to the place, then my father just drive and drive, heheheehhe.

    I love Road trips, I love to see green trees and plants and hear the stories of different places.

  • pinoytraveller Sep 9, 2009

    Oh most definitely! And thanks. :)

  • pinoytraveller Sep 9, 2009

    Hi Roy, I'm reserving the other pics for a wicked post I'm visualizing for the other blog. I just hope the two boys won't kill me. :)

  • pinoytraveller Sep 9, 2009

    Road trips are indeed awesome! Couldn't wait to do another one. Longer this time hopefully.

  • Roy Sep 9, 2009

    oh! I'm looking forward to those pics hehe… I've heard about them

  • ijstyles Sep 9, 2009

    Awesome tips you have in there! I also love to travel a lot! :)

  • chuckbeans Sep 10, 2009

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  • pinoytraveller Sep 13, 2009

    Totally irrelevant comment chuck, but I'm feeling extra generous today so I'll let this one slide. :)

  • pinoytraveller Sep 13, 2009

    thanks lj. :)

  • VetTech Sep 15, 2009

    I just did a 12 hour car trip…they are tons of fun…but no one ever mentions how much your butt can hurt after driving that long

  • pinoytraveller Sep 15, 2009

    Hahaha. You need to pace yourself Vet. Rule of thumb is you need to stop at least every two hours and do some stretching exercises. Don't get carried away!!

  • liquid weight loss Nov 2, 2009

    Great tips indeed. I'm looking forward to read your up and coming travel tips.

  • liquid weight loss Nov 2, 2009

    Great tips indeed. I'm looking forward to read your up and coming travel tips.

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