We have hit the peak of summer spirit and it’s time to hit the road and escape to your own haven. And we all know that famous saying, it’s not where you’re going, it’s how you get there. Here’s how to enjoy every moment of your road trip this summer…


To have by your side: 

– Card games.

– Light, comfortable clothes.

-Sweatpants, a t-shirt and slippers will suffice.

-Sunglasses, for when you want to take a nap.

-Portable phone charger. Don’t forget this. I repeat, don’t forget this.

-Camera, because sunsets on the road feel like paradise.

-Your favorite travel apps downloaded; taxi apps, nightlife apps, and photo-editing apps before you leave your house’s WiFi.



Movies to enjoy:

-“22 Jump St.”: For a laugh that lasts the entire trip.

-“Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas”: A classic 1998 Johnny Depp movie, absolutely humorous with a Stanley Kubrick-ish feel.

-“Blue Valentine”: This is your pick if you’re traveling with your partner. Not your average Hollywood fairytale, yet extremely heartwarming.



Books to browse:

-“On The Road” by Jack Kerouac: an autobiographical novel about Sal and his friends traveling across America.

-“Paper Towns” by John Green: a coming of age story for Quentin as he searches for his childhood sweetheart and discovers more of her secrets along the way.

-“Letters To My Daughter” by Maya Angelou: this short read doesn’t miss out on anything, discussing one of the earliest and most poetic perspectives on feminism and racism in a collection of 20 years’ worth of Angelou’s ideas.


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Playlist to cruise to:

-“Thunderbird” by Dirtwire.

-“Cortez The Killer” by Neil Young.

-“Waves” by The Aristocrats.

-“Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground.

-“OOO AAA” by Cathedrals.

-“Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake.

-“Indian Summer” by The Doors.