If you live in Saskatchewan and have been intrigued lately by the idea of taking a road trip, you’ll be delighted to know that you’re in the best possible place you can be.
Since Saskatchewan has the most roads than any other province in Canada, it will be long before you literally ‘run out of road’ while looking for an adventure.
However, that’s not the only reason we think you should hit the road. Read on to find out why taking a road trip can do a world of good for you.
1. Good for your mental health
Taking a road trip can be great for your mental health, especially considering the current circumstances.
For a long time now, we’ve all been going through something traumatic. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill and drastically changed the way we function.
Lockdowns ensued, people couldn’t get out, and outdoor activities ceased to exist.
Being stuck in one place took a toll on people’s mental health. The gloom that came with not being able to socialize outdoors surely added to that.
However, as the world gradually begins to find its feet again, people are increasingly on the lookout for activities that are safe to do while adhering to new normal restrictions like social distancing.
Taking a road trip with a close group of friends and/or family is a great way to stay safe by following all travel-related safety precautions.
Plus, getting out after being stuck indoors for a long time and embracing the warmth of nature will do wonders for your mental health.
2. Bond with your family
Remember the movie RV? The one where Robin Williams attempts to save his job and salvage his family vacation by taking them on a road trip to Colorado in an RV?
Yes, the one where the dysfunctional Munro family bond with each other after enduring a series of mishaps on the road. That’s the one. Do we need to say more?
Not that we wish you go through the same ordeal as the Munro family, but taking a road trip with your family is a great way for you to bond with one another while making some lifelong memories.
Sometimes spending quality time with each other at home can be challenging. Taking a road trip means ‘officially’ spending time with one another while travelling and bonding through experiences.
3. Discover something new
You’ll be surprised to know how many people know so little about their province despite having lived there their entire lives.
Taking a road trip gives you a fantastic opportunity to explore your province more in-depth.
From taking shorter day trips and visiting outdoor destinations to experiencing longer overnight stays in beautiful provincial parks, there’s always something new to discover in Saskatchewan.
Plus, isn’t it a wonderful feeling to explore the countryside, gather some knowledge, and then become ‘travel experts’ to guide others? (*wink wink*)
4. Enjoy gems along the way
One of the best parts of taking a long road trip is that you get to explore and enjoy some hidden gems along the way. For example, some great food at an unheard restaurant or a cozy stay at a rustic hotel.
You can also choose to have a mini staycation of sorts with your family while stopping overnight to rest.
CAA PRO TIP: If you’re a CAA member, then download the CAA mobile app before embarking upon your journey and keep an eye out for CAA rewards partners along the way. Enjoy discounts and valuable savings on hotels, restaurants, and numerous other reward partners.
5. Recharge and refresh yourself
Everyone must create a healthy balance between work and fun for themselves.
Taking a road trip empowers you to do exactly that because it is a great way for you to escape your busy home life and recharge your batteries.
Stepping away from the stress of work is a good change and sometimes such trips help you and your family take a breather and come back to work with an energized mindset.
A road trip is also a less stressful mode of transportation because while travelling you won’t have to constantly worry about social distancing from other people.
6. Enjoy some freedom
A road trip gives you control over your travel plans and provides you with the freedom to change them with ease. You have the flexibility to begin and end your journey at your preferred times.
Furthermore, since you have your own vehicle, you can pack as much luggage as your car can handle. In doing so, however, please ensure that your visibility isn’t obstructed and that it’s safe to drive.
You can also take a break whenever you want. No longer would you have to think twice before stopping and stretching if your family feels the need to do so.
And finally, taking a road trip allows you to be spontaneous. So, if you want to stop at a point of interest for an impromptu photo-clicking session with your family, you have the freedom to do so.