Street journeys. There’s one thing in regards to the thought of a street journey that makes many individuals, together with myself, go nuts from intense pleasure.
Simply the considered a street journey triggers such giddiness and ecstasy that I instantly begin dreaming of all types of magical street journey eventualities. And I can get misplaced in such thought for hours.
Often, what makes me so enthusiastic a couple of street journey has nothing to do with the area the place it’d happen or the car I’ll drive or the route I’ll take.
It’s the absolute freedom that will get me, and maybe you, going. The liberty to go wherever we please, to cease every time we would like, to be in full management of our journey expertise. Our brains discover this concept so unbelievably interesting it appears. Strive saying ‘street journeys’ with out getting genuinely excited, even when you don’t have any plans to take one.
Through the years, I’ve been lucky sufficient to embark on a number of street journeys. Australia, Thailand, Romania, Mexico and the USA are just some of the international locations the place I’ve been in a position to get pleasure from that freedom.
And at the moment I write to you from Los Angeles, California, the town the place my subsequent street journey shall start in 2 days.
My California Street Journey
My girlfriend and I flew out to LA final night time from Florida. The primary purpose for this go to out west is for a household occasion happening in lovely Mendocino Nation, method up in northern California, in about 10 days from now.
A couple of month in the past, after confirming we might attend the household occasion, we stumbled on the thought of not solely including a street journey to our go to, however renting a camper van to do it with. This could be a primary for each of us.
So I did a little analysis and shortly found Misplaced Campers USA. I despatched them an electronic mail and acquired a direct response. After speaking with them for per week or so, it was apparent that this was the camper van firm to make use of out within the western a part of the USA. When you have a look at the Lost Campers website or Facebook page, you’ll see why I shortly turned hooked on their laid-back, family-owned fashion and their very clear dedication to creating street journeys reasonably priced for vacationers on any finances.
And with hundreds of overwhelmingly constructive evaluations from different vacationers, it was a simple determination and we went for it.
We gained’t be touring in an enormous RV. Misplaced Campers rents small camper vans, like transformed minivans, full with the whole lot you would want for a street journey – cozy mattress (with so many constructive evaluations about their beds, I’m curious to strive it out), sink, storage, a desk, awning, cooling chest and extra. Their charges begin at round $37.99 USD per day, which is remarkably cheap for each transportation and a mattress!
Beginning on Saturday, this can be our Sierra Class camper van:
As soon as we get arrange with our van, we’ll simply begin driving.
We solely have 6 days for this street journey and we have to head north to finish up in San Francisco. Nonetheless, we don’t have a lot of a plan. We do not know the place we’ll spend our nights and we solely have a obscure thought of the route we’ll take. Some doable stops embody seashores, the Hearst Fortress, a vineyard, the Henry Miller Library in Huge Sur, a seldom traveled filth street by way of the mountains (seems like an superior advice from the staff at Misplaced Campers!), Monterey and a Nationwide and/or State Park or two.
If we make it to all of that, nice. If not, that’s completely advantageous too.
Wherever we find yourself, if we get misplaced, we don’t care in any respect. Our brains are already buzzing from the liberty that awaits us in a few days, the liberty that may solely derive from that superior, superior type of journey…
(I’ll be posting updates on the weblog and the Wandering Earl Facebook from the street beginning Saturday.)
Let’s hear it…what’s your most epic street journey expertise? When you’ve but to take one, the place would you like to do a street journey?