Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Road Trip!

For me, summer means going on adventures with old friends, whether it be going to an amusement park, swimming in a lake, or taking a road trip with no predetermined destination.  With all of the posts on Pinterest detailing how to have the perfect summer road trip, you might think that they are hard to pull off, but let me tell you that with the right mindset the perfect road trip is easily attainable and requires very little planning.

The perfect road trip only requires a few things: good friends, good food, a full tank of gas, and a sense of adventure. Sure, there might be some technicalities you might want to throw in there like sunscreen and a map, but if you’ve got the basics then you’re already on track to having the best road trip ever.

Good Friends.

Solitary road trips are incredible, but they are made even better with the right company. Piling into the car with some of my favorite people in the world give me such a feeling of excitement. Add some Taylor Swift on the radio, an open sunroof, and miles of road, and you’re set for some good times. The great thing about travelling with friends is that even if the location turns out to be a bust or you get hopelessly lost you are still guaranteed to have a great time.

A sense of adventure.

I used to use the excuse ‘I don’t live anywhere exciting’ to explain why I never did anything exciting. But I quickly learned that I was mistaken. Even if you don’t live near a beach or a huge metropolitan area, that doesn’t mean you can’ t find excitement. Having a sense of adventure means stepping off the beaten path and making your own excitement. You can do this by going somewhere you’ve never been or driving until you find somewhere that you never want to leave. Either way, don’t sell your area short because chances are the perfect road trip destination is just under your nose–you just have to look for it.

Great food.

One of my favorite parts about road trips is trying the “hole in the wall” restaurants or having a picnic out in the middle of nowhere. My friends and I had a picnic lunch by the river with sandwiches and Sparkling ICE waters. The sandwiches were delicious and the water was out of this world! At zero calories, Sparkling ICE is a bold sparkling water that truly delivers on taste. There are 17 real fruit flavor combinations, so there is something for everyone! These are my favorite summer drinks because they are crisp and refreshing, and a lot healthier than soda or other sugary drinks. Sparkling ICE has just the right amount of fizz to satisfy a soda craving without being overpowering.

And a contest!

Sparkling ICE is hosting a Flavor Face Off contest where you can win a year’s supply of Sparkling ICE or get your face on the bottle of your favorite flavor! Entering is easy–all you have to do is post your photos or videos on Instagram with the hashtag #sparklingICEcontest. From 6/1 – 7/31 you can earn by getting your friends to share and like your posts, and win! The more you post, the better chance you have of winning awesome prizes like free Sparkling ICE and concert tickets!