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10 Things I’ve Learned from Road Trips

  1. I’ve learned that my sister snores–very loudly.
  2. I’ve learned that I cannot spend more than two days camping in the wilderness and still expect to emerge looking or smelling like a normal human being.
  3. I’ve learned that if you stop and ask someone for directions, and they start spewing vague expressions such as “down the road a piece” they actually have no freakin’ clue.
  4. I’ve learned that if what your common sense is telling you conflicts with what your GPS is telling you–trust your common sense.
  5. I’ve learned that the finest five-star hotel in the biggest city can never outshine the beauty of sleeping under the stars in the middle of nowhere.
  6. I’ve learned that locals will always be a better source of information than any guidebook.
  7. I’ve learned that you’ll have a lot more fun once you stop complaining.
  8. I’ve learned that you truly know someone only after you’ve ridden with them in a cramped vehicle for days on end and witnessed their poor taste in music, their bad driving, and what they really look like when they wake up in the morning.
  9. I’ve learned that, no matter how well you’ve planned and no matter how many precautions you take, something will go wrong.
  10. I’ve learned that the mishaps that terrified you or made you angry at the time will end up being the memories you laugh the hardest about later on.

 Okay, your turn. What have you learned from road trips?

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