Planning a Memorable Road Trip
Every day, people are on transit for different reasons, ranging from business trips, road trips meant for vacations and pleasure, among many other reasons. In all these travels within and across countries, everyone hopes to create the best memories for the future. These tours don’t always bring the best memories. Some happen and end with regrets. In trying to make people informed, Father George Rutler has some teaching that can aid in planning for the best road trips.
One should have a good plan. Planning for a road trip is one of the most basic requirements. A plan should entail organizing and getting entry permits of areas of interest and decide on a stay schedule. It’s essential to familiarize yourself with the rules and laws of the different regions. By doing this, one is sure not to be locked up in cells far away from home. Probably this could be the worst-case scenario that could ruin a good road trip.
Father George is keen to teach the importance of respecting cultural behaviors and practices of a foreign land. Being conversant with what is morally accepted by society is critical to having a good road trip. He reminds people to observe the ethics and have respect for the norms of the people wherever they visit. He is keen to remind people of the importance of observing acceptable dressing codes in a foreign land. It is essential to be aware of the different cultural and religious beliefs practiced in areas of visit. By noting these different dynamics, one is sure not to irritate and annoy people alone. He advises on the importance of knowing the practices that may be obscene and unacceptable before having a road trip to a new place.
Father George Rutler reminds those on a road trip that when traveling, there is always a risk. One is always at risk of accidents, and it increases with the night falls. A good plan should ensure one doesn’t drive in the middle of the night on a new road. It is not only dangerous to those on board but also to third parties such as wild animals, properties, and pedestrians who may be walking along the roads. It’s also crucial to ensure that the vehicle in use is well maintained and serviced. Headlamps and windscreens should be as clear as possible to increase the levels of visibility.
In addition to avoiding night travels, he reminds people not to mock national symbols of unity in the new area. Such a mistake could easily land one into trouble with the law and cause bad blood with the locals. Also, those having road trips are advised to know the different restrictions on drug and substance use. What is accepted at one’s home may be illegal in a foreign land. Ignorance is no defense, better research on the dos and don’ts. Home is where one is, and everyone needs to be at home wherever they find themselves. To achieve good memories, have a good plan and know the limits of where you are going.