Wanderlust takes on new forms in the winter. On the one hand, your bucket list becomes longer because you're chilling inside, scrolling through social media. You're seeing your favorite travel influencers take off to tropical places or explore hidden gems in Europe. (Where's your plane ticket? Ugh!) On the other hand, you're getting creative and more adventurous than ever — seeking out the experiences you can only have in the winter, when everything is covered in snow. For you and your bestie, that may mean embarking on some of the prettiest winter road tripsthis country has to offer. Blanket scarves and good music? Required.
Just imagine this: You're driving down a scenic road, listening to Vance Joy or Bon Iver tunes, and laughing with your best friend. There's a film camera in your lap, along with an oversized knit blanket that's keeping you extra warm. You take a look out the window, and see evergreen trees that touch the sky. Each branch seems to be covered with its own pile of snow, and the clouds are letting go of a few flurries here and there.
A road trip like this may seem like it's straight out of the movies. I mean, do people actually experience such bliss in real life? Yes — and you and your bestie can be those people! There's a winter wonderland waiting for you.
Of course, before you embark on any winter road trip, it's important to assess the weather and driving conditions, in addition to doing research on the roads you're taking. Be sure your car is equipped with the proper essentials, in case any inconveniences may occur, and your gas tank is filled up. It's also always a good idea to head on over to AAA and read its list of "winter driving tips."