The “Unplanned” Roadtrip

RoadtripA while back, one of my facebook friends posted this really cool game that she and her friend started doing. I guess you could call it a game … it’s more like an adventure-creator! I am so in love with this idea – I couldn’t help but share it!

Road trips are always fun (in my opinion). Road trips with one of your best buddies – even better! Part of the fun of road trips is getting to your destination. You get to see lots of places, eat lots of junk food, and make memories with your friends. This type of road trip is even more exciting, because you have no idea where you’ll end up! [Allison recently told me that not knowing where you end up sounds terrifyingly annoying to her… I disagree!]

There are lots of fun aspects to this “unplanned road trip”. The girls made some fun rules to follow, and the directions are all part of chance. Here are their road trip rules:

  1. Every hour, roll the dice to find our way
  2. At every bathroom stop, pick a card
  3. At every intersection, we roll the dice
  4. Every time we get gas, pick a card
  5. Any site, park, museum (etc.) that we find interesting we must stop to check it out
  6. When all road trip buddies decide it’s time to get off the road, we roll the dice and go 30 minutes more

When you roll the dice (re-roll if it doesn’t work):

  1. Go North
  2. Go South
  3. Go East
  4. Go West
  5. Turn Right
  6. Turn Left
  7. Take the interstate
  8. Take the county road
  9. Take the state highway
  10. Make a pit stop
  11. Pick a card
  12. Pick 2 cards

What’s on the cards? The road trippers wrote things like “take a road trip selfie”, “buy something local”,  and “stop for a road side snack”. Making up your own fun card to-do’s would be so fun! It’s really up to you, what you decide to put on the cards. Any task, however silly, I’m sure would make the trip very memorable!

What I like about this adventure is that it’s very laid back and flexible. If the rules don’t exactly work where you’re at, then bend them a little! Roll the dice again, or pick another card. Stacey (the road-tripper), told me the first time they went out, they had to change some rules because it kept them roaming around the same roads for an hour. After the change they ended up in Indianapolis! The second trip – Memphis. Depending on how much time you have, you could pretty much end up anywhere!

Some tips from the road trippers: Make sure you have snacks and water, bring a camera and the charger, and pack for the season (they go in the summer).

So what do you think? You ready to road trip?! Share with us!



One response

  1. Family Caravan Road Trip!

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