One of the key things we learned in the last year or so is that life is uncertain, and you just never know what could unfold down the road. When the pandemic arrived, all of our daily routines were turned upside-down and even small pleasures like eating out at restaurants were taken away. Local lockdowns kept us confined to home and when we did get to go out it was time for masks and social distancing. Life’s simple pleasures were swept away in an instant.
Now, as things are easing, people are once again planning travel adventures and looking forward to enjoying great meals and time with friends. There has been a huge surge in interest in going places that make us happy, in celebrating life again. One of the best ways to travel and still stay fairly safe is to go on a destination road trip. You’ll be able to ride in the safety of your own car, and limit your social interactions. It’s time to enjoy life once again, to follow the open road to your next culinary adventure.
Make Sure You Have the Money You Need
If you are planning to embark on an epic road trip filled with great food and fun, you’ll want to make sure you have enough money to do it up right. One of the ways to do this is to take a good look at your monthly finances and see where you can cut costs. If you are a fairly recent college graduate, the first thing you should look at is your student loans.
With college costs soaring over recent years, graduates often find themselves saddled with big student loan payments. If you want to free up cash, you can lower monthly expenses by refinancing your existing student loans with a loan from a private lender. Refinancing will lower your payments each month and save a lot of interest over the course of the loan.
Travel to the Heartlands for BBQ Heaven
You can really enjoy a culinary adventure if you plan a road trip around a delightful, and delicious, theme. One great way to celebrate down-home pleasures is to head for the heartlands and enjoy an epic journey to some of the best BBQ places in the nation. As you travel, you’ll enjoy taking in the scenery, and when you arrive at one of the chosen locations, you’ll enjoy a meal you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Every region has its own style of BBQ, and locals can fill you in on exactly where to go. You can also use online resources to read BBQ joint reviews and see great photos that will leave you hungry for ribs, brisket and more. Kansas City is a must visit destination, and you’ll also want to make your way to Texas so you can enjoy the delicious choices in the Lone Star State.
Enjoying Lobster Weekend on the Scenic New England Coast
Sometimes you just have to focus in life. One of the ways to make focusing really fun is to plan a weekend road trip around a single food theme. If you are fortunate to live on the East Coast near New England, pack up the car and head off for lobster weekend. The picturesque beauty along the coast will dazzle you, as you leave the crowded cities behind.
Fresh seafood in Maine and on the New England Coast is amazing, a true delight. You can start with a simple meal of boiled lobster with warm rolls and butter. From there, head up toward Arcadia, Maine and enjoy a New England lobster boil as you sit outside and enjoy the view. On the way home, be sure to celebrate with a lobster roll and some lobster stew too.