When we think of summer, we think of long car rides spent looking at the moon, breathing in the smell of lush foliage and sunshine that warms our souls.
Is it us…or did we just describe the perfect road trip?
If you’re trying to figure out what to do this summer, we suggest grabbing a few of your closest friend and packing up the car for the ultimate yoga road trip.
We love spending our time exploring new places.
There’s just something exciting that comes with new adventures. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of what lies ahead intermingled with the freedom of being away from your comfort zone; whatever it is we can’t get enough!
Perks of a Road Trip
If planned correctly, you can save tons of money on a road trip in comparison to a traditional vacation
Depending on where you road tripping (& if you’re not opposed to glamping) you can look into renting a Campervan in order to save money on hotels
You have the freedom to explore wherever you want – there’s no feeling of dependency or being confined to one area that can sometimes arise on vacation
No matter where you go, you always have everything you need with you
The world is your oyster. You’re going to be able to unroll your mat and ground down into your practice in your most ideal setting
The Planning Process –
The key to the perfect yoga road trip is planning, so get out your favorite colored pens and get ready to make some lists.
Before you can start imagining how incredible the trip is going to be, you first have to answer basics:
Where do you want to go? What type of scents and sounds do you want surrounding you?
What do you want to get out of this trip? Is it about taking a journey into the self, or loading your car up with as many of your favorite people as possible?
What type of budget will you be working with? Are you looking for luxury or minimalism?
Once those have been answered, then we can dive into the specifics –
After your location has been chosen, you have to figure out where you’ll be sleeping
If you’re looking to save some money and get a taste of Mother Nature at the same time, we highly recommend checking out campsites in any of the national state parks
Where will you do yoga? The best part of this adventure will be finding these precious spots to unroll your mat, but it helps to have an idea of what’s around the area
Due to the nature of road-tripping, it’s important to pack light. This is why we highly recommend bringing a yoga mat like the Manduka Prolite; lightweight and easy to maneuver with.
How will you be cooking/ where will you be grocery shopping?
What’s the weather going to be like during your visit? Be sure to pack for both ends of the temperature spectrum
When planning for our own yoga road trip, we found that making a list for each separate topic made it easier to get our thoughts organized and helped with our overall decision.
Once you can answer each of these questions confidently, than you’re ready to put your planning into action.