Driving On An Open Road Essay

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There is something incredible about driving on an open road and watching the scenery change while listening to your favorite song or boarding an airplane and getting that sinking feeling in your stomach while taking off, flying into a new adventure. These are some of my favorite things about traveling; enjoying the journey not just the destination.

Growing up, my family did not do much traveling. Our travels consisted of short road trips, lots of laughter, fun and adventure. We were not a privileged family; we were quite the opposite. Although we lacked in the financial department, I do not recall ever feeling like we did. This could have been because my head was always in the clouds, but it probably had a lot to do with how much love there is in our family. As I grew older, I started to take notice of where my friends were going to spend their summer or winter vacations. While mine, were going to be spent mostly home. These were the times I spent dreaming about where I would travel to if I only had the money. Fast forward to the first time I spontaneously planned a road trip one summer. I did not intend to go on a trip, but I had recently seen pictures of a place called Horseshoe Bend and I was utterly captivated by its beauty. Not only was it remarkable, but a few hours away. I was determined to visit Horseshoe Bend that summer and began preparing my trip. While planning, I had so many questions: Where do I start? How do I get there? Where do I stay? How long is my…

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