When you’re in college, road tripping is like a rite of passage. Summer adventures with friends to music festivals, or to visit friends in their hometowns, or even a little beach reunion with your closest sorority sisters – the travel never stops! This summer has been no exception for me; I have planned trips for literally every single weekend this entire summer leading up until I go back to school. I guess I have been a little bit college-sick (Is that a real thing?) As much as I love Louisville it just doesn’t give me the energy that being at school does, surrounded by constant events and people.
Seriously though, now that I am a junior I find myself constantly missing my friends from school (not that I don’t absolutely love my friends at home, they’re the best!) I just can’t help but feel like there are such better ways to spend the summer than sitting on a couch in Louisville watching TV like I’m in high school again.
Maybe I’m just starting to outgrow my hometown a little bit – I constantly feel a pull to go to bigger cities like Chicago and New York just to experience something new and a little bit more exciting. So far this summer I have gone to the lake several times and I just finished an amazing visit with my little, Courtney, in Detroit and a family vacation in Traverse City, Michigan! Currently I am packing for my upcoming trip this weekend to Chicago to visit some friends who just graduated, another trip back to Oxford, and hopefully I will squeeze another trip or two to the lake again before I head back to school for good.
Or maybe its just envy of my many many jet-setting European adventurer friends who are all busy living it up on their study abroad trips (something I had the fortune of experiencing last summer). Regardless, I have definitely developed a serious obsession with summer travel and road tripping. What better way to spend time with your friends than in a car with the sunroof open, the summer sun beating down on you and some good music to pass the time? Sometimes getting there is just as exhilarating as the destination.