Americans love their cars and the open road. For this date, you need a kickin’ playlist, a full tank, snacks and drinks and sweet wheels. Planning can vary so make it up as you go. Where to start? Set a day and departure time! Then, drive. Typically, hour and half out and back is enough, but go the distance and drive until the tank is empty then fill her up and return home. You may even want to rent a fun car?!?
Depending on your level of adventure, I suggest having a N, E, S, W, direction in mind, but again not totally necessary. Instead of a GPS guide, grab a map in Staples or the grocery, store and use old school mapping skills. We all love Siri, but it is nice to hear your partner try to give you directions. If you go with the Human Map, you will find that you will rely on each other and build discussions about the roads, not the life stuff. Team building is always a bonus on a date. You may get lost, turn around and yell at each other, but that’s part of the trip. Laugh it off and say, “we are trying to get out of Dodge.”
Don’t cheat on this date, try to keep the phone away and do as little research as possible. While out, I would suggest stopping at a local gas station or a hotel and collect a bunch of brochures. Then, pick an adventure, a museum, or weird location to visit. You may want to ask a local what do, too. They usually have great suggestions! Once, I found a Mud Run through a tip, but not the mud run you are thinking about. It was a car mud run! I left with mud my jeans and a story to tell.
Don’t stay in your area! Go for drive and see your surroundings. This weekend, roll your windows down, blast your tunes, and take a Drive Out of Dodge or America if that is how you are feeling, just don’t forget your passport.