Seizing summer: How to conduct an epic road trip

Picture this: Open road, best friends, convertible top down, favourite tunes blasting and wind in your hair. Does life get any better than that? 

Now that summer is just around the corner, this image doesn't just have to be a dream, it can be your reality. Enhance your summer experience by crafting an epic summer road trip that will leave you with memories to last a life time. There is no better place to do so than Australia's East Coast - no arguments there, right? 

And without further ado, here are a couple of our pointers on how you can make the perfect road trip this summer.

Don't plan it

You just need a rough idea of where you're going and maybe a couple of things that you need to see or do - but road trips are their own beast. They rarely go as planned and as such you shouldn't try to control it. It's summer, these days are meant to be carefree and you'll have more fun. And hey, you know what they say, sometimes you have to get lost to find your way! Yes, it might be cliche, but isn't it true? 

Take the convertible 

Road trips aren't road trips until there is serious wind whipping through your hair and the rest of the road can hear your rendition of the ultimate road trip song 'A Thousand Miles' - a Vanessa Carlton classic. This means, you have to take the convertible. There are plenty of good vehicles that will take you where you need to go, but there's just something about a car without a roof that says 'wild and free' - just like you on this trip.

Top down, music up that's the way to road trip.Top down, music up that's the way to road trip.

Snap tons of pictures 

Document it all. Top to bottom, Australia's East Coast is absolutely stunning - it'll be too hard to restrain yourself from pulling over to take a picture, so just do it! Of course, you don't even need to post these all over social media. Make a good old fashioned scrapbook of your memories so they're just for you - and maybe post one or too on Instagram so everyone knows what you've been up to.

Summer, concerts and road trips go hand-in-hand, as does finance and insurance. Don't make this a worry on your travels and just get in contact with the friendly professionals at AAA Finance before you ship out to your first show. We'll have you on your way in no time!

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