A road trip, sometimes spelled roadtrip, is a long-distance journey traveled by automobile.
The expression contains two important words: “road”, and “trip”. We could therefore say that it simply means a journey that takes place mainly on the road. This is true, but it is also much more than that.
Now that you have the main road and the vehicle, you need to prepare your trip to a minimum by establishing stopping points and places to sleep. With a converted van or a motor-home, the answer is more obvious, but you will still need to find authorised parking spaces or campsites. With a car or a motorcycle, you will need to anticipate your nights according to the weather conditions. If the weather is nice and warm, a hammock or a tent is enough to sleep under the stars. On the other hand, when it starts to get cold and wet, it is better to have a reliable place to stay, such as a motel or youth hostel.
A road trip is above all a simple trip, during which you hit the road just for the pleasure of getting away. So don’t think too much, and let the road trip take you away.