When was the last time you went on a road trip with your mates? If it’s been a while we have to wonder why – what’s better than a good road trip? Answer: Nothing. And as such we’re set to get you back in the rental car and hitting the open road to your next adventure.

So without further ado, check out the top five reasons why we love nothing more than a good road trip with our mates.

1. You make your own rules 

Don’t want to listen to a crying baby on a bus or watch the (really terrible) designated in-flight entertainment? You don’t have to when you take matters into your own hands and get behind the wheel. You control the route. You control the speed. You control the company, snacks and entertainment. You make your own rules. If only life was a bit more like a road trip, eh?

2. You have more space to relax 

It’s never fun realising there’s not enough space between you and your neighbour, or worse, when that person seems to forget what personal space is all together. Rest your head in your own space, sir. When you get a roomy rental van to take you from point A to B, you don’t have to worry about this. In fact, depending on how many mates have tagged along, you might even have your own row to stretch out in. But at least here if anyone wants to rest a head on your shoulder you know them!

a family checking a map on their car bonnet during camping trip
You make the rules on a road trip.

3. There’s no better time to bond 

No matter what happens, you’re going to come out on the other side of this trip closer to your mates. These are the sorts of adventures that bring us together. Whether its the time you spend “calmly” disagreeing about the right direction, or the games you play with one another as the trip gets longer, you’re always going to remember these memories. Think about it, you’ve never seen a movie about a road trip that didn’t end with all the participants closer than ever!

4. The sight seeing agenda is open for interpretation

When you’re on a road less travelled (by you, at least) there’s likely tonnes of new sights to take in. As such, you want the freedom and flexibility to detour to said sights and enjoy them as long as you please. No matter where you are in Australia, you know you’re bound to run into something pretty amazing. Journey down the Great Ocean Road and you’re probably stopping every 10 minutes for something new, but even the back roads can have you pulling over for little oddities!

ladies smiling at a phone screen
You decide what you pull over to see.

5. It’s great time for soul searching 

We’ve all pretended to be that person in the music video who is staring out the window looking deep in emotional thought. Sometimes it’s even raining. When the miles start to get a little longer and you see the road signs whizzing past your, it’s only then that you can truly get a little life perspective. Okay, not only then, but we’re trying to be as dramatic as you feel in that music video. Got some things that need sorting in your life? Road trip them away.

Why do you love road trips so much? We also love them because they’re made so much easier when you work with our friendly staff at East Coast Car Rentals to get a car and ship out to make memories. Feel free to share your thoughts with us as well!