Most of us are lucky enough to be able to take a vacation once a year. Others may only be able to take a weekend break away from home every once in a while. But we believe that most people do not make enough time to sit down and read solidly for just one hour every day. Over time, we have expounded on the reasons why people should read and in the main, the benefits of reading, no matter what genre is being covered. Today we are going to take the road less travelled in the hope that at some stage you’ll have an opportunity to get away from it all.
Pack some books for the road trip
Many Americans love road trips. Because the budget does not yet allow for it yet, there are no overseas trips are on the horizon. Those who have trucks or SUV’s usually love their vehicles and would grab any opportunity to test them on the open road. Before leaving, there is much planning and packing to be done. Firstly; where to go. Secondly; what to take with.
We’d like to suggest that no matter where you’re heading, pack a few books. And when planning your itinerary, try to schedule at least one hour of reading time each day. Seek inspiration in everything you do. For inspiration during the journey, read a little to build a mental library for while you are driving. And should you be driving at night, make sure that your truck is equipped with a battery-powered LED light bar. Ideally, like the battery in your car, the light battery should be long-lasting. There are other accessories you’ll need for your road trip but if you visit websites such as this one, you’ll soon get a clear picture of what’s necessary and what can be left behind.
Pack in stories that will inspire you
Now that you’ve got all your travelling gear and car accessories sorted out, what sort of books should you be taking with you? Space being at a premium, there should be enough room for at least four books. Make sure that they are pliable, soft-covered publications. They are easier to pack. Your trip is all about seeking inspiration and stimulating your thoughts while driving or hiking. Books that are likely to bring out the best in you can be selected from a variety of genres.
Pick out a biography on one famous person you admire at the moment. Depending on your religious beliefs, take with you a book that could motivate you in the spiritual sense. Instead of taking out a popular fiction novel, take with you one of the great all-American classics in which the moral of the story’s tale leads you to be inspired.
Go with your gut
We could suggest dozens of titles for you, but we are going to leave that choice to you. Go with your gut, or visit your library or search well-publicized bookseller lists to gather some ideas if you don’t have a clear idea in mind yet. And then take the road less travelled, not forgetting to read in between.