You might think you need a good excuse to take a week off work and head out on a road trip. The truth is that you don’t need any excuse, just hop in the car and go. But you might want to tell your boss you will be gone for a few days first.

If he gives you a hard time, give him the reasons why you need to take a road trip, we are sure he will understand. Suffolk Glass, your windshield repair service on Long Island, offers you these great reasons you need to take a road trip.

Set Your Own Pace

You literally have to have a down-to-the-minute schedule if you are flying somewhere for vacation. You have to leave at a certain time to get to the airport, you land at a certain time, need to be checked into a hotel by a certain time and need to check out by a certain time. If anything goes wrong, your entire schedule is all screwed up and it could ruin your vacation.

But it’s different when you go on a road trip. You aren’t chained to a schedule, you can start whenever you want, stop whenever you want and stay as long as you want at the hotel.

Off the Beaten Path

There are many hidden gems in this country that you won’t find in a guidebook. You won’t find these gems in a plane at 35,000 feet either. Going on a road trip allows you to check out the cool small towns that dot our nation. Spread the map on the hood of your car and find some funky place to visit.

You Need an Excuse to Crank Blue Oyster Cult

Everyone knows the best place to listen to all of the music you love is in your car. Making a playlist for your road trip is a priority and an epic undertaking as you need to have at minimum several hundred songs. In order to fulfill this task, you will need to add all of your favorite rock tunes from the 1970s and 1980s. And yes, this does include songs by Blue Oyster Cult.

Spontaneous Detours

Since you are never pinned down while on a road trip, you can detour from your itinerary to spontaneously check out something cool. For example, you can stop and see the world’s largest Jack-in-the-box in Connecticut, the world’s largest chicken wing in Florida and the world’s largest ball of twine in Kansas.

You Feel Obligated to do Crazy Things

Somehow, when you are on a road trip, you don’t feel like following the norm. In other words, road trips make you feel like taking a chance and doing things you wouldn’t normally do. It could be too much gas fumes or the 1970s rock music on your playlist is influencing you. Either way, you are in for an adventure.

Sense of Achievement

When returning from a road trip, you will feel as though you have had a unique experience and you will take pride in this sense of achievement.

Before heading out on your road trip adventure, call Suffolk Glass and have your windshield checked out.