When day trips no longer cut it and aren't recharging the batteries like they used to, you need to embrace the classic Aussie tradition and hit the Highway - ROAD TRIP style.
The miles can sometimes get pretty long and there's no point doing them on your own, the silence will drive you crazy. You need TUNES and good ones at that and great music makes a ROAD TRIP.
Your body might be travelling to the next destination, but your mind needs to also - time to kick into 5th gear and get into the groove.
If you've got the kids in the car, the genre might be a little more subdued - I remember doing plenty of miles listening to Little Red Car (Wiggles) as we toured the country...different strokes for different folks!
Whether your heading inland to avoid the traffic or looking at Sydney in your rear view mirror (I reckon this is the best way to see a City) as you head to Byron Bay for the week - crank up these classics - here's a list of awesome Tunes to help you drop the windows and turn up the volume.
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Where the Streets have no Name - U2
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
There's no such thing as "rules" on a Road Trip and there's certainly nothing wrong with hitting the "REPEAT" Button and listening to your favourite again. Good music is like wearing your favourite T-Shirt, they never go out of style. I reckon a brand that was born on the road captures the essence of Adventure better than most.
The Free 24 7 collection of Clothing was inspired by the ultimate Road Trip - doing the Big Lap around OZ. Needing to capture the essence of being relaxed and living your best life, our Clothing has been tested by the best of them - not just here, but all around the world.
Let's get back to the music, there's still a long way to go...
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp
Gun Barrel Highway - Midnight Oil
Khe Sanh - Cold Chiesel
What's been your best Road Trip? The ones that are super planned and booked in months in advance, sure they build the excitement - but there's just not enough of the "magic" elements of surprise.
Spur of the moment, joining a big group of 4WD's heading to Cape York for 3 weeks...now we are talking. Better get yourself kitted out and look the part with some super comfy travelling threads. The Original ROAD TRIP tank might be worth a look too - one of our faves!
Half the fun of a ROAD TRIP is looking at your car afterwards with the glint of pride in your eye - "yep the old girl, she never lets me down" kind of feeling.
VOLUME UP - if you're heading bush, you won't hear the Corrugations! Sorry...you'll still feel every one of them - even if your tyre pressure is down....
Hotel California - The Eagles
Shut Up & Drive - Rihanna
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Are we there yet? It doesn't matter where you are going and how long you've been driving, it's almost the catch cry of every ROAD TRIP. When the traffic lights are just a distant memory, the country gets a little more rugged and the sign says no more Petrol for 400km...you know that this is a real trip and at that point, you feel the pressures of life lift from your shoulders. Relief.
It's time to relax, the simple life is just around the corner. One last blast as we wrap up the Top 20 Tunes.
Route 66 - Chuck Berry
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
The Horses - Daryl Braithwaite
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynyrd
Ganggajang - Sounds of Then
Can't say that the last track really fits it - but it's a classic Aussie tune and it wouldn't be right unless you heard it at least once a day. Safe driving and remember, if you can still hear your mates talking, it's not loud enough! If you like our list and it made your ROAD TRIP...drop us a comment!
One more Song...because he's an Aussie Legend and he's always wearing our Gear...'cause he loves it! Nice Heritage Cap.
Fire & Ice - Andrew Swift & Catherine Britt