Love 'em. If I have to be at my destination at a certain time, I try to give myself at least a few extra hours to see the sights along the way. Otherwise it’s “I’ll get there when I get there.”
Best road trip ever: my grandma took me to Portugal when I was 12. We rented a car in Faro and spent two weeks roaming the Algarve. No schedule, no destination, just the two of us and a shoebox full of maps. It’s influenced how I travel ever since.
It’s possible to travel from Columbia City, Indiana (where I grew up) to Columbia City, Oregon without ever leaving US-30. I always thought that would make a fun road trip. Maybe make it a twofer and try to follow the old Lincoln Highway route as much as possible.
So I just had my drive with my brother from Portland back to Michigan and it didn’t go so well. I made it two days in and hoped on a flight back home bc all he did was scream at me the entire time. I definitely concur the only way to take long road trips is by yourself.