I love a good road trip! The playlists you make to get you through, the car games, and the good conversation, in my opinion, are the best parts! I’ve made several road trips in my life and I’m not sure which is better, the long or the short. If you remember, I made the trek from Houston to Scottsdale earlier this year, and absolutely loved the journey. Granted, the most annoying part was getting out of Texas since it’s about 10 hours from Houston to El Paso. Getting to see our country throughout a drive is fun for me. I made my first trip to Waco, Texas, a couple weeks ago which was exciting cause I’ve never been to Waco, nor knew anything about Waco except for what I’ve seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Other than Magnolia Market and the Silos, Waco is home to Baylor University and I got the chance to attend a BU game. But let’s talk about the drive, shall we?
My little sedan has seen her fair share of road trips to Dallas, Norman, Austin and more, but when it comes to a road trip for a big game, some thing a bit bigger is always necessary. Plus what’s a game day without a tailgate? Thanks to Toyota, I got the chance to cruise a 2019 RAV4 Limited to Waco and have my own tailgate thanks to the extra space the RAV4 provides. This is my second time driving a RAV4 and I still love it. This drives so smooth and is easy for me to handle. I like to think that I can drive anything (I drove a school bus while I was a swim coach. You can’t tell me nothing!), and although I drive a small sedan regularly, the Rav 4 continues to be easy to handle and feels like a small sedan but sits up a tad bit higher. If you’re looking for a small SUV that can do everything you need it to do, handles like a dream, and provide space, I highly recommend the RAV4.
Is it just me or do you always pack bad when you’re going on a road trip? It seems like everyone just kinda throws stuff in the car, not really organized, but whatever. Well if you’re anything like me, then you probably are a sloppy packer when it comes to road trips. Everything just gets dumped in. Good thing the RAV4 has plenty of cargo space cause you will need it. The back has all the room for your suit cases and tailgating groceries. Don’t forget the cooler!
Wait is the car on or off?! The engine is that quiet, which is almost dangerous cause I don’t know whether the car is on or off! There were times where I definitely had turned the car off when I thought I was turning it on, because it was that quiet. No road or engine noise here! Or was that because we had Z100 blaring on the radio?
I won’t lie, I’m kinda a sucker for cars that have all the bells and whistles and the nice screens and such. The touch screen makes accessing apps in the car easy. The Sirius SM Radio I also love; it takes out the need for making your own playlists. I swear I can listen to 90s on 9 and Pop2k all day everyday. Bring on the car karaoke! Heated seats are also needed for those cold days to keep the bum warm! Here is a rundown of my favorite amenities:
- Sirius XM Radio -All the stations is sure to provide an epic car karaoke session.
- Keyless Entry
- Heated Seats
- Navigation (Mandatory. Can’t have a road trip without it!)
- All the Cup Holders (I believe I counted 6 – this also helps with tailgating. People hanging out can just use a cupholder instead of having to hold it. I know that’s basic but still…
- Heads Up Driver (not in this specific car, but I’ve had it in a RAV4 and Avalon before and it changed my life).
Do you currently drive a Toyota? Tell me if you do! If not, what amenities are a must have in a car to make your road trip perfect? Let me know in the comments!
This was my last scheduled road trip of the year. I’m already looking forward to what 2020 has to offer. If you think I haven’t started planning 2020 then you don’t know me. Where should I head next?