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10 Times in Life a Texas Road Trip is Necessary

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If you’ve always talked about a road trip in the great state of Texas but never knew when the best time was to actually go, our first response is of course, “Now!” Our second response is to compile the perfect list of life milestones that can be celebrated with a Texas road trip, together with some great touring suggestions. If you only take one Texas road trip your entire life, you certainly won’t be disappointed!

1. College Spring Breaks

10 Times in Life a Texas Road Trip is Necessary

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With a spring break that lasts perhaps a week in length, you can still manage to squeeze a lot in, and on a budget! Camping is always a great option and can accommodate as people as you like. For a new spin on a classic spring break experience, drive to Big Bend National Park, offering great roadside and primitive camping, backpacker trails, 4,000 species of animals and insects, and even some fossilized dinosaur bones. The Rio Grande also provides campers with great kayaking along the Santa Elena and Mariscal Canyons, with breathtaking scenery that makes perfect photo opportunities.

2. Post College Grad/Pre-Commencement of Career

10 Times in Life a Texas Road Trip is Necessary

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After finishing college but before you settle into a full-time career, why not put the wind to your back and block off time to take a drive and celebrate your post-secondary success? At this age, you’ll be able to appreciate a setting that has it all. Galveston is a great spot to take a drive, take in the sights and sounds, fill your nights with music and entertainment, and your days with great food and fun things to do! In Galveston, every day of your trip can be totally unique, and more interesting than the last.

3. While You’re Single

10 Times in Life a Texas Road Trip is Necessary
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