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  • Writer's pictureAmba Brown

5 things I learnt about travel on my USA Road Trip

They say "Life is all about learning". After more than 35 hours driving and approximately 1,500 miles - I wanted to spend a moment to reflect on the adventure.

Here are 5 things I learned along the path from Denver, Colorado back to Los Angeles, California:

1. Leave the phone in the car.

It's no use taking your phone with you when you go countryside exploring. There's never any service around, no matter how high you jump.

2. Don't attempt to walk more than 100 steps when you're at an altitude of 14,500 feet.

I later found out planes take oxygen when flying this high. That explains a lot. It was definitely worth the shot though - and almost freezing to death.

3. As much as you try the photo can't capture the grandness of some places.

Photos are awesome reminders of our paths, but nothing compares to sitting down and soaking in where you are.

Give your full self to the moment - you'll then really remember the awe you experienced of where you were in the world.

4. Perspective is powerful.

Remembering how small we actually are in this world massively helps put a few of those worries back in their boxes.

5. You really never know where your path will take you!

I pinched myself a lot of times while finding my path through the Rockies and the midwest desert. How did I get here?

It's true, you really never know where your path is going to take you.

Stay open and enjoy the ride!

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

What are your travel tips, takeaways from a long road trip?


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