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Rant Editorial - Weekend Off-Roading

Posted in Features on August 1, 2012
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Did you ever have a bad day at work? The boss is yelling at you, work is piling up, and all you can think about is getting out of the building or off the site, just to relax and do something that you want (or need) to do. But with all the hats people are wearing at work these days, it seems like there’s less time for relaxation. A few hours after work—before passing out from exhaustion—barely tide you over until the weekend, and that’s why your weekend free time needs to count. I’m talking about real quality free time.

What better place to spend it than in your favorite off-road vehicle out in the mountains, in the deserts, and away from a bunch of concrete and civilization? You can combine motorsports, camping, picnicking, sightseeing, and exploring all into one incredible trip that will blow any anxiety, frustration, or anguish straight out the tailpipe.

If you’re sensible about it, you can make it one of the cheapest vacations you can take. The cost of fuel, some food (which you’d be eating at home anyways, right?), and maybe a campsite rental will grant you a great weekend away with friends, family, or both. That’s money well spent when considering cost per unit of happiness.

There is something about getting beyond the confines of Suburbia, leaving the highways and city streets of America, and heading out onto roads less traveled that will make everyday life issues disappear as they fall into the back of your mind and allow you to blow off a little steam. If you haven’t done it in a while, I highly suggest you pack up the truck and head out as soon as possible. You’ll feel better, work harder, and you’ll make some great memories to boot.

Someone once told me to use my vacations wisely, as there will never be enough of them. I thought that was pretty good advice, and I hope you’ll join me in escaping to the outdoors and enjoying some clean air and natural surroundings whenever you can.

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