Sure, the frosty winter weather can be a little bit frightful. While cold temperatures and inches of snow may make you want to stay at home, keep this in mind: road trips aren’t just for summer. With thrilling ropes courses to tackle, craft distilleries to tour, and mountains to climb (and then ski down), there’s simply no denying that winter is the perfect season to take a road trip. Here’s everything you need to make it an epic trip with the guys.
Choose your ride wisely
Instead of chugging along the highway in your buddy’s old station wagon with the dodgy brakes, consider renting a car rugged enough to handle any adventure. Choose one with enough cargo room for ski equipment, and is comfortable on all-terrain adventures. Then set your Garmin DriveSmart 65 & Traffic with Included Cable:GPS Navigator from Buydig.com to your destination and go!
Pack right—and light
Just because you’ll have the luxury of stuffing your car full with luggage doesn’t mean you need to over pack. All you really need is a durable winter coat, a few warm sweaters you can mix and match, and just one or two good pairs of pants you can wear from day to night.
On top of that, you should consider investing in some essential road trip gear like portable wood-fire grills, waterproof speakers—that can instantly upgrade your weekend getaway from just alright to absolutely epic.
Ski towns aren’t your only option
If you’re planning a road trip during the winter, it’s tempting to direct the GPS on your Garmin DriveSmart 55 from Buydig.com to the nearest ski village. But that’s not the only choice you have when it comes to locale. Instead, consider venturing to a smaller lakefront town like Lake George in the Adirondacks or Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Since these spots are primarily summer destinations, gorgeous local hotels are likely to offer cheaper rates and better packages in the winter off-season. Don’t forget to break out your drone for some awesome aerial shots!
Hit up a local distillery or brewery
When it’s too cold to want to do anything outdoors, your best bet is to head inside for a tasting at a local distillery or brewery. At spots like the Lake George Distilling Co. in Lake George, NY, you can savor shots of hand-crafted artisan spirits like apple pie moonshine, wildfire whiskey, and small-batch bourbon. If craft beer is more your speed, you can partake in brewery tours, beer classes, and tasting at a brewery like Founders Brewing Co. near the Great Lakes.
Test your skills on a ropes course
Ropes courses and zip lines are typically summertime pursuits, but fall and winter are just as good for putting your upper-body strength and agility to the test on one of the many adventure ropes courses throughout the country. Bond with your buddies as you climb through obstacles, careen over wobbly bridges, and zipline through scenic woods and valleys.
Whether you’re trying to put together the best bachelor party in history, or you just want a memorable weekend with the guys, you have plenty of options for awesome guy trips this