A roadtrip can be a bit daunting. You’re stuck in a confined space for many hours with your family or friends who (you may or may not) already spend a lot of time with.
Sure, movies and a good “hits of the 90s” playlist will take you part of the way. But you should probably make a little conversation, get the holiday off to a good start, right?
Here are some of subjects, which may be helpful to you the next time you’re stumped for a topic of conversation during your roadtrip this holiday season.
- You’re traveling together, so presumably, everyone travels, in general. Ask everyone about the trips they’ve taken, and you’re likely to get enough stories to take you through until lunchtime.
- If you’re travelling with older people, ask them what’s changed since the 60s and 70s. Getting old people to talk about things from before your time is a great way to keep the conversation flowing.
- Family gossip. Always a juicy one. My grandfather, my cousin, my uncle, my other uncle, my new boyfriend, my mother, my sister, each and every one fruitful topics.
- Traffic and/or the weather. If they are good, remark upon your good fortune and talk about that one time when they were really bad and ruined everything.
- Reading signs out loud, with commentary.
You could also ask your friends or family to finish the following sentences:
- “I totally put my foot in it when …”
- “My absolute favourite food is …”
- “Something secret you may not know about me …”
- “When I get around to it I will …”
- “A road-trip I’d love to take is …”
- “If I could swap my life with someone else for a day …”
- “Things that should never be discussed at a dinner party …”
- “A pet hate of mine is …”
- “My favourite smell from the kitchen is …”
- “When I need a good laugh I …”
- “The strangest gift I’ve received is …”
- “My blood really boils when …”
- “If I could live anywhere in the world …”
- “When I die, I’d like to be re-incarnated as …”
- “If I had a million dollars to spend in just one day …”
- “Five things I always have in my fridge are …”
- “My secret TV indulgence is …”
- “My worst fashion disaster was …”
- “The strangest thing I’ve ever swallowed is …”
- “My perfect weekend is …”
Either way, we wish you luck on your roadtrips ahead, and look forward to seeing you soon at Big 4 Forest Glen.