Road Tripping: 15 Reasons Why Montana Girls Are The Best In America
ANYONE can be a passenger in a car going from point A to point B. But being a respected, reliable, interesting, tough, practical, funny, and calm road tripper - that calls for a Montana girl if you want the best. There is no better kind of person to travel with on the road.
MONTANA GIRLS CAN DRIVE OR TOW ANYTHING: It's a safe bet that in a group of 4 women, more than one of them has experience driving an RV, a fifth wheel, or towing a boat. Depending on your mode of road tripping, these skills come in very handy. Camping? Hotel parking lots? Busy highways? No sweat for a Montana woman.
THERE WILL BE SNACKS: Nobody can pack a cooler with better munchies than a group of traveling women. No matter if they're store bought or homemade specialties, you're going to find ample amounts of various treats and snacks, with plenty to share. Most of us are certified masters of kwicky-mart snack and beverage shopping.
MONTANA GIRLS HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVERYWHERE, IT SEEMS: Having an extensive, state-wide network of built-in road trip destinations. Want to go whoop it up in Miles City and have dinner with your friend's mom's best friend? No problem. Somebody has an aunt or uncle with a killer condo outside of Seattle. Somebody's little brother has season tickets to the Rockies...enough for your road tripping crew. You get the drift. Montana women seem to have the best "networks", which give you all sorts of road trip destinations or stopovers.
MONTANA WOMEN ARE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS: Even if documenting every funny step of a road trip on social media isn't your thing, just about everyone I know loves to document their fun travels at least for themselves. Fun memories and funny stories are the stuff that makes life living. Being with your best friends, seeing the country, doing new things...those pictures, videos, and mementos are life's real currency. A group of women could come home with hundreds of pictures, video evidence, etc. that everyone can share forever.
MONTANA WOMEN HAVE THE BEST SENSE OF ADVENTURE: That trait alone is perhaps the most important for a good road tripper. Stuff happens. Vehicles break down. Plans change. Traffic gets too heavy. Hotels overbook. Having a group that can roll with the punches is CRUCIAL. Nobody needs the dramatic freak out friend. Montana girls are the #1 draft pick for being level headed in a crisis.
MONTANA WOMEN ARE STREET SMART: Not a whole lot to explain here - you know how it is. Growing up in Montana gives you a special kind of "tough knowledge". Rural living, explosive growth, harsh weather, hunting and fishing, etc. I think Montana women are just naturally tougher than the average bear, and that's another thing that makes them awesome road tripping partners. Street smarts often have nothing to do with growing up in a big city, right?
MONTANA WOMEN ARE OPEN AND HONEST: I've always appreciated the candor that Montana girls show. Friends are honest with each other - not just about normal stuff but also about what they can afford when it comes to traveling. Someone might be able to afford a suite every night at a 5 star hotel. Another good friend might have more of a camping budget. As long as everyone is honest with each other, I've never seen better compromises made EVER than those made by groups of Montana women. We just figure stuff out, make a decision, and get stuff done.
MONTANA GIRLS PACK THE BEST STUFF: Perhaps I know weird girls...but not once has a road trip happened without crazy outfits, well thought out accessories, custom t-shirts specific to the trip, scavenger hunt ideas, cheesy magazines, extensive playlists, funny hats, surprise gifts for everyone, etc. For some reason, Montana girls are the most talented at being prepared for a good time. Our friends are important, and we treat our time together as such.
MONTANA WOMEN HAVE DIVERSE TASTES IN MUSIC: Heck, that might be one of the most crucial characteristics of a good road trip. Have a diverse taste in music, be flexible, bring something cool to the table, and let everyone have their turn with the tunes. Hours in the car require a fair amount of "mix tape" time, and Montana women are always prepared for the challenge. Bring your favorite stuff, and be chill when Becky tosses on the best of '80s country hits. (Ew.)
MONTANA WOMEN CAN BE INCREDIBLY LOW MAINTENANCE: This comes in handy when sharing tight car or RV space, and especially hotel rooms, IMO. If you end up sharing hotel rooms, you need to be incredibly self-aware to not get on others' nerves. And vice versa. Being a low maintenance, easy going, clean roommate for a few days is easier said than done - not everyone can do it. But Montana women can. Not once has the annoying road trip member been from Montana.