Summer is the season of the road trip, and that's no surprise there. Warm weather, bright sun, festivals and carnivals around the country make for an eventful trip. You can't get a few hours down the road without passing many little towns, some interesting people, and hidden land marks. With modern travel and generally busier people, some of these simple pleasures in life are left behind, which isn't good for anyone. Some of these little towns strive for more tourists, and it's good for the soul to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. Besides that, there are other benefits to road tripping on your next vacation.