I need to get out of here.
It’s a phrase that I state every few months, when I look around and realize that I’ve only been working and forgot about the necessity of actually living.
I want to see the world and I want to do it right now. I seriously like to travel as often as possible. And I usually do it with only my vehicle, some snacks, and my dog in the back seat. Of course, traveling any considerable distances comes with some challenges. Especially the outdoor climate will change rapidly as you are transitioning across the country. I know, I will always assume that the car can handle the uncomfortable outdoor air temperatures and air conditions via the modern heating, cooling, and air quality control system that is installed. But, as I recently found out, it turns out that this heating, cooling, and ventilation assumption is not always correct. The last time I went on a road trip I was horrified to find that there was no working ventilation, heat or AC in the vehicle I was driving. The trouble started when I first attempted to change the indoor air temperature by switching on the heating system in the car. Immediately, bitterly cold air started blasting through the vents. I pulled over right away and tried to fiddle with the on-board temperature control unit, but the vehicle thermostat did not seem to respond. I was shivering in my seat and blowing into my numb hands no matter how hard I tried to adjust to the central heating, cooling, and ventilation system for the rest of the 4 day trip. It was surprising to me when I found myself my home destination and all the modern HVAC comforts instead of having a blast on my much needed trip.