I’m all about a road-trip. Crusin’ with your pals, tunes & snacks (the best part, of course!) One of my favorite places to escape from Chicago — the country! Yup, I have the best of both worlds (within 45 minutes!) My mom lives in Oswego (about 25 minutes from Naperville) and it’s one of my favorite places to escape for some much needed peace and quiet. Living in Chicago is expensive, and a lot of us opt-out of owning a car. (Our parking is more than NY!) Oh, and let’s not even talk about the parking-tickets! For those of you that need to escape, I’ve got you!
I’ve teamed up with Getaround: A car sharing app that allows individuals to rent cars from local, neighborhood car-owners (think Airbnb for cars). It’s beyond easy to use, and the perfect excuse to head out of town for the day(s) — Here’s how it works: (renting & listing)
TO RENT A CAR | MY DAY
- Sign up for Getaround and search for cars nearby
- Enter your credit card and license information (totally secure)
- Set your dates, and rent the car of your choice!
- Pick up your car and use the app to lock/unlock (I heart technology)
- Return to the specified location, and lock from the app!
TO LIST YOUR CAR | EARN SOME EXTRA $
- Sign up for Getaround. Add imagery, and a description of your car
- Set your availability and pick-up/return details
- List! It can earn you an extra $500-$1,500 a month.
It’s super simple, and the car was actually located next-door to me! I picked out a 2013 Lexus CT 200h and it was gorgeous. Like, I didn’t want to hand it back. Now, onto my fun adventures:
You know what they say, ‘You can take the girl to the city, but you can’t take the country out of the girl!” — Something like that! I’m such a sucker for open roads, country hearts & scenery. My fiancé and I enjoyed a quiet day roaming around town (showing him where I grew up), my favorite spot to grab lunch & a fun dinner with the family. It was the perfect adventure — so peaceful with the snow, which is definitely a change from the city sounds! PS: This trip had no agenda — I encourage each of you to roam around, and explore! It’s one of my favorite things to do.
If you’re interested in trying Getaround for yourself, use this link to enjoy $20 off your first trip (which will go far!). For those of you that are looking for some extra cash, you can earn up to $1,500 a month for listing/sharing your car! Enjoy!
Tell me below: Where would you go with Getaround?!
This post is sponsored by Getaround. As always: all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make Heart of Chic possible. I love you guys! xx