Make a plan, before you leave
Yes, plan your trip before you leave, planning your trip will make it more enjoyable, call your friends, relatives tell them about your plan and get them all with you. Make sure all your bookings are confirmed and updated.
Try local, be local
Hey, always the same food, not a good idea. Try different local food of the place where you are, ask residents about where to eat. Go to a different place every time for your breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner etc. https://www.ahataxis.com/blog/5-ways-make-road-trips-awesome