One of my favorite ways to spend a vacation is to load the car up with supplies, give me friends a call and ahead of an adventurous road trip. You never quite know what to expect when you head off for a road trip and it is this unknowingness that gives me most of the excitement and thats before you factor in all of the cool locations which you can see along the way.
Road tripping gives you total control and total freedom when it comes to a vacation and I try to do at least one trip every summer. Although you do have a large amount of flexibility when it comes to a road trip, you should still ensure that quite a lot of planning goes into it and here are some top tips in order to best prepare for you upcoming adventure.
Make Sure The Vehicle Is Fit For Purpose
Avoiding a vehicle breakdown should be top of your list when it comes to getting ready for a road trip and it is well worth your while to get your car booked in and check over by a local mechanic. You should also explore the possibility of taking out some additional cover for your car which will help you should you have a mechanical breakdown which causes damage. I used a brilliant company last year and it gave me a great deal of peace of mind, check out some of theto see for yourself.
Food and Drink
Make sure that you have enough space in the trunk to pack in some supplies regarding food and drink. You never know when you will enter a town where all the stores are closed and you can guarantee that it will be when you are starving hungry or quenched with thirst. Avoid this perilous situation and pack up the car with supplies.
If you are planning on making a big journey then you are going to need some entertainment to keep everyone going. Make sure that before you go off on your trip that you have plenty of in-car games, music and fin things to do inside the car to prevent everyone from getting cabin fever. You should also be planning for some things to do when you stop, you may often find yourself in isolated locations and a frisbee or a basketball can go a a long way in helping to stave off the boredom.
Plan Your Route
No matter the journey, it is always nice to have a destination, a point to aim for when you are racking up the miles on the road. You don’t have to create a strict plan which you must stick to, but having some kind of plan will help you when it comes to which direction you are headed in and more importantly, where you can pick up some gas. There is nothing worse than playing gas light roulette when you are trying to have some fun.