Whether it’s going in a plush RV that’s fully kitted out with all the latest mod cons or it’s just you and your trusty car, a road trip is definitely a fun way to travel and has really grown in popularity over the recent years.
Sure, if you’re driving from one side of the country to the other, it’s something that can certainly take a long time, but it’s also often far more enjoyable than standing in security lines at airports, dealing with massives hoards of people and then being crammed into tiny little airplane seats at the end of it.
So, if a road trip is something you’re considering, then here are some of our tips for how to make it a great and memorable experience.
Plan your journey:
One of the most appealing things about a road trip is just the freedom of being on the open road and not having to worry about rushing or having to be at places exactly on time. However, it’s also a good idea to have some kind of plan in place, and the reason for this is that there are so many cool places you might miss out on seeing if you’re too focused on going with the flow.
So, although you shouldn’t be rigid about your trip and have every little detail mapped out, it’s a good idea to have some kind of route in mind so that you know what you’d like to see as you pass through.
Have your documents available:
Okay, this isn’t exactly part of the fun we mentioned above, but the fact is if you’re not prepared when it comes to the practical side of things, then you could end up in a bad situation that makes being squeezed into a middle seat on a long haul flight look like the best vacation you’ve ever had. So, making sure you have all your important documents such as your car insurance papers, ID, and driver’s license are all things you should prepare ahead of leaving.
Make stops along the way:
As mentioned above, part of the fun of the road trip is the things you see along the way, so it’s a good idea to make some plans to stop off at specific places as you go that you may not have visited before.
If you’re driving alone or it’s a particularly long drive, then you could either book into motels along the way or even look for an RV campsite if that’s how you’re going to be traveling.
Bring plenty of supplies:
Bringing supplies of food, water, and even a first aid kit is always a good idea when you’re traveling long distances, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have plenty of these on you when taking a road trip, especially if you’re on your own. You should also have things like a spare tire, an extra supply of gas in case anything happens and you run out. Aside from that, also make sure you have plenty to keep you entertained whilst driving, especially at night when there’s not much to see, you could have good music or even audiobooks that you might enjoy listening to.