Road trips are one of my favourite ways to travel, after all you get to be in control of every aspect of your trip: where you go, what route you take, when you leave, how many stops you take for photos and so on. It’s a really fun way to travel and especially great if you’re traveling with children as you can take a bunch of things in the boot of the car to keep them entertained while away on the trip. If you’re traveling with friends, a road trip is one of the best ways to create memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll spend hours together, hopefully singing along to some fun music and stopping to take photos along the way. If you’re heading off on your first road trip, or just wanting some tips to make your next road trip better, read on for my advice for surviving a road trip:
1. Check the Car
Whether you’re renting a car or taking your own car, it’s important to make sure it’s in good working order. If your using your own car and you’ve been having problems with your battery, you absolutely should get this taken care of before your trip because an unreliable battery can be a nightmare if you’re in the middle of no where. Check out www.kwik-fit.com for all your battery needs. I also always like to check my tyres, tyre pressure and overall condition of the car before heading out on a long trip.
2. Pack Good Music
Even the most exciting road trips will have periods of silence, where you’re a little bit over being in a car so long. Ensuring you have a good playlist is key in making sure the road trip is as fun as possible. I personally love hits from the 90s as everyone will sing along, but it’s a good idea to have a range of music so that you’ll find something all passengers will like. Spotify is also a great option because you can actually look up specific road trip playlists.
You’re going to get hungry on the road and sometimes there are no good options along the way. You know you’ll find gas stations with chips and chocolate bars, which are delicious but not really satisfying. It’s a good idea to pack some healthier options such as fruit, nuts and even some granola bars. Everything you buy will be considerably cheaper in the supermarket so it’s a good idea to do a quick stock up before you leave and anything left over can be used while on the trip or on the way back!
Going on a road trip is such a fun way to travel and with these 3 simple pieces of advice, you’ll have one of your best holidays ever.