Thursday, June 23, 2016

Road Trip Advice That Will Make Your Adventure More Awesome!

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.

There is nothing better than a road trip with a group of people that you love. The sights, the sounds, and the experience are second to none. It certainly beats sitting on a beach and sipping cocktails all day. Still, you should never just assume that you are going to have an awesome time. Yes, the trip is bound to be enjoyable, but it could be even more so with a little bit of effort. Here are the tips that will turn your road trip into the holiday of a lifetime.


Keep Your Car Clean
The vehicle of your choice is going to be your home for the next couple of weeks. In fact, you might end up sleeping in it at some point! It is important then that you treat it with respect. No one wants to spend five hours a day sitting in a smelly car. The uncleanliness of your vehicle can take away from your experience because it makes you less excited to go out and about. Plus, it will cost you if it is a hire car and you can’t get rid of the smell! Try and keep it clean from the beginning of the journey until the end.


Form A Loose Plan
Road trips are about exploring the environment and coming across things that you never knew existed. No one wants to take that away from you, but it is worth pointing out that you need a plan of some kind. Otherwise, you will miss some of the most exciting and famous attractions. Also, you need to manage your time wisely. Most roadtrippers don’t have an unlimited amount of time to travel. If you are one of those people, you have to fit as much in as possible within your timeframe. The only way to do that is to have a loose plan of your journey.


Invest In A Safety Net
Not a literal safety net, but a metaphorical one! Sometimes, your plan won’t go to plan. When it happens, you need a backup plan so that you aren’t vulnerable. Take your accommodation as an example. You might not be able to find a room to sleep or sleep in your car. So, what would you do in that situation? If you had a tarp tent or any tent, you could pitch it up and sleep under the stars. A tent costs a few dollars, but it makes a massive difference. Obviously, you can’t cover every possible scenario, which is why you need a generic safety net. Luckily, you have one in the form of money. As long as you have a universal currency in your back pocket, you can get out of any situation. One hundred US dollars is a good place to start.


Join A Roadside Rescue Service
The car will break down at some point if you drive it over long distances. It is just an occupational hazard of owning a car. When it does, you don’t want to have to stand by the roadside fiddling with parts you don’t understand. Instead, you want to ring an emergency number and have someone get you going again. With this in mind, consider joining a national roadside service. It will cost you extra, but it will come in handy at some point.  




This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.