With the summer rolling in and the holidays approaching, you might have considered going on a road trip across the province, the country, or maybe even the whole continent.
As you may already know, the longer a trip is, the more planning you must put into it. Going on an adventure on an impulse sure is exciting, but sooner or later, you’ll probably wish you had prepared a little better.
In this article, we thought we’d give you some advice to make your next road trip memorable in a positive way. Ready? Let’s go!
A Roadworthy Vehicle
The worst scenario would be a trip that ends because of a mechanical problem. If possible, have your vehicle inspected before leaving, keep your tires properly inflated, and fill up all fluid tanks.
Clean and Tidy
Cleaning your cabin and getting rid of all that’s unnecessary for your trip is a good move. Then, carefully pack all your luggage and equipment (ideally a first-aid kit, too) in order to easily find what you need when you need it. And don't let waste accumulate during your trip.
Highway driving can be pretty boring. Try to think of entertainment options that all occupants will enjoy. There are many games you can play to kill time in a car. But more importantly, don’t forget to put a few playlists on your phone to make the experience even more satisfying.
Smartphones, tablets, consoles and other portable devices you can use in the car must have enough power for the whole trip, so don’t forget to take all necessary cables and adapters!
Breaks And Snacks
Always have something to eat and drink during your road trips. Water and healthy snacks are preferable, because anything considered as “fast food” can make you feel heavy and even drowsy while you drive. Also, taking regular breaks to stretch your legs is strongly recommended.
If you are sleepy, you will not be able to concentrate and react properly in case of an emergency. It’s important to always be well-rested before getting behind the wheel and to switch drivers from time to time.
Lastly, to avoid unnecessary detours and squabbles between passengers, discuss the stops you’d like to make beforehand, and also plan some free time, because there are always surprises and discoveries along the way, and the road counts as much as the destination!