It doesn’t matter which country you’re driving in; a road trip is one of the best ways to travel and seek adventure – especially when driving on some of the most beautiful roads and past the best scenery this world has to offer. Yet with a great road trip comes great responsibility, and heaps of preparation to ensure you get the best out of your trip and stay safe during your travels.
Whether you’re making it an epic trip with friends or hitting the road solo, the tips below are set to help you along the way.
Plan Your Route
This may go without saying, but a lot of road trippers may sway towards a spontaneous route and end up getting lost or severely off track. To make the most out of the trip, as well as ensuring you remain safe on the road, planning your route before you begin is a must. It’s important to take a paper map as well as a GPS option, just in case something should happen to your device and you therefore have a backup. You can also pinpoint places of interest along your route, and devise the best driving journey for what you’re hoping to see.
Consider a Motorhome
You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your vehicle during your road trip, and a lot of time on the road. While it’s tempting to opt for a flashy vehicle such as a convertible or sports car to make the most out of the winding, open roads, it’s important to think about practicality and comfort.
RV rentals are great investments for road trips, especially for a large group, as they offer everything you will need in one. They provide the mode of transport, the facilities such as kitchen and bathroom, and your accommodation.
They’re also handy in promoting safety on the road, as you can easily pull over and get some rest comfortably if you’re feeling tired, instead of looking for the next unplanned hotel or hostel available. Not to mention they’re perfect when you need a quick bathroom break.
Designate the Drivers
If you’re going on a solo adventure, then taking up the full mantle of the driving responsibility is unavoidable (therefore it’s important you plan a lot of rest stops during your trip). However, if you’re travelling as part of a group, whether large or small, it’s a good idea to discuss who is ready and able to drive during the trip, so that you can work in a shift pattern and alleviate some of the responsibility and exhaustion during your travels.
Make a Driving Playlist
A road trip isn’t really a road trip if you haven’t come prepared with the perfect driving playlist. You should make up your playlist before you go so that it’s ready to be turned up, rather than having to shuffle through songs during your journey. The right music can make your vacation that little bit better and your drive more enjoyable.