Road trip is not just for young people, it’s for everybody. You can do it with friends, family and colleagues. If you’re planning to have one there are some simple tips on how to make your first trip enjoyable and hassle free.
- Get a roadside service assistance plan
To make sure there’s no hassle while on the road it’s much better to get a roadside service insurance. It’s stressful if you will be stranded on the side of the road and unfamiliar place. It will certainly ruin your trip. Also, a towing service is very expensive and can drain your budget. Before your road trip talk with your insurance agent and make an upgrade on your policy.
- Have a vehicle inspection
Before your road trip make sure your car is in a good condition, an auto mechanic can help you with that. Inform him that you are about to put a thousand miles or more on the car so that he can check it thoroughly.
- Bring emergency kit supplies
Emergy kit supplies are important. You should always bring it every time you travel. These include extra cell phone battery, flashlight, list of important contact numbers, water, food and basic medical kit. This is to ensure your safety while travelling on the road.
- Buy a paper map
Although GPS is important too it’s a good idea to bring paper map with you. Your first road trip can be scarry and exciting. It’s a great help especially if you’re lost and need to talk to a local about where you are.
- List the places you want to visit and make a time line
To make the road trip much easier make sure to list the places you want to go to and how long you are going to there. It’s much better to cut out one or two sightseeing to save time and so that you can enjoy the ones you really want to get to.
- Plan overnight stays
When checking the route, determine how many miles you want to drive in a day and look at the nearest towns and motels where you can stay overnight. It is wise to book in advance so that you don’t have to worry finding one once you’re there. Don’t forget to check if gas station or post office is available in the area.
- Make a playlist of your favorite music
Your journey will be more enjoyable and relaxing if you hear your favorite songs while driving. This helps to keep you awake and enjoy the scenery. If there’s a lot of recorded songs saved in your MP3 player much better. You can also add podcasts if you like.
- Bring beverages and extra snacks
Sometimes driving makes you hungry. It’s advisable to keep a small cooler with beverages and snacks. Avoid bringing large cooler because it occupies more space and can be inconvient for you and passengers too. Remember, there’s a lot of restaurants, diners and convenient stores anywhere you go.