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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:20

9 Tips For Improving Your Next Road Trip

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map Road trips are a lot of fun, but they can also be quite taxing on your mind and body, especially if you’re going very long distances.

Luckily, there are practical ways for how you can improve your next adventure and ensure a more enjoyable journey with your passengers.

Prepare yourself mentally ahead of time that you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your vehicle and all may not go as intended. What will help is if you remain calm and always have a backup plan in place that you can rely on should you find yourself in a sticky situation.

  • Have A Reliable & Attractive Vehicle

Improve your next road trip by making sure you’re taking a reliable motorbike or vehicle that won’t break down. Go to the auto body shop and get a full tune up and confirm all is in good shape before you take off. This is also a good time to get your car cleaned and commit to any upgrades you had in mind such as installing new rims. Go online to check out the latest rims for sale and which may be a good fit for your vehicle. Your road trip will be that much better and more fun when you’re riding in style and have a clean and trendy car to travel in.

  • Pack Light

Overpacking in this situation isn’t a wise idea and will likely weigh your car down and cause you more stress and strain in general. Bring small suitcases if you can and limit your items by only packing what you absolutely need and will use along the way and at your destination. Remember you can always purchase what you may forget or feel you need once you arrive. The lighter your car and the load the more leg room you’ll have and more comfortable you’ll be traveling long distances.

  • Know Where You’re Going

It’s in your best interest to do your own research in advance of your road trip and have a good idea of where you’re going. Have a plan in place for which route you want to take and the estimated time required for you to get to your destination in a reasonable timeframe. Try to wing it, and you may run into unwanted traffic, bad roads or end up getting lost and wasting a lot of time.

  • Bring A Camera

It’s likely that you’re going to come across some beautiful scenery while on your next adventure and as you travel. Bring a nice camera with you so you can capture all of the wonderful sights you’ll witness as you’re traveling along your route. Another idea is to use your phone to take pictures, but make sure it’s charged up or that you have an extra charger along should you start to lose some of your battery power. You’ll certainly want these memories to look back on once your trip is over.

  • Get Enough Sleep

Another tip for improving your next road trip is to make sure you get plenty of sleep. This includes both prior to departing and as you travel to your final destination. Switch off drivers often, so you’re all well rested and feel okay to drive each time it’s your turn. Speak up and choose to stop at a hotel if you’re tired and it gets dark and late, and you could use a break from driving. The last situation you want is to feel exhausted while driving and put those who you’re traveling with in danger.

  • Have Plenty of Snacks & Drinks

Road trips are long, and you’re only going to want to stop once in a while, so you keep a good pace. Think ahead and have plenty of snacks and drinks packed and with you in the car should anyone get thirsty or hungry. Bring a wide variety of options depending on if you need a healthy snack for fuel or are in the mood for a sweet treat and sugar boost to keep you going. You’ll also be able to save a little money if you can eat in the car instead of always having to stop and buy items.

  • Find Ways to Entertain Yourself

Your road trip will be that much better when you don’t easily become bored and uninterested with your travels. Plan in advance and come up with ways for how you can all stay entertained as you travel on your route. For instance, play games, listen to music, read a book and have engaging conversations with each other when you’re up for it. It’s a long trip, and while sleeping will be nice once in a while, you’re also going to need ways to keep yourself stimulated when you have a lot of energy.

  • Carry A Map

One mistake many travelers make is depending too much on their cell phones when in the car. However, keep in mind that electronics do break or can run out of battery quickly. What you can do to have a smoother experience and improve your next road trip is to carry a map with you in the car. It’ll be nice to know you have it should you need to refer to it in a pinch or as a way to help get you back on the right route again. Look it over ahead of time, so you know how to read it and can outline ahead of time which way you think you want to go.

  • Stay Hydrated

You may not even think of it but driving long distances may cause you to drink less water than normal because you’re out of your normal routine and not exerting much energy. However, you’ll have a much better experience if you stretch your legs once in a while and remain hydrated as you travel. Drink a lot of water and try your best to stay away from sugary drinks or caffeine that will only work against you over the long run. You may also want to schedule in a few extra bathroom breaks to help you keep on track with your water consumption.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 18:44
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