If you’re planning to go on an adventurous trip or just a simple, old-fashioned road trip, then you’re a lucky fellow! Road trips are some of the best ways to get to explore the world around you and learn about yourself. There are a few things you need to know that will make your journey pleasurable and safe. When going on a long road trip, there are always things that are going to happen over which you will not have any control and that is absolutely fine, because that’s the fun of long road trips. We’ve for ten tips for long road trips that will help you make the best of your trip. Read on and tell us what you think.
10. Have a Loose Plan
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Indeed! Having a loose plan with help you feel much more in control about the road trip. During long trips, things will never be according to plan 100%. Things will always pop up and change the original plan, so learn to relax. It will make the entire experience much more comfortable.
9. Enjoy the Ride
One of the biggest mistakes people do when embarking on a long road trip is forgetting to enjoy the ride and simply focusing on the destination. Don’t fall in that trap, you’ll miss the opportunity to have the time of your life. Open your eyes to the beauties around you and take lots of pictures and enjoy the silence. Remember that cheesy saying Life’s a journey, not a destination.
8. Clear Your Record
Needless to say, but you really do need to pay all your fines and tickets before you embark on a long road trip. You record needs to be spotless, because you’ll never know what happens on the road that could leave you with your license suspended. Which could be the worst news for your road trip!
7. Take Plenty of Breaks
If you’re not on a tight schedule, then taking plenty of breaks will make any long trip a great one! If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, why not eat it outside, while moving your feet along the side of the road. Be careful not to take long breaks, because you’re going to feel as if you’re never going to arrive at your destination.
6. Get Music
Music is the best way to spice things up during long road trips. It’s great to put you in the mood for driving! Try to make a road trip playlist and include not only your favorite songs, but also songs that others in the car love. Music can be one of the few ingredients for a successful road trip.
5. Always Keep Your Phone with You
One of the best tips for long road trips is to always keep your phone with you. Whether it is for music, GPS or simply calling home and letting everyone know you’re fine, a smartphone is a man’s best friend during long road trips. Don’t forget the car charger, though, you’re bound to get a depleted battery in no time if you’re using your phone as a GPS device.
4. Clean Your Car before the Trip
This tip will probably save you during your long road trip when all things that are in the car are bound to fly all over the place. If you tidy up your car before the road trip, then you’ll have a better chance at finding what it is you’re looking for when you’re on the road. Whatever you do, try to be as clean as possible and try not to throw things around the car.
3. Divide Labor
Before you leave, divide the labor. Make someone in charge with handling the map or the GPS, someone with food and drinks and so on and so forth. The driver should not have to do anything else, but drive. The more people, the merrier!
2. Get Off the Highways
If you’re taking a road trip for the sake of road trips, then you should really get off highways. It’s the best way to take in your country’s beauties and stop whenever you want for pictures and other activities. So, if you’re not in a hurry, we suggest you take the road less traveled because it will surprise you.
1. Wear Your Seat belt
We know you’ve heard this one about a million times before, but we’re still going to tell you: wear your seat belt! It’s a life saver! When you’re going on long trips, a sea belt can become quite uncomfortable, especially if you want to take a nap, but under no circumstances are you going to take it off, while the car is still moving.
Are you going to use any of our tips for long road trips? If you’ve got some more tips, then we invite you to write them down in the comment section below, we’d love to hear from you!