If you love travelling, then it’s likely that you’re willing to try out different methods of travelling around our beautiful world. Going on a road trip is an excellent way of being able to see different parts of the world without having to rely on coaches, planes and boats to take you there. If you’re thinking about taking your first road trip, whether you’re alone or with a loved one, check out these fantastic tips on how to prepare for the ultimate road trip.
Make a packing checklist
The great thing about a road trip is that you have less packing restrictions than you would if you were flying on an aeroplane with a suitcase. However, if you plan on spending a lot of time in your car - and even sleeping in your car - then it’s important to make sure you’ve got everything you could ever need right there with you in your car. Create a packing checklist to tick off when you’re packing to ensure you’ve got everything.
Drive in comfort
During a road trip you’ll be spending the majority of your time in your car, and you need to be comfortable while doing so! After you’ve had your car serviced to ensure it will last the duration of your road trip, make some changes to your car so that you can drive in complete comfort such as a seat warmer, easy to reach refreshments, and clothes that aren’t going to be uncomfortable while driving.
If you’re on the lookout for a new car for your road trip, visit your local Range Rover Dealer and browse the range. Range Rovers are made for long distance travelling and would be a great choice if you’re looking for a new car.
Create a playlist
No road trip is complete without music, and since you’ll be travelling between radio frequencies, it’s a good idea to find your own music to listen to. Spend some time creating the ultimate road trip playlists to enjoy. If you’re travelling with a loved one, have them suggest some songs and enjoy belting out classics as you travel around the world.
Plan a route - and know where the best stops are
The beauty of road trips is that you can literally go anywhere you want as long as there is a road to follow. However, having a rough plan on where you’re going is always a good idea to prevent getting yourself completely lost in the middle of nowhere. Research places to stop for refreshments and somewhere to stretch your legs to add more fun to your journey. You may even find interesting activities and sights to see along the way.
Take lots of pictures
Like any vacation, taking pictures is a must so that you can show your family and friends what you’ve seen, and also to appreciate them a few years down the line. Why not take a camcorder along with you to film your experiences and your entire road trip? Most of all, have a blast while doing so!