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How To Plan A Problem-Free Road Trip

Follow our 5 tips for a stress-free adventure.

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According to Sunset Magazine, a newfound need to get creative with our holidays left many to discover a love for road tripping. If the movies aren’t enough to inspire your next trip, then once you’ve mastered the ins and outs, booked the right accommodation, and set up your vehicle for a smooth ride, you’ll feel motivated to start your journey. Here’s what you need to do to ensure that you have an unforgettable (for all the right reasons!) road trip.

Plan Ahead

The obvious busy times for the roads are all the national holidays such as long weekends and summer holidays. So, if you intend to take a trip around these times, be prepared for a hefty amount of traffic and an inability to find last-minute accommodation. You’ll have to plan in advance, leave early or after rush hour, ensure that your car is serviced and prepared for stop-and-go traffic, pack lots of snacks, and be open to all the different kinds of entertainment.

Enjoy The View

The best part about a road trip is the fact that the journey is just as good as the destination. There’s no need to rush this step, you’ll just cause yourself unnecessary stress. Of course, being in the right car always helps. With all the scenic views on offer, you’ll want something with a bit of an advantage point. A truck with dual rear wheels will provide exactly that. Not only will you feel secure in a DRW, but you’ll also be able to see past any obstacle in your way, making it a great choice for rocky mountain paths, or long trips. 

Safety First

When you’re driving, you’re not only responsible for your life and your passengers’ lives; you’re responsible for anyone on the same road as you. This is why it’s important to never drink and drive, always wear your seat belt, and keep your eyes on the road. During long trips you may feel tired, so it’s best to go with someone who can take over the wheel when this happens, or pull over somewhere safe to get some rest. 

Bring Company

Happiness comes from sharing it with others, so it’s important to travel with friends and family not only for safety but also for your own enjoyment. There are many happy memories to be made on a road trip, and many photo ops, so make sure to get snapping! 

Know Where You Want To Go

Whether it’s camping, staying at a guesthouse, a hotel, or a hostel, it’s always best to have a plan in place. You can get suggestions by asking friends, posting on social media, or researching on the web. You can also browse local destinations on a booking site, find somewhere you like, bookmark it, and start planning. If you don’t do it now, you never will!

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