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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Road Trip

So many people just fly to their holiday destination, but this means that they miss out on the fun of a road trip! You can create so many amazing and lasting memories. Slowly, more and more people are beginning to realise the joys of going on a road trip for going on vacation, or visiting family and since there is now an uncertainty regarding flying, it makes sense for more people to enjoy a road trip.

But, of course, planning a road trip isn’t a simple thing. There is a lot that you will need to think about before you decide to go on one. This can be an exhausting ordeal, but it’s not impossible. With a little bit of planning and the help of sites like Roadtripish, you’ll be enjoying your road trip in no time. There is something so wonderful about exploring the world inch by inch by car, but to get the most out of your road trip, you need to make sure that you plan it properly.

Clean Your Car Before and During Your Trip

Before you even head out on your road trip, it’s a good idea to make sure you clean your car before you leave. Any loose gum wrappers, food crumbs, old dog beds, or even those random receipts that you haven’t thrown away yet will annoy you the moment you are on the road. And don’t forget about all the other rubbish that you will collect as you drive to your next destination. 

Just imagine how much more rubbish you’ll get in your car when you are out on the road as well. All those sweet wrappers, that you’ve been munching your way through. Plastic water bottles that you might have finished with, it can all add up if you aren’t careful. So, it’s a good idea to make sure that you throw away any rubbish as soon as you can. 

Get Your Vehicle Checked Out

Before any long journey, the best thing that you can do is get your car checked over. You don’t want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere because you didn’t get your car’s fluid levels, brakes, tyres, and everything else checked. Just because you haven’t had an issue before, does not mean that your car will be fine on your long journey. 

You will also want to make sure that you have spare wiper fluids or jumper cables in your car. Just in case you do get caught out in the middle of nowhere. Don’t forget, if your car has space for one, it’s also a good to have a spare tire (or a space saving one), otherwise you might have to wait a long time for someone to come out and help you. Just remember, to get your car checked out though, as this will help lower any chances of a problem from occurring. 

Plan Your Resting Points

If you are travelling hundreds of miles, then you can’t just do this all in one go. It’s a good idea to map out your route and see where the obvious stop points are. This can include things like toilet breaks, food stops or the places that you might decide to stay over the night in (unless you are happy camping out in your car). 

You don’t want to tire yourself out mybdriving too far though, as this can cause an accident to happen. It is better to take your time and take as many rest stops as you need. If there is a group of you going, then it is also a good idea to take it in turns driving (just make sure you are all insured). If you like the idea of going on a road trip, but haven’t planned anything yet, then make sure to check out this article here, about going on a road trip without breaking the bank!