With the COVID pandemic going on, people wish to get rid of the house arrest they’re facing. Since the international journey seems like a NO, for now, trends are going to be more towards the locations closer to people which means, a Road-trip.
There are a lot of things to consider while planning your next cross country road trip. Say, eating, staying, the next destination, and so on. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional explorer of the world or still a novice. Here’s a Roadtrip Guide, that might benefit all.
Decide the Destination
That seems very obvious, for obvious reason, but worth the mention nonetheless. Ask your friends and family and decide on a mutual destination. There’ll be a lot of thoughts that cross your mind since the pandemic has been feeding on your wanderlust. Consider the following points and choose wisely:
- Check the weather conditions of your destination and the route. You might not like that Rain bugging you very much.
- Bookmark your route for an ease-of-access.
- Keep light snacks with you for your journey.
- Keep a multi-port mobile charger to meet the requirements of all.
- Keep extra fuel with you, for emergency purposes.
- Keep general repair tools for your vehicle.
- Don’t overcrowd the vehicle.
Get a Roadtrip Handbook
It’s essential to have a Roadtrip Handbook with you because it might come in handy, a lot more times than you can imagine. It guides you towards all the items that you might need throughout your trip. It’s very Human to miss out on the small details (your driving license perhaps?), but that doesn’t mean you have to BE that Human. Some great tips on the subject can be found on this travel blog.
Decide the Ride
It’s crucial to decide the vehicle that you’ll be traveling in, which mostly depends on the destination and the number of people that are going with you. Whether it’s going to be a convertible, SUV, all Terrain, depends on your destination. You can also rent a party bus in case you’re going out for any occasion, say a family event or birthday party. Renting a party bus is a great way to ensure a safe stay for your journey along with the party vibes!
Also, make sure you’ve checked the engine properly. You’re traveling with the motto to enjoy the trip. not clearing up unnecessary messes caused by your vehicle in the middle of no-where. Buses
Journey & Navigation
Make sure you’ve your GPS ready to guide you throughout your journey. If the GPS is embedded in your vehicle, well and good, just make sure it’s updated. If not, keep extra batteries with you for your GPS, in case the old batteries dry out.
Also, you really don’t want to waste your mobile’s battery on Google Maps, since it consumes a lot of battery. Apart from the GPS, always keep a compass with you to get the sense of directions, as a backup.
Take driving breaks or share driving responsibilities, about every 2 hours to stay relaxed and keep the fatigue away. Keep masks, hand sanitizers, multivitamins, and glucose with you for your journey, and avoid touching your nose and eyes. Sanitize your hands regularly.
Stop at a fuel station, attend your nature’s call, have snacks if you feel like it, and be on your way. Also, remember not to drive during the nights. They are prone to less active attention and hence, accidents. Drive with the light, and sleep by the dark. Stay safe.
Book a hotel in advance, to avoid any issues later. Make sure the hotel you book, has a dining facility too. You can also keep a camping kit, an overnight bag, daily essentials, toothbrushes, paper towels, wipes, and enough water with you, in case you wish to explore nature, at the last moment.
To make sure you have a comfortable stay, pack some pillows and blankets with you. For all you know, you might find yourself sleeping in the backseat of your car.
In the end, Don’t forget to drive safely, follow the traffic rules, and click a lot of photos for memory.
Safe passage on your travels! Don’t forget to check this ultimate travel guide by Caraman.
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