Going on a road trip is a flexible holiday option because all need is your car, and it is a type holiday which is always fun to try if you haven’t ever explored your own country
If you are looking to try a new type of holiday this year and you don’t want to head off abroad… a road trip could be the perfect option for you.
Here are some of our quick road trip tips for you this year.
1. Clean your car
When we are living our daily lives, we can often take our car for granted and this can lead to a large pile up of boxes, bottles and other things which we never bother to clean out of the car. If you are planning a road trip though you will have to make sure that you clean your car inside and out to make it as comfortable as possible for your family. You’ll be in the vehicle for a long time so it is important to make sure the car is comfortable and hygienic.
2. Check your vehicle
In the week coming up to leaving for your road trip it is incredibly important that you take some time to check your vehicle and make sure that it is in tip top shape. This will include simple checks such as screenwash, oil, tyre pressure and other regular things. Also think about making your car more efficient for your road trip by bringing in a roof rack and box from DIY Roof Racks to store all of your luggage.
3. Make a ‘sort of’ plan
When you are planning a road trip one thing which is important for you NOT to do is make a detailed itinerary of where you want to go and what you plan to do. Although a plan is a good idea in general, you want your road trip to be flexible in a way and if you see somewhere you fancy visiting you will want to freedom to do this without worrying about your schedule. Make a general list of places you want to go, and beyond that just be open and flexible with your plans, you won’t regret it!
4. Avoid highways
The whole point of going on a road trip is to make the most of the trip as well as the destination. Sure, you want to get from A to B in good time, but there is nothing wrong with enjoying the views along the way and stopping off at small villages as you pass them. Avoid the big roads because you’ll miss out on all of the hidden gems if you stick to them for the whole trip.
5. Plan for trouble
Road works, events, parades… all of these things can cause diversions which cause you to change the route you are taking on the road. Make sure that you take a minute to research the places you plan to go and check if there are road works and events on in the timeframe you plan to visit. This will either help you avoid these places or plan a better time of day to travel there.