Many people like the idea of taking a road trip as part or solely as their full vacation. It gives you the option to check out many different locations in one go. You also get the chance to experience things you may not if you flew somewhere and were only able to stay close to your chosen destination or resort. You may find that you get to experience local culture, and enjoy different activities and rest stops along the way. However, it can also seem like an overwhelming task to plan a road trip. So I thought I would share with you some of the top tips to help you get started.
Decide on where you want to go
First order of business for your road trip is to decide on the places that you want to go and what you want to see. It might be a good idea to decide on the country and then get a map and really analyse a route. Pluck out some of the desirable locations, perhaps the USA for example, and then maybe think about the states or cities you would like to see. That way you can try and plan out a route against the actual time you have to do it. This can also get the excitement buzzing as you start to imagine and research the destination you are going to see, which then helps you to figure out the activities you want to do.
Consider where you will stop off to rest along the way
Planning a route is a great, and what it can also do is help you plan out your itinerary and your days. One of the things you really need to consider is where you will stop for the night and rest. You can’t be driving consistently. This is where hotels or villas are great for short or long stays, for example, places like the Candlewood Suites. Knowing your stopover points and where you are likely to be visiting can also help you to work out driving time, so that you are not on the road for too long at any given period.
Research the best vehicles for the road trip
Now you have an idea of where you are going and a sort of revised route, you now need to consider what type of vehicle would be best for your road trip. One of the boig things to consider would be luggage. Of course, it may be tempting to hire a convertible but will that take up your luggage cases and everything else you need to travel comfortably? Comfort is a big thing on a road trip, air conditioning, a satellite navigation and comfortably seats and legroom will all be important features to consider.
Tell people about your route
You also need to ensure that you spread the word about the route you plan to take, and the places you want to see. This is so you are being cautious while out on the open road so that people know your whereabouts, but sharing can also mean that people highlight tips and recommendations that could help you out.
Finally, don’t forget to document your experience and fun on social media. The memories are there for you to look back on in the months and years ahead.