Planning for your first-ever road trip is super exciting but to pull it off requires some knowledge. Try our pointers.
Decide on a destination. It is agood idea to choose a destination that is not too far away for your first road trip. Opt for a day trip for a start that will allow you to enjoy a nice drive to your destination, enough time to savour it and still drive back home, all in one day.
Choose a route. Many people who take road trips like to take the scenic route to their chosen destination. You can use a map or the internet to plan a route. Some drivers prefer to take back roads rather than highways when they go on road trips. Although it may take longer to reach your destination on these roads, the views will be much more interesting.
Consider your vehicle. Some vehicles are not made for long trips. Cars that are especially suited to road trips are convertibles, sports cars, cars that are easy on fuel, and small crossover SUVs. SUVs and minivants are also good road trip vehicles if you are traveling with several people or your family.
Get car checked. If you arr planning on driving your car over a long distance for several days, it is a great idea to let a mechanic check for problems before you depart. Get your oil changed, refill your windshield wiper fluid, and make sure all lights are in working order. These steps will reduce the chance of becoming stranded or experiencing mechanical issues during your road trip.
Plan for stops. It is reasonable to estimate that you will need to take a break from travelling every two or three hours. If there is an interesting park, store, or restaurant that you would like to see on your road trip, schedule stops accordingly. It is all part of the road trip experience.