Planning a road trip can be one of the most exciting times of your life, especially if you’re traveling with love ones, family members or best friends. When planning a road trip, you may also find yourself not only trying to figure out just where to go and when, but what you need to pack and take with you. Aside from that, you may want to do a little car maintenance before your trip, just in case. This is especially a good idea if you’re planning on traveling a far distance, one that you’ve never taken your car on. So, let’s get to it!
Figure out where you’re going and what you’ll need
Easily one of the most fun parts of designing and crafting your dream road trip is finding out not only where you plan to travel to, but also what you’ll need to bring along with you. If you plan to do some biking, then you’ll want to purchase a whispbar. If you plan on going swimming, make sure to pack enough bikinis and trunks in your suitcase. If you’re traveling with kids in tow, especially those of young ages, make sure that you have enough snacks at the ready.
Clean that car out!
If you’re doing a road trip that’s going to take you out into nature, then it makes complete sense if when you return home your car is filled with dirt and leaves. But when leaving for that road trip, you and your car guests may find it pleasant to start off with a clean car. This also means cleaning out any and all cups, fast food bags and wrappers.
Do a little last minute maintenance
Before you decide it’s time to hit the open road, it’s always a good idea to check up on your recent car maintenance. If you’re recently gotten an oil change, then most likely you’re ready to go and can hit the road anytime. If you’ve got an older car however, you might want to look into the brakes and power steering, just to be sure. This is also a good time to look into some noises that your car has been making the last few months.
Figure out who is going to be in charge of what
This one is really important. If the thought of running in circles and having to deal with non-stop arguing doesn’t sound like a fun day for you, then you’ll want to first make sure that everyone has a job and knows what to do, and what not to do, during the road trip. This makes things a lot more fun in the end and helps eliminate those awkward and tense moments that we all hate.
Once you’ve got all of the above figured out, you’ll be ready for a road trip of a lifetime! Just remember to buckle up and keep your eyes on the road if you’re the one driving. If you’re not the one driving, or it’s your turn in the passenger seat, make sure to have your camera ready to take some shots.