How To Plan A Road Trip
A road trip is one of the coolest and cheapest ways of traveling to new places. You can go with a group of friends and split the cost between you, making it a cost-effective way of taking a break. If you’re planning on organising a road trip – check out the following few things before you set off…
Decide Where You’re Going
So first things first – you need a destination. Even if you fancy a totally random trip, it’s good to know the general geographic direction you want to take to save you driving across a boarder or into the ocean for that matter. Also, having a clear and exciting destination will help you attract your travel buddies and entice them into taking to the open road with you. Of course I am not suggesting your personality won’t be enough. If you’re super-organised, you may even want to plan places to visit on the way to make the most of your trip. Are there long-lost relatives you can surprise, or tourist attractions you can visit? Taking regular breaks will be a safer, more enjoyable way of reaching your final destination.
Decide Who You’re Going With
You may think that this is one of the easiest parts of planning your road trip – but you could be wrong. Make sure you choose people that are fun to hang out with, but won’t be tiring after hours with them in a car. If they’re the type of friend you invite out clubbing or to the cinema because you know you won’t have to talk much – inviting them on a road trip is probably not the best idea. Oh, and choosing someone smart is always sensible – you know, someone to calculate the fuel and budget for the trip.
Decide How You’re Going
Now that you’ve got your roadtrippers together, you need to decide who has the most reliable car. If you and your friends are luckily enough to have equally fabulous cars – choose the one that has the best fuel economy… It’ll work out miles cheaper for you all in the end. Alternately, if none of your vehicle’s are reliable, you might want to consider a cheap car rental service, this may also be wise if none of your cars have enough adequate room for the amount of passengers you’re taking. Definitely don’t try and pack extra people in the car – you can get pulled over by the police if there aren’t enough seatbelts for the number of passengers travelling, not to mention how irritable everyone will be if they’re uncomfortable.
Hit The Road
There you have it, a short guide on how to plan a road trip… As long as you’ve got all the basics covered – everything else can follow. Oh, and remember, what happens on the road… Stays on the road… Enjoy!