How To Plan A Perfect Road Trip
Public transport may get you where you need to go but if you’ve got a taste of adventure, what’s better than being out in the open road. Even if you are planning a holiday package, go for a road trip instead. Planning your perfect road trip can be an ordeal but we are here to help. Below are some tips on ‘How to plan your perfect road trip?’
1. SET YOUR VISION FIRST:-
Before planning a perfect road trip. Make sure that you have got answer to the following questions:
- Hard schedule or impromptu stops allowed?
- Driving by hours or days or until someone gets tired?
- What about stay? Hostels/ hotels/ any apartments?
- What about food arrangements?
- What matters the most to you? Distance / destination/ pocket?
2. SET YOUR "SAVARI":-
Some vehicles are not meant for long trips, try considering some sports car, an SUV or Minivans (in case of a family trip). In case you are planning it with a motorbike, always choose the comfortable one. Don’t forget the safety measures i.e. wear riding pants, ankle boots, full face helmets, safety gear etc. Get your vehicles thoroughly inspected by the mechanic before the trip.
3. DON’T JUST OVERPACK:-
Always pack light. Make sure to carry as much disposable stuff that can be used and discarded. Avoid carrying too much clothes and try washing & reusing them instead. Don’t forget to carry a First Aid kit, jumper cable, spare tire etc to have a hassle free trip.
4. ASSURE AND ROUTE:-
Many of us are not that much good with directions and remembering roads but having a proper sense of directions would help in saving your time. Using the technology is good but don’t just over-trust it. Always carry hard copies and/or offline copies of maps and routes. Also, don’t feel shy asking the locals for the route.
5. BE A ‘’FREE BIRD’’:-
Don’t just stick to your schedule always. Just keep your mind open and go with the flow. Always keep your plan loose coz you never know when the fun and interesting opportunities may arise. Even if you have best holiday packages, enjoying road trip can’t be beaten.
6. CARRY ESSENTIAL TOOLS:-
Consult your mechanic and ask him for essential items required on the road trip. As every vehicle has different requirements, prepare accordingly.
7. DON’T JUST BE IN A RUSH:-
Try to explore all the destinations you’re driving through. Stop and see the roadside experiences. Apart from visiting the famous places on the way, do consider seeing some quirky museum, meeting the locals, having a regional taste at a local restaurant.
8. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK:-
Don’t just keep on travelling continuously. Stop after a few hours to get some fresh air and have some relaxation otherwise it may lead to fatigue.
9. BE PREPARED FOR WEATHER:-
You are supposed to be ready for weather conditions especially rain at all the time. Carrying rain coats would be good for you. Don’t forget to test your bike gear on a rainy day at home before the trip.
10. DON’T LOOK FOR PERFECTION:-
Enjoy each and every moment of your road trip to the fullest. Perfection doesn’t have a special meaning. Making every journey moment memorable is nothing but perfection only.
Drive is an important part of road trip. Do enjoy but safety comes first. Never start without safety precautions and cures. In spite of looking for some holiday packages, choose a road trip alternatively. In a nut shell, road trip can be an unforgettable experience but on the contrary, can be stressful too if not planned properly. Just follow our aforesaid tips on how to plan a perfect road trip and head out.