Road trips are increasingly gaining popularity all over the world especially when the kids are on school break and the weather is simply perfect. This is a memorable and fun way to get the family to the vacation destination. Before you hit the road, it is important for you to:
Planning is very important especially when you are travelling with small or elderly persons. It will also allow you to plan the route you are going to take and areas of interest that you could stop and explore. The fun of a road trip is the sites along the route and it will provide a great learning experience for your children. Planning will ensure that everything is catered for from making hotel reservations to ensuring that food and medication are catered for.
2. Prepare your car
If you would rather take your car than rent one, then you should have your mechanic tune it up one week before the road trip. This will ensure that all car fluids, tire air pressure, engine parts and other necessary concerned parts are handled. You should never take your car on a road trip if the mechanic indicates that it is not road worthy and consider other options like leasing. Additionally, if you know that there are different persons travelling you need to make sure that the car is suitable.
3. First aid kit
Make sure that you pack a first aid kit in case of an accident, injuries or sickness during the road trip. Other than the items that are usually found in the first aid kit, there are other add-ins that you can include in the kit such as a flashlight, a map to your destination, fresh water and spare cash. Make sure that your cell phone is fully charged and do not forget to carry some extra batteries for your flashlight.
If you are travelling with little kids, then you should note that if they get bored, they will get cranky and no one will enjoy the trip. You can carry crayons and coloring books for small kids or video games for older kids. For those who go on road trips regularly, you can buy a brand new toy before any road trip. This way, they will look forward to the road trip as they try to figure out the new toy or games and before you know it that you have reached your destination.