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As summer approaches, everyone likes to have some fun. And road trips are amongst the most chosen options, especially for having fun as a family. If a road trip is on your agenda, you will need to remember that it involves much more than just packing a few things together and driving away. Planning a road trip involves a lot of work and forethought, in order to make it a success. This will start with deciding where to go and go right down to ensuring that you have all essentials, such as passports (depending on where you plan to go), bags, and even an emergency medical kit. There are times when we remember the most important things and forget the basic ones. Therefore, a little extra effort beforehand will go a long way towards making your next road trip a memorable one. Read on to find out all about planning a road trip, so that you really benefit from the experience.
How To Plan A Road Trip
- Avoid unpleasant surprises by planning practically. Put down your entire plan in black and white, after getting the opinions of fellow travelers.
- Keep your options open. Make a list of around 10-15 places. Put forth these options to others, before deciding the place, since everyone’s opinion needs to be considered.
- Plan your trip based on your budget. Once you have planned your trip, set aside the planned budget, so that there are no complications later on.
- Decide as to the sort of accommodation you would like to have, food and drink choices and also the different stops on the way. Do a thorough research of all stops and eating points along the way.
- Make a list of the places that you would like to visit. Circle off those places on the list, so that they won’t be missed out by any chance. Making a list of the places you would like to visit will also help you plan your trip better, since it will give you an idea of the amount of time your trip will take.
- Buy a good route map. This will help you reduce unnecessary time spent in travelling, and also help you plan on fuel, since you will get an idea of the distance that you will be covering. Apart from this, you will be able to find your way much easier, in case you get lost. If you are a gadget freak, you can use a GPS navigation system to do the same task.
- Plan ahead as to who is going to drive and for how long that person is going to drive. If there is just one person with a license, then plan stops along the way, so that the journey is pleasant for everyone.
- Visit your doctor and get an emergency medical kit prepared. These should include not only a first aid kit, but also medication for cases of food poisoning and other gastro-intestinal problems, nausea, headaches, etc.