Tips for Planning for a Long Road Trip
Long road trips are stressful and enjoyable at the same time – they offer a wonderful opportunity to get to know the countryside and the cities that you are driving through, but you need to prepare thoroughly for it to minimize the stress. Here are some tips:
- Prepare the car – make sure that your car is in tip-top shape before you hit the road. Check all the fluids in the car and top them up to the optimal level, get the brakes and the battery checked by a mechanic and clean the car, too;
- Prepare yourself – if you are planning to drive a lot the next day, you need to be rested and calm, so go to bed early on the day before the trip, if you are a new driver, attending a Lakewood driving school is important before you plan a long road trip;
- Plan the route – figure out your itinerary exactly, it is a good thing, even if you will be relying on your navigation system while on the road. Try to figure out where you will stop to spend the nights and check the hotels and motels in time, too;
- Plan your stops – don’t drive for more than a couple of hours in one go, include regular stops in places where you can get out of the car, stretch your limbs and relax you mind as well as your muscles a bit.