There’s nothing quite like a road trip. That feeling you get when you leave your driveway and head out onto the open roads without a care in the world is impossible to recreate. With many of us unable to travel abroad this summer, the good old-fashioned road trip is likely to soar in popularity. If you’re planning to hit the tarmac, here are some tips to take your break to the next level.
Hiring a car
You might love your car, but if you’re an automotive fan, or you’re an old romantic, and you have visions of whizzing around in a supercar or jetting off into the sunset with the roof down and the wind blowing in your hair, have you thought about hiring a car for your trip? From sporty numbers to retro classics, why not enjoy your well-earned time off in style? Explore options online before you book and don’t forget to use your head and your heart. There’s no point in looking the part as you cruise out of your driveway if it’s going to take you twice as long to get to your destination because you’ve gone for style over substance. Consider the length of the route and the types of terrain you’re going to be covering before you decide which vehicle to rent.
Turning the music up loud
Nothing makes a road trip like music. There’s something magical about blasting tunes out when the sun is shining and you’ve got nothing but glistening tarmac ahead. Before you head off on your road trip, look at car speakers and create a few different playlists for your vacation. Putting music on can set the tone for your trip and make driving more enjoyable.
Long journeys can get dull, even if you’re with your best friends or your partner and you’re excited about the trip ahead. Before you set off, it’s always a good idea to think about how you’re going to while away the hours. As well as putting playlists together, you can also pass time by playing games and researching places to stop along the way. Breaking up the journey is a great way to make time go faster and to give you time to stretch your legs and recharge your batteries. Look for attractions and places of interest along the route and figure out how long you can spend at each stop to hit your destination on time. You can also download audiobooks and podcasts to listen to while you drive, and if you’re taking it in turns to drive, you can watch films or TV shows on your phone or tablet while you’re in the passenger seat.
A road trip is a unique adventure, which enables you to explore at your own pace and design an itinerary that crosses all of the boxes. From touring attractions and visiting cities to getting off the beaten track and meandering through winding coastal paths, you can choose where you want to go and what you want to do. If you’re hoping to get out and about on the roads this summer, why not take these tips on board to enjoy a memorable break?