6 Tips that Will Make Your Next Road Trip Easier
A road trip can be the experience of a lifetime or an absolute nightmare, depending on how well you’ve prepared. This is especially true if it’s with the family. However, if you are ready for anything that might happen and have the logistics down, you should be able to make it a success. Here are some tips that will make the trip easier for you and your family.
Have Enough Cargo Space
We strongly suggest you start looking at roof top cargo bags if you need more space. Look for a model that is 100% waterproof and that will not scratch your vehicle. The shape of the bag could also have an effect on the car’s aerodynamics, so make sure that the bag is angled to facilitate it.
A good cargo bag will not only allow you to bring more stuff, but you never know what you might be bringing back, so make sure that you have the extra space, just in case.
Have the Car Checked
You also have to have the vehicle checked before you leave. Even something that might seem minor like a slight misalignment could aggravate during the trip, and you don’t want to have to go to a mechanic in the middle of nowhere. Make sure that the brakes, suspension, and all fluids have been changed and/or replenished before the trip.
Don’t Only Stick to the Major Highways
Some “blue highways” are also worth seeing, so you should consider using backroads if you want to see some of the country. However, not all have the same rustic charm and scenery and some are nothing but an endless series of strip malls. If you want to know which ones are worth the detour, you can check out the Roadtrippers app on IOS and Android.
Make Sure you Load Up on Entertainment
Terrestrial radio is not what it used to be, so you won’t get much but top 40 hits wherever you go in the country. So, if you’re into music, you should at least sign up with a streaming service if you haven’t already. Also, make sure that you have everything in the car to recharge your phone on the road.
Don’t Over Schedule
You shouldn’t schedule things like stays and reservations too early in advance. You just don’t know what could happen. You don’t want to have to pay cancellation fees and not be able to find a room because you were late or had a change of plan.
If you’re going with friends, then different people can be in charge of different things. Some are great at planning the day and finding great things to do. Some know where all the good eats are. And some are good at logistics. Put the right people in charge and you’ll have more chances of the whole trip going smoothly.
If you want your next trip to be memorable for all the great reasons, follow these tips. You’ll be able to enjoy your time to the fullest, without having to deal with all the minor inconveniences and micromanaging everything.