Getting away for a holiday is something everyone looks forward to, whether it’s a long weekend at a country cottage, or jetting off to a sunny beach somewhere.
Another fun way to enjoy some time away from work is hitting the road and seeing a few different places as you travel around. Road trips are great fun for family holidays and getaways with friends, but they do require a little more preparation than other types of trips. Below are a few tips to help you plan your next road trip holiday.
Find a Suitable Vehicle:
While traveling in your normal car is fine, if you’re going to be on the road for extended periods, choosing a caravan or motorhome to travel with is probably for the best.
Ideally, you need to go for vehicles that have motorhome warranties. This will ensure that you do not have to pay for the damages if there is something wrong with your motorhome. The last thing you would want when travelling alone or with your family is to pay for additional repairs, part changes, or servicing on the motorhome you have hired.
This will give you and your traveling companions more room when you’re on the road and will allow you to camp at different sites when you stop off for a night or two. If you’re a UK citizen who is planning to take a road trip around Europe, just make sure you know the post Brexit rules regarding traveling with a caravan or motorhome around the continent before you go. Why not go RV camping and see the sights.
Plan Your Route:
If you are someone who loves to explore the unknown and be independent in doing that, you need to try travelling with an RV. This ensures that you are in complete control of your travel plans and also have the necessary amenities to make your life easier on the trips. Most of the best RVs are fitted with all the creature comforts including kitchens, bedrooms, and a bathroom.
Once you have found the right vehicle for your trip, the next step is to think about where you want to go. This will be dependant on how long you are intending to travel, as driving from destination to destination will take up a significant amount of your time.
You should also make note of where there are rest-stops along your journey to make sure you’re not getting too tired or uncomfortable while driving long distances. You will also need to decide where you are planning to stay overnight or for a few days during your trip.
If you have a motorhome/caravan, finding campsites that accommodate your vehicle in the surrounding areas of your key destinations will be a must. Alternatively, if you wanted to stay in hotels for a bit of comfort you will need to book these in advance as well.
Consider Your Budget:
While traveling in a motorhome might help you save on accommodation costs, you will still need to remember to budget for fuel and food.
Enjoying some meals out at local bars and restaurants at your destinations of choice is one of the best things about holidays, but be prepared to perhaps do more low-key, cheaper meals back at the campsite like BBQs to make sure you’re not cutting into your budget too much.
If you are traveling with a group of friends, get everyone to chip in for vehicle hire, food, fuel, etc., equally, and all agree on a budget before you go.
Another thing that you will need to remember to bring with you is emergency supplies. First aid kits are always smart to take on holiday, especially if you’re on the road as you might not be staying at places that have one on-site.
Additionally, make sure you have emergency vehicle repair kits such as a spare tire, jump cables, coolant, motor oil, and so on. If you’re renting the vehicle for your trip, ask the company you’re renting from about emergency supplies for the vehicle and if they already supply that or not.
Road trips can be excellent ways to enjoy some time away from the usual hustle and bustle of life, just make sure you’re using these tips to help you prepare so you can have the best experience on the road.