We spend a lot of time driving, whether it be to and from the shops or a longer journey, we spend a lot of time on the road.
Recently we have been taking quite a few road trips from just me and my partner, to taking the kids on plenty of adventures.
Sometimes its fun to just jump into the car and drive into the unknown, seeing where the day takes you but most of the time they take a lot of planning. Especially when you are travelling quite the distance.
Planning a road trip shouldn’t be all doom and gloom, neither should the actual journey itself.
Here are a few tips to make sure you have a perfect and stress free trip.
- Make sure you plan out your route before leaving and take into account for any traffic if you’re planning on getting somewhere for a certain time.
- Check your tyres – If you’re going on a long journey, you definitely don’t want anything wrong with them. Make sure you have the right pressure, that the threads aren’t completely worn and that everything is in check before you head off. If things aren’t all up to standard places like tyreplus.co.uk can offer a wonderful service to help you get sorted.
- Create a playlist of fun tunes to keep you feeling upbeat and ready for action, sometimes long journeys can feel tiresome and drag a bit for everyone involved so this really helps.
- Make sure you’re fully stocked up on drinks and snacks. Service stations can cost an arm and a leg for a simple thing like a bottle of water, so taking your own along the way definitely helps. Plus, you don’t have to spend your time stopping and starting every time someone feels the need for food or drink.
- Games are a good thing to play while driving too, especially if you have kids with you. A game my daughter likes to play is giving everyone a coloured car to spot and the person who spotted the most gets to pick a treat afterwards.
- Activity packs for children. These are great to keep the kids entertained, a little colouring book and pens goes a long way to help keep them entertained. They also have something to show you at the end of your trip that they are proud of.
We recently took the kids on a day trip to Brighton and it was actually hassle free. We gave the kids activity packs, had a great playlist going that catered to us all and really had fun with it.
Do you have any great tips for planning a road trip?