Road trip tips for beginners

Road trips are more convenient than air travel, offer just as much (or even more) adventure and gives you the opportunity to make memories that will last you a lifetime. However, road trips take a little planning. Here are a few tips that will help make your first road trip a success.

1. Decide on an easy destination

Choose a destination that is not too far away for your first road trip. For example, choose a city couple of hours away. You will enjoy a nice drive to your destination, spend some time in a new place, and drive back home all in one day.

2. Choose and plan your route

You can use a map or the internet to plan a route. You may take the scenic route or back roads rather than highways, it’s up to you.

3. Grab technology tools

Technology can be a agreat partner when you’re planning a road trip or even when you’re already on the road. Check out this 5 great free road trip apps.

4. Check your car

Few days before your road trip, have your mechanic check your car’s fluid levels, brakes, tires and anything else that could cause problems.

6. Consider renting a car

Your car may not be not made for long trips. With any road trip you take, consider what car is best for your needs and services the best aspects of the drive. Need to rent a car? Rent it with us!

7. Bring some entertainment

Whether you’re tapping into your own collection of music, streaming tunes via Spotify, or listening to your favorite podcasts, make sure your phone is set to keep you entertained over the driving.

8. Stay safe

Go down those small roads, get out of your comfort zone and explore, but be alert all the time. If you have the room, keep a gallon of water and another one for gas.

A successful road trip will stay with you for life. What other tips would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments section below.