#TravelHacks: how to have a fun and relaxing road trip
June 23, 2022, 6:12 p.m.
3 minute read
A road trip offers the most convenient and easy travel experience, as you don’t have to wait in long lines or pass through numerous checkpoints.
It’s a great way to relax and travel at your leisure.
But sometimes they can get quite boring.
Check out these five road trip tips that will make your trip a breeze.
No one wants to be confused in the middle of their road trip.
So, plan your destination and plot the route in advance to avoid getting lost in an unfamiliar area.
Your phone will surely help you with the route, but what if it runs out of battery?
Keep a traditional map handy and check the route for a seamless travel experience.
Have your car checked at least a week before your trip to avoid any risk of accident.
Be sure to check the operation of signals and lights, as well as your car’s oil and fluids.
Make sure the battery is fully charged and the tires are properly inflated.
Also carry a spare tire, jumper cables and a spare tire tool kit.
Pack healthy snacks and schedule bathroom breaks
If you want to avoid stomach issues and motion sickness, pack your own meal from home instead of gorging yourself on junk food from outside.
You can carry fresh fruit, boiled eggs and sandwiches in compartmentalized boxes.
Also, don’t forget to pack plenty of water.
Plan several stops on your travel itinerary and take regular bathroom breaks to stretch your legs and relax.
Pack a first aid kit and an emergency motion sickness pack
Carry a first aid kit in your car as you may have trouble locating basic medical care in some places.
So carry bandages, antiseptic wipes, painkillers and antacids in a ziplock bag.
If you have motion sickness or are traveling with children, bring along plastic bags to catch the vomit along with electrolyte drinks, salts, candies and chewing gum for a quick refresher.
Create a playlist and take home activity packs for the kids
A road trip is incomplete without listening to your favorite songs. It helps to entertain and energize everyone and helps relieve any stress.
You can play uplifting music or peaceful, calm songs to set the mood and tone for the trip.
Also bring coloring books, activity blocks, crayons, small notebooks and reading books if you are traveling with children.