How to make sure your road trip runs smoothly

13 December, 2018

Hello friends,

The Holiday Season is just a few days away and I am sure that it brings you as much joy as it brings to me. My semester exams are over finally and to get the much-needed break from my monotonous routine, I had to go for a quick vacation. After the vacation, I am all bubbly and perky. It is a no-brainer if I say that vacation right after the exams is a complete stress reliever and uplifts your mood. Well, I will be sharing all about my recent vacation in my next blog post and you just have to wait a little more for getting all the details. Meanwhile, you can visit my Instagram page and get a sneak peek on the travel story coming up. Now coming back to today’s agenda of making sure that your road trips are a safe and pleasant experience for you.

Road trips can be great fun, as long as you are properly prepared so that you have no mishaps along the way. Of course, there may well be things happen that are out of your control, but as long as the things you can have some control over are in proper order, then you will be off to a good start.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips.  

Have A Practice


If you have never done a long road trip before, it is not a bad idea to have a practice run first. Choose a location that is perhaps 7 or 8 hours drive away, and set off on a Saturday morning. Stay overnight and drive back the next day. You will have spent most of your weekend driving, but it will give you just a little taste of what long drives are like. If this has proved too much for you, then forget doing any long road trips.


Check Your Vehicle


Before you go anywhere you have to make sure your vehicle is in good order. Check all the fluids and the tires and make sure you have a spare wheel with a good tire on it. You want your vehicle to be roadworthy, but you should also have some sort of breakdown cover just in case the vehicle decides to fail while you are away.  This is the reason why many people going on a road trip hire the vehicle they are going in. Then if it breaks down, they do not have to worry about the cost of recovering and repairing it, and just have a replacement vehicle delivered to them.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Check your vehicle before starting your journey

Plan Your Route, And Find Accommodation


When you have done this a few times you will realize just how flexible you can be with your route and accommodation. However, if this is your first road trip you are better off having a plan of the roads and hotels, choosing carefully so that you get a comfy one like the Holiday Inn Hazlet, for example already booked and expecting you. Then you will not have the problem of having to sleep in your car overnight because you arrived somewhere too late and everywhere is closed.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Plan your route and accommodation before the road trip

Have Fun


Road trips can be extremely stressful in certain situations. You have to be vigil and on your toes the entire journey, but does not mean that you are not allowed to have some fun. Grab your favorite set of headphones and make sure you keep the stress at bay. On road trips, especially when you are traveling with your family or a group, convincing everyone to enjoy your playlist is another tedious job. You can save all the trouble, my carrying your own headphones and silencing the world around you. I prefer to travel with my new Flick headphones from Ultraprolink. These hybrid Bluetooth headphones can be turned into a Bluetooth speaker in a blink with an inbuilt 180 degrees swivel mechanism. This travel essential is a must for my travel journeys. During the journey, I prefer listening to my playlist without disturbing the momentum of the group. On the vacation days, I can quickly turn these headphones to speakers and can get everybody to groove on party tracks in bonfire night. Keep a tab on travel smart accessories and make the full use of it whenever you head on to your next road trip.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Have fun and get travel smart accessories before you head on to your journeyHow to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Have fun and get travel smart accessories before you head on to your journey

Take Paper Maps And A Compass


Technology is great and has meant that you can pull up maps of wherever you want in the world without a problem unless of course, you happen to be in some hills somewhere that has no mobile reception. Then you need paper maps and a compass if you want to find your way back to civilization. Additionally, it is a good practice to remember important phone numbers whenever you travel, so if your phone battery runs out, you can use local telephone booths to make urgent calls.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Carry maps and compass for easy navigation

Drinks And Snacks


Always keep some drinks and snacks in your car in case you do not find a store or garage open for a while. If you are the driver, your senses may start to flag a bit if you are getting dehydrated and hungry. It does not need to be much, just enough to keep you going for a while. And don’t forget to replenish the stocks of drinks and snacks when you do find a store that is open. I would also like to add here that no matter what, do not overeat and do not go for food items that are way too oily. This will make you feel bloated during your entire journey and trust me, that is the last thing you would want to happen on your road trip. Another thing, that I would ask you to take care of is carrying out some general medicines for a headache, stomach ache, indigestion, and some anti-vomit pills too. These are common problems that occur while we are traveling and we must be ready to fight any challenges that come our way.

How to make your road trips safer and more pleasant experience. Know these 6 things you should absolutely follow to stay safe on your road trips. Carry drinks and snacks to keep yourself nourished and hydrated

Now you are ready to start your road trip, make sure you have not over packed the number of clothes you need, and that you have everything in the car you should have. Other than that, just enjoy yourself, as you may well find that like many people that vacate this way, you will do it over and over again. Each road trip can become a thrilling and memorable experience in its own unique ways. And I strongly recommend, you take countless pictures on the go and document it afterward so that other people can benefit from it. In addition to this, it is a good way to create memories that you will cherish lifelong. I cannot wait to know about your road trips and the story that comes along. So next time, whenever you plan on going for a road trip, make sure to come back and tell me all about the adventures you had on your journey. I would love to hear them and learn something out of it.

Before leaving, let me know about your road trip experiences and how you make sure that you are safe and sound throughout your journey in the comments section below. You can also hit Like and share this post with your family and friends and convince them to be your road trip partners. Have a great weekend and have fun.

Until next time,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (25)

  • Woman

    Konstantina

    18 December, 2018

    Roadtrips can be sooo fun but we definitely need to pay attention to many things, especially check our vehicles

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    Komal

    18 December, 2018

    Drinks and snacks are the best part of a road trip lol. I’ll leave all the other items in the list for my fiancé haha

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    Gervin Khan

    18 December, 2018

    These are really great tips to have a fun road trips and I agree with all of them most especially in checking your vehicles before using it.

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    Deepak Pal

    18 December, 2018

    Planning is an important part of travelling. If you plan well in advance then chances of getting things wrong will be less.

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    aia26

    18 December, 2018

    Roadtrips... I love roadtrip...Roadtrips are fun... with chips and sodas...with friends and family..

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    fashionandstylepolice

    19 December, 2018

    Road trips are amazing. We love them here. We have one planned for this weekend. Can’t wait.

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    Liz Bayardelle

    19 December, 2018

    I love the idea of doing a test drive to make sure you're up for a long road trip.

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    Nicola Ferretti

    19 December, 2018

    I simply love road trips. It is one of my favorite way of traveling and I really agree with your tips. Snack and drinks with you are very important, so true :-)

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    Keshia Richmond

    24 December, 2018

    Road trips are my favorite I love to stop in and we stayed at the visitor center near the state line and all his texts I have put into practice: sure that they will be switching other people

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    Flyingkids

    24 December, 2018

    This is so nice! Road trip is one of the most relaxing things to do. You get to enjoy the journey from a point to another :) Thanks for the share

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    Heather Barber McMechan

    24 December, 2018

    Checking your vehicle should always be a priority when you're off to a long trip.

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    Blairvillanueva

    24 December, 2018

    I love the idea of using paper maps. I guess some areas are not covered yet by Google map.

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    Georgina

    25 December, 2018

    Drinks and snacks are definitely my top priority..oh yeah, and checking the car... great article!

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    Bismah Bonnie

    25 December, 2018

    Our family doesn't go on road trips very often. When we do go it is always an enjoyable experiences. Checking the car is a top priority as well as ensuring that we have water and snacks, and a small blanket,. We have always depended on our phones for maps but you are right in saying that technology will not always work. I will be sure to get my hands on a paper map and compass for future road trips.

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    alison

    25 December, 2018

    My husband is a firm believer in the old fashioned paper maps. I laugh at him, but they have come in handy. Yes drinks and snacks are a must for us.

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  • Woman

    Angela

    26 December, 2018

    These tips are great! I'll be sure to use these on my next road trip!

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  • Woman

    Angela

    26 December, 2018

    These tips are great! I'll be sure to use these on my next road trip!

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  • Woman

    Echo

    26 December, 2018

    These are awesome tips! I love the idea of taking a practice trip!

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    Rosey

    26 December, 2018

    Good tips. We took a road trip this summer and thought we would wing accommodations. It worked in most places but was a HUGE hassle in New Orleans.

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    David Elliott

    26 December, 2018

    Planning your route is important. But I think half the fun are the things which you cannot plan on a road trip. Although having a general idea before setting out is pretty important. Good tips though.

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    lexi

    26 December, 2018

    this is such a cute post! i love roadtrips!

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  • Woman

    Brittany

    26 December, 2018

    I’m not a fan of road trips but these are some great tips! Snacks and drinks are always a good call

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    sri ramani

    28 December, 2018

    I love road trips especially during summer mornings and your tips are so useful for having a safe and hassle free trip

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    ohmummymia

    28 December, 2018

    It's so important to check cars before a road trip. I heard about so many accidents in my city during a Christmas Holidays:(

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    AnythingRad.Com

    03 January, 2019

    we are about to plan for our next roadtrip with my friends thissummer!! I'm taking all your insights to note to keep everything run smoothly!

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