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Road trips are massively underrated, there’s something about the freedom they encounter and you can get from A to B with loads of stops in the middle. Or you can just let the roads take you and end up somewhere you’ve never been before dependant on how adventurous you are. I think as a blogger a trip around the UK meeting different bloggers would be so fun! Whether you want to stay in the UK and make your way around or whether you want to get a ferry with your own car or just rent a car once you get to your destination the opportunities are endless. Whether you going to plan your stop points beforehand or just wing it you can achieve so much in a short amount of time. I decided to share with you my top tips for having the best road trip, ever.
Prepare your vehicle:
This is probably the most important tip on the whole list, as you don’t want to get stuck in an unfamiliar place with an issue, make your car is fit for a long drive. It’s worth checking your tyres as well as your car bulbs, the screen wash and the oil are checked and if you’re unsure about whether your car is safe for the journey ahead its always going to a garage and getting it the once over. Make sure your vehicle is clean, I mean as fun as it is sitting in the back with stale Maccies is, some people might not enjoy it as much?
Music is key:
Is it really a road trip without music? Whether you’re creating one for the occasion or finding the best that Spotify has to offer, music is key and for long journeys, my friends and I create collaborative playlists that way everyone has something on the playlist they like, although the driver has the ultimate power if they can skip songs on their steering wheel.
Take an old-fashioned map:
Granted a road trip isn’t really a road trip until you get lost, and with multiple people, in the car with, phones it is likely you’ll be able to locate a way back on the right path. However, it is always worth having an old fashion map handy, you never know when you might lose 4G! Does anyone know where to buy a map these days?
Pack the essentials:
The essentials vary from person to person dependant on what you count as an essential but for me, food is at the top of the list, I can’t go more than 10 minutes without thinking about my next meal, so I definitely could not go hours without it! Crisps, sweets and cheese and onion rolls are the ones for long journeys! Also, drinks, toothbrushes, some clothes, and deodorant are pretty essential imo. Wouldn’t fancy a long car journey with me after not brushing my teeth for a few days.
Of course, the centre of any road trip is fun you’re hitting the road in search of an epic adventure and this is something you will hopefully achieve. Wherever the roads take you, enjoy yourself!