Some of the best memories await you on the road. Packing all your road trip gears in the car, play your favorite music on the road and laughing and eating chips. Having a happy time on a winding road with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Road trip with your loved ones is always a fun idea! You can explore places you haven’t been before. Here are the 8 essential tips to properly prepare for a great couples trip!
1. Sourcing great food
Before you go out, stop by your local grocery store for some snacks. A few sweet treats, fresh fruit, a granola bar, and plenty of water are all good choices. Don't forget to take your portable fridge, it's absolutely necessary. It can keep your fruit fresh and water or drinks with a good taste! This will not only save you money and time on the road, but will also give you energy for adventure.
2. Cozy blankets and picnic gear
One of the best things about road trips is that you can stop anywhere, anytime! You can sit comfortably in your own vehicle and enjoy the stunning views as much as you like. If possible, you can organise a picnic. Maybe some cheese, cured meats stored in your car fridge. Or fresh juices from local vendors.
3. Vehicle inspection before departure
It's always worth getting ready! Make sure your car is in perfect condition before you leave the house. Before you go out on the road, take your car for maintenance or inspection. And let your mechanic know you're going on a trip so they know what to look for. You may need to balance the wheels, buy new tires, replace brake pads, or buy a new car battery. It is also very important to keep a contact number for technical support in your car just in case.
4. Play fun games
Playing car games is not only fun, but also a great way to help drivers stay alert! Find some fun games before you leave. This helps you pass the time, stay vigilant, and hear stories you haven't heard before.
5. Cleaning your car
Wash your car thoroughly before you leave Wash if necessary and give a check inside. Get rid of all unnecessary clutter and debris and make sure you have enough space to spread out and feel comfortable. Always take a few extra plastic bags in your car to keep it clean. It's also a good idea to pack baby wipes or pre-made cleaning wipes to clean your car, and to clean sticky fingers, spilled soft drinks, and other strange and unpleasant objects that get into your car during your road trip.
6.Take breaks and switch driver regularly
This is really important. You should make a lot of rest stops during the journey and make sure the driver have enough rest so that they can stay alert on the road. It's a great idea to plan rest stops but you also can keep an eye on your watch and stop at least 15 to 20 minutes every two hours to stretch your legs. Pick a scenic spot, rest as long as you want. Don't forget to switch up the driving responsibilities.
7. Prepare an emergency kit
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Imagine yourself in a situation where your car breaks down, what will you need? Make sure you have a first aid kit and some basic tools like screwdriver, duct tape and zip ties. Make sure you have plenty of water and non-perishable food, and you may want to keep a small stash of cash just in case. Also, make sure you have all the details of your car insurance company (policy number, contact number, etc.) and emergency assistance (phone number, etc.).
8. Prepare the perfect playlist
Obviously, this one is the maximum vital tip of all. Both you and your partner get ready for a few playlists each! Make them themed and take each other on a musical journey, try making playlists like, ‘My 10 favourite songs from the ’90s,’ ‘My turn-up tunes,’ and ‘My ultimate break-up jams,’ they’re not only a great way to find out more about each other’s favourite songs, but you end up hearing really funny and interesting stories too.