4 (and a half) Tips for Road Trips!

Putting together a road trip is all about being prepared. With these four (and a half!) tips, you can successfully plan and execute a great road trip with no unexpected hitches along the way!
Off to another adventure!

Clean your car before and during your trip.
There’s a very old phrase that you should heed before and throughout any road trip: cleanliness is next to godliness. Nobody enjoys sitting in a confined space for an extended period of time with rubbish and dirt everywhere, so give your car a good cleaning before setting off and take a bit of time to clean it out during as well.

If you’re really after a bit of luxury on your road trip as well, look into hiring a car as well. ICL came recommended for their competitive pricing and are available throughout the UK with a wide selection available for personal hire. Obviously you'll have to keep it clean throughout your trip, but even that will be easier considering you'll be getting a clean car to begin with!

Have a loose plan.
The importance of having a rough plan can not be underestimated when it comes to a road trip. While nobody wants to have a completely planned out road trip with no flexibility, nobody wants to be stressed out dealing with unhappy passengers for hours at a time either. You can use apps such as Roadtrippers to build a route and also look for interesting places and sights along the way.

Take me home, country road...

Have an escape plan to get off country roads. 
You can have the very best intentions of taking in a bit of a scenic route and going down the path less travelled. However, this comes with its own risks of not actually knowing where you’re going and ending up stuck down endless back roads. Saga has a great guide for driving down country roads if you do end up needing it however!  If you do find yourself a little bit lost, you don’t have to persevere down the country roads. Have a plan B ready to escape the country roads, and get your road trip back on track. You’ll be better off and ready to go again once you’ve got your bearings back.

My new phone is awesome.

Preload your phone with entertainment options.
Having some entertainment options can be the difference between having a peaceful time, and developing a case of cabin fever! Stock up on distractions and portable entertainment that you can load on to your phone before you set off. After all, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to find these on the road during your trip.  And if you don’t manage to get this done for your children, you can always refer to this for tips on keeping your sanity!

Dreaming of Dak galbi...

Eat local and stay local.
Finally, it’s a road trip. You’re taking in the darkened corners of the towns and villages that you’re travelling through. Make the most of it and live as much like a local as you can. Don’t stop to eat at a chain restaurant or coffee shop. Seek out a local favourite, find the village pub or the quiet little fish and chip shop. If you need a place to rest your head for the night, find a local bed and breakfast and really experience the culture and local quirks. Your road trip might be a once in a lifetime experience, so make it a unique, memorable time that you’ll always fondly look back on! nbsp;


  1. I usually will bring alone a plain water during my travel. Beside that I will pack some snacks in case no place for me to stop my car when driving alone the highway. Switch on the radio channel to ensure I awake when driving. This is my road tips.

  2. Awesome tips! I love the sound of the Roadtrippers App. I had not heard of this. Granted I haven't traveled in a long time. I like the idea of finding things to do along the way.

  3. Thanks for sharing, good tips, personally as long as I have snacks I'm good :)

  4. One thing I definitely ALWAYS plan for road trips is... THE FOOD - hahahah! Food is VERY important to me, so I always have to make sure we've got the best in the car, or that there is the best along the way we can stop at!

  5. These are great tips. Thank you so much for this information. That is so helpful.

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  7. Speaking from experience a escape plan for off roads is important. We almost got stuck once and it was scary.

  8. Roadtripper seems like a really handy app indeed. This was a really handy post indeed, I got a few new tips for planning a road trip.

  9. Really great tips. I always try to eat a local places when I travel, I believe you get to see the real place that way.

  10. Great tips and have done i think all of it. Saved me a few times. I always have plenty of water, snacks, advil or anything for motion sickness and a blanket in the car.

  11. My husband and I love going on roadtrips and we make sure we have everything that we need. Having your car checked is really important for safety and all that!

  12. These are great road trip tips! I think having a clean car is essential - no one wants to be chilling in the car for long trips with smelly rubbish in it! This post has really made me want to go on a road trip now!


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