Car Trip Tips From Someone Who Loves to Travel by CarI have fond memories of summer holidays from my childhood - like most of our family holidays meant car trips.
Nothing was more exciting then getting in the car and going someplace new. As a kid I didn't have to do the driving or worry about road conditions and traffic jams, all I had to do was get comfortable in the back seat and look out of the window. It didn't matter where we were going, whether for a day trip or for a week or two of holiday. We would drive through old villages, stunning countryside, big towns and little towns... there was always something new to see. My mum always prepared something yummy to eat to keep us quiet at the back. She also planned some exciting games that kept us occupied and did I mention quiet!? I loved travelling by car and I still do and I also love driving.
Recently my boyfriend and I drove from Farnham in Surrey to Barmouth in Gwynedd and back again in a long weekend away. It was delightful. We spent quality time together, sometimes alone in our thoughts or we'd chat away the drive time recalling our favourite childhood memories and favourite movies. We talked about our childhood, revealing stories that neither of us had known about the other, even after all our years together. It's something about a road trip that seems to bring back memories.
Planning for a road trip is just as important as any other trip. As with all good journeys it starts with good planning and preparation. So to help get your road trip off on the right track, I'll share my simple list of things that I do both before I leave, while driving and things I do along the way.
Before I leave...
While I am on a road...
Things I do along the way...
Most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself wherever you are!
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