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Road Trip Tips you Wouldn’t Want to Leave at Home

BHUTAN | Saturday, 3 March 2018 | Views [203]

When the feeling of wanderlust hits you, you have no choice but to heed its call to go on a road trip. It happens to all of us at some point. We have to admit that there’s an adventurous soul in all of us that seeks to find its way out, and the only way to satiate is to pack our bags and book a flight out. For some, their idea of travelling is to literally hit the road on a trusty set of wheels.

 

Whether you have a van with you or a trusty motorcycle, you can always go on an adventure anytime. As long as you know where you’re going, you won’t have a problem pushing the pedal to the meddle.

 

Still, you still have to make the necessary preparations to making your road trip experience all the more memorable. So, here are some of the most important things to remember before you jump into the driver’s seat and dart away to your next adventure.

 

Make a checklist

Just like any traveller would, you will have to prepare a list of the things you need to prepare for the journey. Depending on the length of the trip, you will need certain items that will last you a certain number of days. If you want to go on a cross-country trip, then expect to travel with a lot of baggage. The choice of transport, after all, depends on how much you are going to bring. Which leads us to the next item on this list.

 

Get the appropriate ride

If you’re opting to be like Jack Kerouac ala Sal Paradise in the novel “On the Road,” then you might as well get yourself a 1949 Hudson, which is something can hardly find nowadays. But hey, you can also take your own trusty steed out for a non-stop excursion across the continent. Just make sure your ride is fitted for long travels. If you prefer taking the trip on a motorbike, a 500cc cafe racer will do you good.

 

Know where to stop

Long travels can take days. So, you need to know where you can stay for the night. It’s not a problem if you bring along camping gear. In fact, the trip becomes more sentimental if you go all commando, setting your tent in the great outdoors where the night sky above form a picturesque ceiling of glistening dots. If acting like a cowboy isn’t your thing, you can always look for a motel somewhere along the way. To help you in your search, you can always install a GPS system for your car or motorbike. For the latter, The Moto Expert has a list of the best GPS to shop for.

 

Ask around

Another aim of travelling is to interact. When you don’t know where you are going, you can always someone along the road for directions. There’s basically no other way to reach your destination than to talk with a stranger. Who knows, maybe he’ll lead you to places that have not been discovered by other travellers yet. Lucky you!

Tags: roadrage, trekking, trip

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