I hear the weather is going to be nice and warm for the next 10 days, so I have started making plans to ensure I make the most of the sunshine, before it gets all wet and gloomy again.
The summer holidays are around the corner, and that means road trips and holidays are being planned as I type. I enjoy road trips. We do a couple every year, and we have now become professionals at planning them.
You may find these summer road trip tips very useful, if you have a road trip planned –
Check the Car
Make sure your car is ready for the long trip ahead. Check the car all around, especially the tyres, to ensure it is ready for the trip. If you don’t know what to look out for, seek advice from a professional.
Get a Breakdown Cover
Ensure you have a breakdown cover. Being stuck on the motorway is the last thing you would expect but it does happen. It has happened to us before years ago. We had a car accident, and we were grateful to have a breakdown cover, which helped us in the accident situation. Trust me, the shock of an accident and having to deal with a car accident injury is enough, being stranded on the road and having to worry about the recovery of the car, is too much. It is better to get a breakdown cover in place before embarking on a trip.
Entertainment and Snacks
If your kids are like mine, then they get bored very quickly on long road trips. So we like to go with entertainment and snacks to get them happy. So snacks in abundance on our trips. The tablets come in very handy, especially the LeapFrog, with the amazing battery life. We are a family that likes to read, so I also make sure there are books to keep the kiddies happy, and I am never without my Kindle as well.
Depending on how far you are travelling, stopping regularly for short breaks also help keep everyone refreshed and fed.
Have a Sat Nav
I don’t like maps, and I don’t know how to read them. So I rely on Sat Navs that speaks, so the instructions are clear and there is no room for assumptions. Having a Sat Nav usually help ensure the road trip goes smoothly. We would be lost without one.
Do you have any road trips to share?