Everyone should do a road trip at least once in their lives. There’s nothing like it. Tossing a few essentials in the trunk, loading up some tunes and then hitting the road. And who knows where it will take you. That’s the fun part.
However, if you like your creature comforts, the idea of sticking a pin in a map and hoping for the best may not appeal to you. But the thing about road trips is that there are no rules. Your trip can be whatever you want it to be. And it is possible to pull off a stylish road trip that’s still fun and unexpected.
- Take Your Home With You
If you have difficulty deciding what to take on vacation, take it all. Look for travel trailers for sale and do the trip in an RV. You can accomplish an exciting road trip with all the home comforts. No more unpredictable motel rooms. No more uncomfortable beds. You can camp beneath the stars with all your own bedding.
- Plan, But Not Too Much
The art of a successful road trip is in the planning. You have to plan a little but leave some things to chance. If you don’t have the luxury of an RV or camper van, you will be relying on hotels and motels. Plot your route loosely. There will be some areas you want to visit and others you can decide on at the time. Get a good idea of hotel and motel groups in advance. Look at reviews and take note of what people are saying about them. This will reduce that unknown factor significantly.
Depending on your budget, aim to stay at a good hotel every few days. You can then make the most of the facilities. Traveling by car can be tiring, even if you’re a passenger. A quick dip in a hotel swimming pool or a long massage can ease away those stresses.
Always take a paper map as a backup. Don’t just rely on GPS.
- Pack Carefully
Just because you’ll be traveling for long periods of time, doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. Pack appropriately. Space is likely to be scarce so pack items that are versatile. Comfort will be key, but this doesn’t mean drab. Dress up your comfy jeans with smart tops and vests. Opt for loose flowing dresses and sandals or sneakers. Don’t forget to include items for going out.
Try to keep up with your beauty routine as much as possible. Protect yourself from the sun with hats and sunscreen. Make sure you remove all your makeup each night. The road can be grimy and so a good cleanser will be vital.
- Eat Well
Road trips needn’t be about quick snacks from local filling stations. In the same way you plan your hotels, plan food stops. Find stores along the way that sell delicious, nutritious food. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and intersperse with eating out. There are plenty of ways to stay healthy.
There will be lots of entertainment along the way. But for those long hours driving, make sure you have plenty to keep you occupied. Load your MP3 with your favorite tracks. In years to come, they will remind you of your trip. Audiobooks and podcasts will keep you entertained, and the miles will melt away.
A road trip can be anything you want it to be. Make it work for you and ensure your trip is fun, exciting, and stylish.