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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Road trips ensure unlimited fun and also allow us to explore our limits. It is a more private affair and guarantees surprises. But it is imperative that health and safety are not compromised with. Here are a few tips and tricks for an amazing road trip that travellers swear by.
Get your car serviced:This is an obvious advice missed by many. Those who underestimate the importance of keeping the car in good shape naturally suffer during road trips. One must always get the car serviced and cleaned to enjoy a hassle-free journey.
Pack light and wise: People often pack unnecessary luggage on impulse. While packing shall necessarily be destination-specific, a first aid kit, a pair of scissors, an actual map, a navigator’s compass, and sunscreen lotion are some of the must-pack items for every traveller.
Do not forget documents: Keep all the necessary papers in the car before hitting the road. These include the driving license and car insurance among others. Except for kids, all travellers must carry at least one identity proof for hotel check-ins.
Protect the engine: In case the car is overheating, one can do two things; either stop the car and let the engine rest for a while or turn off the air conditioning/heaters and roll the windows down.
Don’t be uptight about plans: The essence of a good road trip is to wander and discover new places. This is why planning everything prior the trip is not always a good idea. Loose plans also help in case of traffics and other unforeseen problems. One does not have to fret over minor delays on the way.
Take precautions: The trip can unfold in a million different ways, some of them not as safe as others. From keeping someone in the loop of the whereabouts to bringing a spare car key to carrying a first-aid kit in the car, it is necessary that one travels with maximum precautions.
Do not compromise on sleep: This is more of a rule than a tip that every traveller must abide by. Road trips can be exhausting and sleep shall not be compromised with. A momentary lapse is all it takes to turn road trips into road accidents.
Eat healthy and stay hydrated: Though road trips are an ideal time to cheat on diet, it is necessary to keep eating habits in check on the way. Do not eat too less or too much of food at a go. Cold beverages are a good way of keeping oneself hydrated.