great thing about travelling by road is the number of different
places you pass through on your journey. There is a lot
to experience before you actually reach your destination.
Nevertheless, the whole experience is centered on planning.
It starts with the excitement of knowing
your final destination and then you have to decide on whether
it is going to be a business trip, a family trip or a holiday
with friends. Nevertheless, if you have to go it alone,
do not do so without your music. Music helps make the journey
easier. There’s nothing like flying down the road
listening to great music. One essential item to do before
hitting the road - if you love music as much as I do - is
to select your songs and create a "soundtrack"
for your journey by either burning CD’s or loading
an MP3/iPod player. You’ll enjoy your road trip more
and every song will bring back memories of your adventure
long after it’s ended. Listen to it on a GRIFFIN Travel
Speaker System and you are in for the real deal.
There are a lot of costs to be considered when travelling
by road trip. If the journey is long, you will have to budget
for things like food that you will consume along the journey,
fuel, and incidental hotel expenses if the unexpected happens
to force you to break the journey.
you start the journey
• Get roadside assistance coverage if you don't already
have it. You'll be so happy to have it if trouble strikes!
Plus, you'll get discounts on some hotels - just ask when
• Get an oil change and have your car checked out
(including the tires).
• Get any repairs needed done now!
• Make sure your spare tire is in excellent shape
and you have a jack/etc. to change it.
• Make sure your for a road-side emergency kit with
flares, jumper cables, and the works are complete.
• Finally, get a first aid kit for the car if you
don't have one already.
where you are going
It is not fun getting lost but the objective is not so much
how to get there quickly but all the things that you can
see and enjoy along the way. Why take the motorway when
you could use the side roads and admire the farms or little
towns that you drive through. If you are planning your journey
with a GPS plan it with options and take advantage of all
the choices that your gadget offers you. If however, you
are traditional and like to use a map, take note of everything
that you can find on the map. GPS’s have been known
to take you to the wrong destinations so we recommend that
you still buy a map as a back up even if you have a GPS.
Check the traffic news and plan your hotels along your route,
never doing more than 6 hours of driving a day. This will
leave you plenty of time to stop for meals and to see your
selected sights, not to mention you won’t be miserably
tired of driving!, Try to stick to driving two days, and
then taking a day off from driving at an interesting sight/town
before getting back on the road. This really helps make
the trip more enjoyable.
If you are mixing business with leisure,
drop into a road-side business centre to do business. It
is totally unsafe to drive and use your phone the entire
time even if it hands free.
If you have
not done a road trip yet – plan and try one with friends
or family. It can be great fun.
Have a safe
time driving out there.
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