A road trip is a firm favourite of families and travellers worldwide. It’s been around for donkey’s years, allowing people a sense of freedom and excitement. However, you have never been on one. Thanks to the lockdown, it’s about to change as a road trip is a perfectly legal way to go on holiday. Plus, it’s made for a pandemic since you can jump in the car and drive anywhere based on the circumstances.
As a newbie, you might be fearful of not covering every base before your trip. In truth, the key is to keep it simple and focus on what you can control. Everything else is part of the journey!
Choose What’s Within Your Budget
Do you hire a van or take a car? Should you sleep in your vehicle or stay in a hotel room for a night? Factoring in the experience is important, but the main consideration is money. If you have a limited budget, you can still have an incredible time by taking your car and hitting the open road. Of course, a van might be a smarter, and more affordable, choice when you think about how to make insurance cheaper and how to cut accommodation fees. The vital thing is, you find a way to make it happen.
Plot A Route
Some people will tell you that the benefit of a road trip is the freedom, and they are right. However, the lack of restrictions doesn’t mean you should drive all over the place for two weeks. Not only is it exhausting, but it’s a wasted opportunity. To plot a route, all you need to do is search for sights and attractions you want to visit. When you have a holiday’s worth, you can make a loop to ensure you get back home on schedule.
You might not have to worry about accommodation, yet that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. Unless you have a fully-fledged campervan, you’ll need to eat out quite a bit. Also, not all the landmarks are free of charge. Some require tickets. Usually, you would turn up and walk right through, but the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic means staycations are very popular, and the UK’s parks and tourist traps are packed. Therefore, whether you want to go to a restaurant or Stonehenge, it’s savvier to book in advance to be sure you have a ticket.
There will be times when you drive for hours without stopping. Sometimes, you have to cart on if you plan on sticking to your schedule. Mostly, it’s better to take frequent breaks to make sure tiredness doesn’t impair your driving style. If anything, you should take the opportunity to cruise around as it isn’t often you can enjoy doing nothing. And, it beats being stuck in the house where there’s nothing to do! If you see something, from a McDonald’s to a picnic spot, you shouldn’t be afraid to take a detour.
Finally, get ready to plan your next holiday because you’ll definitely want to go again!
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