Top Tips For Planning a Road Trip Adventure

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Going on a road trip is extremely popular wherever you are in the world and there are many tried and trusted routes to follow. If you’re a really adventurous type, you can travel anywhere the wind blows!

A road trip is the best way of seeing what a country has to offer. You can travel at your own pace and head off the beaten track whenever you wish. There is so much flexibility regarding accommodation, you could find yourself stopping at a hotel one night and trek into the hills and sleep under the stars the next.

It can be a little overwhelming when you first look at planning a road trip, as there are so many route options. But these handy tips aim to give pointers to help you on your way.

Decide on your route

It would be impossible to plan everything you wish to see into one trip. A better option would be to concentrate on a small area so that you can really immerse yourself in the area. Taking a road trip is not a new pastime and many people have travelled the routes before. You can take advantage of this fact be reading blogs, websites and forums where people discuss the route they travel, where they stay and sites visited. You will also get to know travel distances and how much is “doable” in one day. You could also view your route on Google maps.

Sort out transport

If you are travelling to a destination from another country you will need to plan to collect your vehicle hire at the airport. Make sure your vehicle is large enough for your party size or you could consider hiring a campervan. You’re likely to be in the vehicle for long periods of time, so comfort is key. Consider a car with plenty of storage too. Search for car hire at the best possible value, but check for reviews first. Ensure you have all the necessary documentation and insurances required.

If you’re road-tripping at home, don’t forget to look at the range of camper trailers before you set off. That way you have extra space and accommodation, which is ideal if you’re on a budget.

Book accommodation in advance

Although travelling on a road trip is supposed to be flexible you still need to consider booking your accommodation well in advance. Some routes are extremely popular and accommodation books up well in advance. Look carefully at the attractions you want to visit, you may wish to stay in some areas longer than one night depending on how much there is to see and do.

Write a list

Going on a road trip requires meticulous packing of essential items. You won’t have enough space in your luggage to take everything you need, so you will need to pack items and clothing that are multi-functional. Essential items that you mustn’t forget include, passports, driving licenses, medication, insurance documents, clothing and your itinerary. Make lists of telephone numbers relating to your accommodation. But most of all have a fabulous trip!

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

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Thank you so much for reading yet ANOTHER post here on the blog - I really hope you enjoyed today's top tips and I really hope they come in handy when planning your next road trip adventure with your family and/or friends. 

Have you ever been on a road trip? If so, where did you go and what location(s) would you be interested in visiting next?

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Marina Rosie x


  1. These are really well though-out tips. Making lists is SOOO necessary!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Road trips seem like so much fun! I'd love to do one, one day, so this is so helpful. It's definitely better to have a list and be organised rather than wing it on the day xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush


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