Making The Lulls Of A Road Trip Less Tedious!

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Not everyone has done this before, but most people who have done say that it’s a great little option if you’re looking for a good time during your days off. We’re obviously talking about road trips. They’re not for everyone, but they’re on many people’s bucket lists, and provide endless joy - and even more laughs. With a road trip, you have the opportunity to be as creative as you’d like with your journey and destination. There isn’t really a limit on what you’re able to do, and that makes gives the whole vacation a whole new dimension. 

That said, there are a few lulls in a road trip because, at the end of the day, you are just kind of driving on a road for a while! It’s obviously a brilliant time and the excitement that’s ahead pushes you through, but people do get bored of things easily – it’s in our nature. We’re not built to just sit still for hours and hours; our brains won’t allow it! How can we make those lower energy moments a little better? How can we make sure we don’t get too down or bored during quieter times? Well, here are four ideas for you to think about right now:

Take Time Out To Plan And Prepare!
Before heading out, you should probably look at every aspect of the trip and see what you can do about them. When you have everything sorted beforehand, it makes the during and after so much easier. You all have different needs and different ways of enjoying yourselves, so if you’re in a group, you should probably discuss the types of things that’ll make you happy, sad, annoyed, etc. 

Planning also means you can mark out cool places that you can stop at along the way. The lulls are usually brought on by constant driving through the same streets and roads. If you have fun stops, then that defeats the mundanity.  

Think About The Vehicle Itself
If you’re sitting in a comfy and kitted out car or van, then you’re probably going to be happier with the entire trip. An ugly and awkward vehicle isn’t exactly going to make your mood better. If you think you need something a little bigger or stronger, then you can head online and look for some Used Campervans For Sale. If you have lots of funds to play with, then you could even go for something extra luxurious. 

Choose The Right People
If you’re on your own, then you won’t have an issue here! But if you’re with a group, then you have to make sure that it’s the right group. Human interaction is important, and if the interaction is nothing but toxic, then that doesn’t help anyone here. 

Don’t Forget Snacks 
Everyone likes food. We need it, and our brains crave it – especially when we’re bored or annoyed at something. The last thing you want it to be miles away from any kind of store without anything to nibble on. Make sure you’re all stocked up with stuff for when you get peckish.

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Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

Thank you so much for coming back (or visiting... hey newbies!) and reading this post; these tips will really help you make the most out of your road trip, including those dreaded, lengthy car journeys.

Have you ever been on a road trip? If so, how did you stay entertained?

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  1. Snacks are so important! I find talking with friends helps!

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  2. Road trips are our favorite. I have done a lot of fun. Last summer we visited Seattle and did a road trip to Yellow stone National park, Glacier National park and back. It was a great family trip and now we are tempted to do more. :-) And yes when we are not doing a family trip it is so important to choose the right people. I absolutely agree about keeping loads of food and water. Lovely post Marina.

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  3. road trips are my favourite! lovely post :) x

  4. Great tips! I am big on planning and of course snacks haha!

    Di from Max The Unicorn


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