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Five Helpful Ways On Planning The Perfect Road Trip

May 03, 2017 10:49 AM EDT

There's just something different about going on a road trip. It gives you that feeling of freedom where you just hit the open road and drive anywhere you want to go. However, it's not any easy task planning one because there are important things to prepare first. Listed here are some ways on how to plan for the perfect road trip.

Plan Your Routes. You might be the type of traveler who just wants to drive and go with the flow, but planning your routes is really important. Your routes will determine your gas money, food supply, clothing needs and much more. There are a few apps on the internet that would help plan your routes and calculate your costs such as Roadtrippers and OnTheWay.

Get Your Car Checked. You're confident that your car can withstand long drives and different terrain, but it's recommended that you have a licensed mechanic check your car first. According to Travel Noire, it would be better to solve problems before you hit the road so you can avoid delays during your trips.

Get Hard Copies of Maps and Brochures. Maps and brochures aren't really a thing these days because of smartphones, GPS and other hi-tech devices. However, it's best to have a backup just in case of emergencies. You don't want to get lost in the middle of nowhere if ever your gadgets stop working.

Bring Some Cash. It's a lot safe bringing credit or debit cards during your road trip but take note that some places still only accept cash. Life Hacker suggests that you bring a decent amount of cash with you and keep it in a very safe place. It also helps if you budget your costs either manually or electronically.

Stay Entertained. The great thing about road trips is you get to see beautiful attractions along the way. However, most of the time it's just vast open spaces of desert or farms so bring something to keep you up and entertained. You don't want to fall asleep while you're driving.

Make sure you take note of these tips so you can have the best road trip experience ever. You can also just try to incorporate some of these tips in your own travel style.

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