Most of our holidays and getaways have been cancelled this year. The pandemic has wrought havoc with the travel industry and has seriously inhibited our ability to skip from one country to another.
Even if you found that this year’s pre booked flights or accommodation weren’t cancelled, you may have found that your local government advised against travelling, preventing you from heading away comfortably and easily anyway. But just because you might not be able to jet off overseas quite so easily, doesn’t mean that travel is completely off the cards. You just need to think outside of the box a little! The best way to travel right now? A road trip! Sure, this type of break may be a little different from your usual getaways. But it is a great way to safely escape the dull routine of day to day isolation and experience the great outdoors instead.
Planning a roadtrip can be a little tricky. But once you get the basics pinned down, you should be good to go. Here are a few pieces of information and advice that could help you to get on your way…
Why a Road Trip?
A road trip allows you to get away without having to stray too far from your local area and without you having to come into close contact with many people at all. When you go on a road trip, it’s just you, the person you’re travelling with and your camper. You can have a great time, see some stunning locations and scenery, really enjoy yourself and let your hair down, but not have to come into contact with hotel staff, public transport, others in shared accommodation or anyone else!
Getting the Basics Under Wraps
To head away on a road trip, you need a camper and camper insurance. You can find out more, here. Most campers have everything you need to get by during your road trip. They feature a bed, bathroom, kitchen and even a living space sometimes. Many have built in fridges and electrics. For a next step up, you may want to consider a motorhome.
Choosing a Route
Once you’ve got your van together, it’s time to consider where you want to go. Choosing a route will give your trip direction and you can plan what you want to see in different places. Create checkpoints along the way to switch driving responsibilities so nobody is overly tired. Also note places you want to stop off and see. This will ensure you don’t miss anything out on your trip!
You don’t need much besides what you’d usually use on a day to day basis for a road trip. If you plan to go to supervised areas of the sea, you may need swimsuits and towels. Besides this, a first aid kit is useful. Otherwise, you don’t need much else out of the ordinary!
Road trips really are skyrocketing in popularity this year and it’s not hard to see why. Hopefully, some of the above advice will help to get you on your way!