If you are thinking about your annual summer vacation, the chances are you’re busy scouring the Internet for the latest sun-soaked destination that is on-trend.
You could venture to a generic Balearic, hot foot it to a stunning Caribbean island, or take a jaunt to the balmy climes of South America. Alternatively, you might be keen to save a bit of your hard-earned cash.
You still want a holiday but you don’t want to have to pay for it on your credit card. Why not consider a road trip?
These home-based trips can be exciting, spontaneous, and help you to see areas that you never knew existed right on your doorstep. Take a look at these three simple ways that you can perfect road trip.
First of all, you need to consider what you want to do on your trip. Sure, they’ll be plenty of driving but what do you want to do in between. If you are a beach bunny and love catching some rays on the sand and paddling in the sea, a coastal drive might be perfect.
If you fancy a spot of walking and hiking, why not venture to a national park? And if you want to see the capital, a trip to London could be in the offing.
Plan out your route carefully, making sure that you have time allocated for pit stops. Yes, it’s a road trip but you shouldn’t be driving non stop all day every day. This is not a holiday.
Make time for trying new food, having a go at activities, seeing some tourist hot spots and just relaxing and taking in the views. If you’re going with pals, you can plan the trip together working out your stopovers and booking accommodation for along the way.
You could choose to take your own set of wheels or you can add a touch of novelty by broadening your automotive horizons. Check out the latest new Mercedes cars, and consider hiring one for the length of your trip.
This can add a spot of luxury to your journey and can make you feel like you are really on holiday. Perhaps you want to be driving your accommodation. Towing a caravan or hiring a VW campervan is achingly cool and can give you much more freedom to drive on and off campsites. You won’t need to rely on hotels and your road trip can be a lot cheaper.
Set yourself a budget and stick to it. Ensure that you have enough spending money in your back pocket and that you have an emergency credit card. Enjoy venturing off the beaten track and trying out free activities.
Often, the random villages and smaller attractions that you stumble across cost nothing to visit. If you are camping, you don’t have to eat out every night and can save money by having a barbecue outside your campervan.
A road trip is an exciting way of spending your annual summer holiday. Plan well and be organised, and you could have a brilliant and relaxing break.