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Tips For A Great Road Trip This Summer

The summer is finally almost here and if you’re planning on taking a road trip this year, you want to make it a good one. There are so many things you can do to have a good road trip, you just need careful forward planning and making sure you’re all on the same page before you go. From car preparation tips such as car tinting to reduce glare and reduce visibility as well as reduce solar heat, to planning where you’re going to go and where you’ll stay, there’s so many things you can do. In this article we take a look at some top tips for a great road trip this summer. 

Have a budget in mind before you go 

One of the first things you need to consider prior to taking a road trip is having a budget. Road trips can be expensive but you can also cut down costs depending on what you want to spend. Think about what you’re going to spend on things such as accommodation, activities and fuel as these can quickly add up. When it comes to activities, try and book these in advance as you can get discounts on tickets and find better deals. 

Plan what accommodation you’re going to stay in 

When it comes to the accommodation you’re going to stay in, think about the type you want. You could stay in a hotel, an AirBnB or a hostel depending on what you want to spend and the facilities you’re expecting from a road trip. If you’re going with others, you need to manage expectations. Depending on how long you go away for, you could mix it up with some budget stays and some more luxurious ones. Try and book your accommodation ahead of time as it can be cheaper and you will have more choice. If you leave it last minute you might get a good deal but also chances are things will be sold out.

Think of a rough route so you don’t miss out on anything

Before going on your trip, you need to consider the route you’re going to take. Plan plenty of rest stops in so you can have a break, get food and use the bathroom when needed. This also means you can logically see places of interest, taking into account attractions and sights that you might not get to see otherwise. You could look on Google maps and also ask other people for recommendations of places to go and things to see. 

These are just a few top tips for a great road trip this summer. No matter if you’ve always been into road trips or this is your first one, there are always tips that can help you make the most out of your time. What are some top pieces of advice you have for taking a road trip? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.