planning a safe road trip

10 Things To Make Your Road Trip Magnificent

So you’ve managed to get a few days/weeks away from work, and you’re looking to make the time off count. The way in which you’re going to enjoy the time away from the grind is through an exciting road trip! Good idea! Hopping into a vehicle either on your own or with people you adore and exploring what the wider world has to offer is a magnificent way to create awesome memories.

As you begin to close in on the trip, you’ll start to realize that, whilst it’s going to be an amazing time, there will be a lot to prepare and work on before you can get going – it’s not just a case of hopping in and setting sail. As a responsible human, you’ll have to check pretty much every aspect of the adventure before leaving if you want it to be successful with maximum enjoyment. Everyone has different ways of doing things, but let’s go through some points that pretty much everyone should be thinking about.    

A Killer Plan

Like most things that take considerable thought, it’s probably best to plan out everything. As we mentioned before, you’re not just going to get into the vehicle, put the seat belt on, and drive. Perhaps there’s an end goal you want to reach – the journey will be a lot of fun and will take up the majority of the time (you’d imagine), but maybe the whole point of the trip is to hit a lovely vacation spot, so figuring out the destination and the route is probably going to be important! In all seriousness, having a plan will give you all a clearer view of how to do things, allowing peace of mind in the process.   

Standout Attractions

If it’s going to be a big, long trip, you’re going to be coming across a lot of different towns and cities on your travels. As part of the planning, perhaps you should have a little think about some of the landmarks and other attractions that you’re going to be passing by. Instead of just sticking to the boring old road, maybe you could visit some amazing things along the way.

Excellent Eateries

You’re going to want to eat during the trip, right? Sure, you’ll probably have some stuff with you that you got from supermarkets and other stores, but during your vacation time, it’s nice to eat out at a lovely restaurant. You’ll be driving for a long while, and it can get super tedious at times, so why not reward yourselves with amazingly cooked meals. If you bring your smartphone with you (which no doubt you will), then you’ll be able to look up restaurants in the area you’re in.  

A Cool Car

A road trip means the vehicle you will be driving will need to be able to handle such a grueling task. If you own a fairly old and beat up motor, then the chances are that it won’t be able to do such a trek – it might, but are you sure you want to take that chance? If you’ve not got the funds to replace, then you can always rent something that will be able to do the journey. If you’re a real car fanatic, then this is your chance to hit the wider world in a car you’ve always wanted to drive.  If you don’t have a cool car of your own, you can always have one brought to you from Limo Find. Just imagine riding around the town with your friends and your own personal driver!

The Best Prep

Sticking with the car and its ability to get you through the whole journey – you’ll want it to be performing in tip-top condition throughout. This means heading to a mechanic and letting them check to see if there are any problems. It also means keeping the car clean inside and out as you want it to be fresh and ready to go for the journey. As it’s a long ride, reinforcing the vehicle might be a smart move – there are a bunch of things that a mechanic can do, but you apply a nano ceramic coating to it to protect the exterior. The goal is obviously to make sure that the car comes out of this whole ordeal with little-to-no issues.   

Snacks For The Journey

We talked about getting yourself some top quality grub during the breaks, but a responsible and sensible thing to do would be to prepare meals and little snacks before you leave. There will be times when you don’t have a restaurant or a store nearby and you’ll be needing some energy.

Car Games/Songs

There will be times during the trip where everyone gets a little bored. The lull will eventually come – it’s completely normal as we aren’t robots who can continually stay switched on for hours and hours. To kill a bit of time and to raise the morale a little, you can also play a few silly games. It doesn’t have to be anything engaging, but something to get smiles and giggles would be ideal. Music always makes people a little more chipper – perhaps throw on some tunes that everyone likes.  

Luxury Stops

You’re going to need somewhere to sleep, aren’t you? You could sleep in the vehicle if you really want, but it’s best to have a little look online at hotels, motels and other comfortable places for you to rest at. As we’ve mentioned before, you’re going to be on the road needing to concentrate a lot, so you’ll want to be in good condition to get yourself to the destination(s).


You don’t want to be sat in discomfort for hours on end. During the trip, it wise to put comfy clothes on – it doesn’t matter if you think you look a little silly! What would you rather do, look impressive and feel awful or look unimpressive and be blissful? Also, think about putting some cushions, pillows or something similar in with you – anything to take away the potential pain of being sat in one place for ages.  

The Best Company

Finally, you’ll want to be around people that you adore being around – pretty obvious again, right? The last thing you want is to be grouped in with people that are going to get under your skin after a few days with them. Pick someone you’ll be constantly happy around and stick with them!

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Becky is Content Creator in metro-Detroit. She is also an interior designer, a former adjunct professor, a gluten free foodie, and world traveler. Week99er is a lifestyle site featuring real life reviews of the latest in entertainment, technology, travel destinations and even set visits. Her Youtube channel gives in depth reviews and travel videos. Contact her at [email protected]

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