Getting out onto the open road with friends and family is a great way to spend the weekend. Even when you have only the foggiest of notions about where you are going and where you might end up, the thrill of an impromptu road trip can lead to some serious adventure. However, even the most spur of the moment decision, such as heading to Vegas or Disneyworld on a whim, should have a little thought behind it. Three simple steps can help ensure that you will have a great tip and no nasty surprises.
Step One: Fill the Tank and Check the Oil
Only a fool would get into a vehicle that has mechanical problems and expect to have a good road trip. You do not want to break down in the middle of the desert. Assuming that the vehicle you are taking is in good working order, you will still want to check the fluid levels in the vehicle before you take off. Gas is always important when you are getting onto the highway!
Step Two: Have a Way of Communicating and Let People Know
Even if you are up in the middle of the night when you decide to head out on your road trip, send friends and family an email to let them know what you are doing and where you are going. Keep people updated with your location each day, just in case they need to get in touch with you, or in case something happens to you. In addition, you need to have a way of communicating with the rest of the world. Most people have cell phones today, and they can be a lifesaver.
Step Three: Save Money and Bring Your Own Food
One of the ways that you can save some money on a road trip is to bring some food with you. Picnic baskets and picnic coolers are a great way to take food on the trip so you don’t have to waste time and money at a restaurant. You could eat in the vehicle, or you could pull over to a nice spot and have an honest to goodness picnic!
The three steps included here will still let you enjoy the fun and excitement of an impromptu road trip, but they also ensure that you stay safe and save some money. Consider these the next time wanderlust strikes you and you want to get out on the highways to go gallivanting.
Category: Picnic Planning