As a family, we always go on annual vacations. It is our bonding time with our children when they are on school break. It can be a quick getaway to a nearby beach or a 2-hour plane ride to a distant island.
I have always liked long drives over plane rides. It gives me more time to enjoy the sceneries and go on several foodtrips. It is also more adventurous to go on road trips -- you will never know what happy surprises await while you are on the road; Detours may mean new discoveries on food, culture and local products; and I don’t have to deal with the two hours waiting time on airports and another 45-90 minutes of flying time. Then another 30 minutes to get out of the place. Road trips are awesome!
ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS: THE 3 Ps OF ROAD TRIPPING!
1. PRACTICAL PACKING. Always pack light, with minimal clothes and ample gadgets. Do include gadgets like camera and tripod to capture memories of your road trip. If you have babies on board, do not forget to include and install car seats. This is very essential for the safety of your little ones. Learn more about this safety feature on https://www.cars.com/news/car-seat-check/
Remember if you pack light and only carry the essentials, you will save on gas and have lots of room to bring souvenirs from the road trip.
2. PLAN YOUR ROUTE. It pays to plan ahead which road or highway to take. You can either choose the shortest route or you may go the long drive with plenty of side trips to explore. Up to you, but you need a solid plan – so you can prepare for gas, stop-overs and food breaks.
3. PREPARE YOUR RIDE. Before you roll the windows down, play your favorite driving music and start your adventure – make all the necessary preventive maintenance needed by your vehicle. This is very important to be assured of you and your passengers’ safety during the trip. It will be a lot of stress if your vehicle suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere and you have no idea why its busted.