Hello my fellow travel fiends! Travelling is a great thing but sometimes we do need look after ourselves when travelling. So if you’re taking a road trip, visiting friends or planning your cross country trip this is the post for you. Today’s post has tip and tricks how to take care of yourself during a road trip.
How to Take Care of Yourself During a Road Trip
Look At Your Insurance
If you’re using your car, look closely at your insurance to ensure you’re covered for roadside pickup. Some of the better insurance policies, like Jaguar assist can also help you manage your onward travel or repairs if they aren’t sorted out within the hours immediately after you break down. Checking your insurance is essential for ensuring you’re provided for in case of an emergency. The same applies to third-party insurance for rentals.
Keep A Back-Up Budget
Your travel plans might be focused on the money you save when traveling by car (except for petrol), but having an emergency travel budget will stop a breakdown from derailing your travel plans. Consider saving money by booking specific excursions in advance, which is always cheaper than buying them on the day. Put aside some money for unplanned train journeys or new rentals so you can adapt to any obstacles on your route.
Find A Decent Place To Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential when you’re on the road. Ensure you book decent accommodation in the cities you visit to get some shut-eye between driving. If you get into a motel quite late at night, ensure you have a later check out so you have time for a lie-in, and if you have to leave early, make sure you go to bed a bit earlier. It might sound overly cautious, but a well-rested driver is the key to a safe and enjoyable drive.
We’re only as functional as what we put in our bodies. And when we’re on the road, it’s far too easy to snack on chocolate or crisps. Make sure you take the time to eat healthy snacks or stop off on your journey to eat a healthy meal. The more healthy you are, the more functional you’ll be, and the easier it will be to drive and enjoy your road trip.
Research Local Amenities
Researching the local area can help you in a multitude of ways. It can help you find decent parking if you explore a particular city, the nearest petrol station, or even the closest supermarket. If you have a health concern, jotting down some local doctors could help you get an appointment quickly. When you’re planning the activities you’ll do on your trip, take the time to research the local amenities, too.
Road trips can be unique journeys with a little extra planning. Carefully plan your accommodation in advance to ensure you get a decent night’s sleep, and research the local area for petrol stations, car parks, supermarkets and even the local doctor. Review your insurance before you hit the road, and bring healthy snacks to take care of yourself on the journey. Enjoy your road trip with these simple self-care items.