Road trips are fun, especially here in New Zealand where there are a wealth of scenic routes. Moreover, such occasions give you a chance to get closer to your family and friends. But as the trip progresses, you may feel uneasy and uncomfortable. Do not regret that you go on such trip, as there are some ways you can deal with it.
If you want to curb such inconveniences, you must be prepared. The day before, make sure that the necessaries are in order. Here are some tips that can help you make your road trip indeed fun.
Keep the car comfy
Whether you are using your car or a weekend car rental in Auckland, it is important to make sure that it is comfortable. Check the seat; if it’s not ergonomically sound, you can bring your cushion or support. Make sure that the air conditioning is working properly. Don’t forget to check the brakes, gas, and air for safety.
Choose the right food
You will surely be tempted to get junk food! There is no problem with it, but you may want to make your own. Ideal dishes include sandwiches, fried chicken, salads (just keep it cool), and fruits. You may also want to take with you some trails mix, energy bars, beef jerky, or cheese for your source of protein.
Plan your stops
Spontaneous long trips can be tiring, so you have to plan your stops. This is something you should consider heavily if you are travelling with kids and elderly. Beforehand, figure out if the stops have the necessary facilities, such as comfort rooms, changing areas, or breastfeeding rooms. There should also be a petrol or filling station and a convenience store.
Another important thing to have? Have fun! Blast your favourite travel songs and sing along with your family and friends.