Do long road journeys take toll on your physical or mental strength? Are you bored sitting in a car or bus for hours, having practically nothing to do? You are actually missing some great ideas to make road trips entertaining, enjoyable or at least comforting. Here are different things people do to avoid the ill-effects of miles of road travelling.
It begins with some good preparations. First, choose comfortable clothing that would keep your body relaxed. Same goes for the choice of shoes or sandals. Avoid wearing uncomfortable and tight undergarments as well as the accessories like belts. Personal hygiene is extremely important and you should make arrangements to limit sweating and avoid smelling bad.
Comfort comes first on a road trip
Be Stress Free Before Hitting The Road
Don’t overlook the importance of a good sleep before road trips. No matter how comfortable the seats of your car might be, they can’t match your cozy beddings. At the same time, be free from all pending assignments and fulfill every commitment before leaving. A stress-free mind is extremely important especially if you are behind the steering wheel.
Stops at Regular Intervals
When preparing for a long road trip, carry toiletries as you will definitely need them. Another important part of the preparations is to know about the weather conditions in advance. Don’t forget to find out the best routes (short cuts are not always the best ones). It is advised to make reservations for accommodations in advance as all you will like to do after travelling for hours is rest. Check fuel and levels of various car oils.
Make regular stops during the long journey. Prefer to stop at roadside restaurants where you can find a bathroom to use. Do get down during these halts if traveling by bus. Stretch your body, especially the legs and back to relieve the built-up body strains. Watch the type of food you eat before the trip. Traveling with bad digestion can be extremely problematic. Don’t miss on packing the important medications, especially for headaches, vomiting and poor digestion and for illnesses you might be suffering from. You might not find a chemist on the way for miles. Also, carry healthy snacking options, fruits and juices along with adequate amount of water.
Kill Boredom on the Road
To kill the boredom, there are many things you can do. For example, carry your gaming console or laptop on the trip. Music is indeed the best option to make road trips enjoyable, though a lot would depend on the kind of music you select. It’s better to mix different genres as the mood may vary during different sections and hours of the journey. Don’t forget to charge your phones, gaming and music consoles and also to carry the chargers.
Long rides are the most enjoyable moments in travelling with family/ friends. To enjoy the most in journey you can hire a cab, so that you’ll have everyone in your group to enjoy and can avoid the hassle of driving. When travelling with family or friends, it is indeed a great opportunity to spend wonderful moments that you fail to do in routine. How about playing some amazing games? It would make the long trips easy to survive. Guess what! You can seek these hours as blessings in disguise to pursue your hobby. Carry a paper and pen to write poems or short stories. Or, pack a sketch book to draw pictures taking inspirations on the way. A still or video camera is indeed a worthy item to carry if you love photography. Books and magazines will let you pass long hours especially if you are an avid reader.
When traveling in group, respect the needs of others. Stop the car whenever someone needs a break for any reason. Great conversations on different topics will enhance the knowledge mutually. Each of these tips will contribute towards a memorable road trip and prepare you for many more in the future.