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Have the days become quite monotonous lately? Does the thought of you, a car and the open road sound like a dream come true? Have you been aching for a weekend getaway? Then it’s probably time that you started planning a road trip! A road trip is one of the best ways for you to relax and enjoy all the sights and scenery that the country has to offer. Nothing beats the feel of travelling down an empty highway with just you, a friend or loved one, some good music and of course, the road ahead.

However, not every trip is a successful one without a fool-proof road trip planner. 9 out of 10 times, a road trip fails due to poor planning. Many factors, like the things to pack for a road trip, are overlooked during planning and this tends to lead to the plan failing. If you are in the process of planning your next road trip, read on for the ultimate road trip checklist.

Have an itinerary

Before leaving, make sure that you set up an itinerary, work out navigation, pick out rest stops and spots for night stays and choose the right travel company. If you have an itinerary with a thorough idea of possible rest spots and the area through which you are travelling, your road trip becomes less stressful and a lot more fun.

Prep Your Vehicle

If you are going by car, be sure to get it in tip-top shape for your trip. That means check the quality of the car’s condition and stock up on fuel and spare tyres. Do the same if you are planning to travel by bike. Learn how to check the features of the vehicle as well so that in case of an emergency while travelling, you know what needs to be done to solve the problem. Be sure to pack a first aid kit and a toolbox and some emergency helpline numbers in case of any major issues.

What to Pack

Since a road trip involves a lot of moving around, be sure to pack just enough clothes so that it’s easy to change. Pack all necessary toiletries such as toothbrush and toothpaste, hand soap, small shampoo and conditioner bottles, deodorant, face cream, wet wipes and tissues. If you are planning on camping out, pack all necessary camping materials like a camping tent, pots and pans, etc. Bring along any identity proof documents in case you have trouble crossing highways and borders. Anything can happen on road trips so it’s best to be prepared for the worst. Pack enough food and drinks for the trip as well. Any short eats and dry foodstuffs will be perfect.

Road Trip Activities

Road trips are long and a bit taxing. To take the boredom off, get some fun games to play during the journey. Games like ‘Heads Up’ and the like are fun for everyone. Make sure that you have a music playlist for your road trip as well. Music always turns the mood around and a good playlist will make the trip fun and lively. So, set up a playlist with good songs and let the fun begin!

This road trip planner can help you make your next trip fun and exciting. Be sure to double-check on everything before you start your trip. Make sure that you choose a good time to travel as well; a time when everyone is free and the weather conditions are perfect for a road trip. Bring plenty of water as it’s important to stay hydrated and fresh during the trip. If you are travelling with friends by car, let everyone drive in shifts so that they can get adequate rest and activity during the trip.

If you happen to be doing a road trip along ECR, do stay at Grande Bay Resort. You can rest in absolute comfort and luxury during your stay. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy at Grande Bay Resort. If you and your friends are in need of rejuvenation, you can always try out our types of spas and get back the energy that you need for your road trip. Book your reservation at Grande Bay Resort today.