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Whether you’re planning to get your kicks on Route 66 or keep it more local by staying in Europe, the art of planning for your road trip is more complex than you may initially think.
Sunglasses? Check. Snack supply? Check. Travel buddy? Check.
You may have got the checklist of essential items spot on, but there’s also a few common errors that most people make which have the potential to throw a spanner in the works when you least expect it.
Failing to pack enough clothes is as big a sin as failing to keep the vehicle smelling as fresh as possible.
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You might have a naturally conservative personality that means you regularly underestimate how much you need of anything. If you do fail to pack enough clothes, having some emergency Febreze Fabric Refresher on standby could save the day!
When it comes to how much food to order at lunch, this might not be a major problem. When it comes to packing sufficient clothing for a long haul across the United States, it might be a little trickier.
The perils of losing your bearings
No matter how much you fancy yourself as a competent navigator, the vast majority of us are not naive enough to set out on a road trip without a map.
But have you got the CORRECT map? Think about the specifics of the area you’re travelling to before you decide what is needed. A map of Europe won’t be much use to you if you travel down the wrong road in a small Estonian town. In the same sense, ensuring that your sat-nav is fully updated to include the correct map for your trip is another essential requirement.
Don’t let ambition be your downfall
Ambition is generally encouraged in life. For example, when it comes to your career it can be a positive thing to show a bit of ambition at certain times.
However, when it comes to a road trip of any kind, a little bit of ambition could potentially go a long way to throwing you seriously off course. Sticking to common road trip/tourist routes will ensure that you can’t possibly go too far wrong without being able to find assistance at some point.