Everybody loves a good road trip. They are a great alternative to flying, a nice way to spend quality time with loved ones and a lovely way to see the most beautiful parts of a country. Here are some things you never want to do if you want to avoid a bad road trip experience.
Don't pick a difficult travel companion
According to a survey conducted by TomTom, 75% of Americans admitted that they argue in the car. Choose your road trip buddies well and make your experience more memorable and less frustrating.
Don't miss out on breaks
Make sure that you take it easy and take as many breaks as you need to. Road trips are meant to be fun and you and your passengers will need to get out and stretch every now and then. Pit stops every few hours are recommended and nights in hotels are recommended for very long journeys.
Don't drive a bad car
Regardless of wherever you're heading to, safety features like airbags, traction control, vehicle stability, and the tire pressure monitor system should be considered for a road trip. If you're car isn't up to standards why not rent a car? It's better than being stranded by the roadside!
Don't leave the wrong person in charge of the playlist
Music is a very important aspect of a road trip and according to some studies listening to music can positively impact mood while driving. It's best to pass on the responsibility of making the playlists, mixtapes and CD choices to someone that has a similar music taste to you.
Don't drive tired
It's important that the driver has had as much sleep to avoid potential accidents. If you're driving long distances it's recommended to pull over and take a 20-30 minute nap.