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Top Tips for Planning a Road Trip

Everyone loves a good road trip. It gives you a chance to reflect on the world, see some beautiful sites and relax whilst out on the open road. However, it’s not as simple as just throwing your bags in the back and shooting off into the unknown. Planning a road trip properly is key to having a good time and seeing everything you want to see.

Rent a Car

Selecting a reliable car hire company that meets your needs is job one. You’ll need a car that you can rely on to get you from A to B. If you’re planning a long trip, make sure you select a sensible car that won’t let you down and has decent fuel economy.

Sure, it’s exciting to hire a fast car, but that’s no good if you have to spend thousands on petrol. Speak to us about your needs, our team will be able to find a car best suited to your needs.


Set your Sat-Nav for your destination. While you don’t want too much structure along the way, you need to ensure that you pass enough fuel stations to be able to keep your tank full. If your road trip takes you away from civilisation, you don’t want to find yourself stranded.


You’ll have selected a destination based on the things that you want to see, so make sure you see them! Some tourist destinations are booked up months in advance, so plan the big stop-offs on your trip before you even leave the house.

Places to Sleep

 If your road trip is planned for longer than a few days, you’ll need to plan where you’re going to sleep. Camping offers great flexibility, but your route may not always be safe or sensible for sleeping in the great outdoors. If you want to take your road trip a little more up-market, you’ll need to plan your route based on the hotels that you want to stay in.


It’s a great idea to plan rest stops along the way to fill up on food, but you’ll also want to pack some snacks. Road trip snacks are a necessity – take a cool box and add water, sandwiches, crisps and even sweets, just to keep you going along the way. It’s a good idea to restock your cool box when you fill up your petrol, too.

Selecting a Playlist

Your road trip plan wouldn’t be complete without a playlist to set the mood. If you’re travelling with a friend, make sure you have tunes on there that you both love and that reflect the place that you’re heading to. 

Music is great, but it can get a bit much when you’re tired or travelling for a long time, so be sure to download some interesting podcasts too. Listening to podcasts can relax you and start up some great conversations.

 Planning your road trip is really important. Although you may have that urge to be spontaneous, finding the right car rental, getting your stops in, and packing the right food will ensure you have the best time.

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