Sometimes a good dose of humor is exactly what you need on a road trip. Long stretches of open road can be incredibly boring, and drowsy driving frequently leads to accidents. We all know that falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous, but simply being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely as well. With that in mind, many engineers have devised road signs that not only keep us safe but do so with a comedic flair.
The Zebra has created an infographic of helpful travel hacks, tips and tricks for staying comfortable and relaxed on a long trip. Be it a cross-country road trip (Griswold-style vacation, anyone?) or an international flight, traveling for extended periods can cause back aches, stiff necks and a seemingly-endless headache.
When we’re heading off to a long trip with our kids, snacks are an essential item! Unfortunately, convenient snacks for kids are often pretty unhealthy, not to mention expensive. Keeping our small kids occupied in the back seat can be challenging at the best of times, without constant cries of “I’m hungry!” resonating around the car (which can drive anyone crazy).
Traveling around Australia is a great way to pack in all of the great sights and landmarks this country has to offer, as many of them are spread out between major cities. However, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. Take these tips into account as you plan your trip!
So, it is time to head out on vacation. You have double-checked to ensure you have packed everything and made sure the GPS has your route planned out. However, have you forgotten to come up with some activities and games to keep the kids busy? Here are some great ideas the whole family will enjoy.
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Contributed by Blake Slade
As a young man in my 20’s, I decided that I wanted to drive to a warmer climate. I headed south for Florida. I was impulsive and left by simply driving my car with only a road map for guidance. Eight hours later I discovered my mistake. I came out of the diner where I had stopped in for an afternoon meal to find that my engine would not start. I turned the ignition key and got only a bump noise. The starter had failed. Luckily I had tools in the trunk and I was young. I performed road service myself in the diner’s lot. I jacked the car up and removed the starter. I then hitched a ride to an auto parts store, traded my old starter in for a rebuilt one and hitched back to my ride. I then installed the starter and was on my way again.
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Guest post contributed by Christine Rudolph
Can’t wait for the vacations to start? Road trip plans intact? Well then, this calls for a lot of preparations. From getting your vehicle checked by the mechanic to packing up all the essential items, you need to make a huge list and tackle all the tasks one step at a time.
Since you plan to make the road trip during the winter season, the one thing you will need to pay most attention to is what clothes you take along with you. If you are not equipped with the right gear, you won’t be able to enjoy anything as your time will be spent shivering.
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If you are hungry for an adventure and your job allows it, you should really consider going on a long road trip. Regardless of the preferred mode of transportation, there are some important things you’ll need to take care of before you go. There are plenty of experiences shared online by other world travelers and all of them have something in common – proper preparation. Continue reading and you’ll find out what needs to be done if you want to get well prepared for a long road trip.
When it comes to planning a vacation, most people will immediately start considering flights to destinations with sun, sea, and sand. But there are so many more travel choices available that are often overlooked. A long-distance road trip features on most people’s bucket list, so why don’t more people take the leap and actually go on one? A major issue is the unfamiliarity of this type of vacation. Most people will have been on a package holiday where someone else takes control of the planning for you. You let a travel agent know where you want to go and they sort everything out on your behalf. A road trip means taking on a bit more responsibility yourself. But it’s so worth all of the time and effort involved. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you on your way to undertaking the adventure of a lifetime!
Guest post contributed by Yvonne Lorentz
Summer going to full swing presents plenty of opportunities to get wild and have fun. Apart from going to the beach, going on a road trip is one of the many exciting activities that get major upvotes during the season. After all, the warmth and a relatively stable weather do go well with what could possibly be the adventure of a lifetime.
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