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Best Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Road Trip

Here are some simple tips to ensure your road journeys are enjoyable and fun-filled.

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Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 9:00 [IST]
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Road trips are a great way to explore the lesser known places that the tourists may miss. Taking a road trip also helps you know the place better and gives you an opportunity to enjoy the sights on the way to your destination, unlike the air and rail journeys where sightseeing is limited and you have no choice of taking your own route.

Keeping a few points in mind before you plan a road trip, you can ensure that the road trip is going to be a great experience to be cherished forever. Here are some easy tips and tricks to enhance your travelling experience.

Be flexible with time
You may not be able to explore all the places on the way if you stick to a strict time schedule. Allow some time to check out the places on the way and for some photography.

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Choose a suitable car
Not all cars are suitable for all road trips. Depending on the destination you choose and the roads that take you there, decide whether a high clearance vehicle or a convertible would be apt for the trip. Don't forget to check the mileage of the car, as road trips demand a car with good mileage.

Road less explored
Though you may start your journey with the aid of online and offline maps and GPS, don't hesitate to explore the routes that are not listed on maps. Often, it is these routes that may be more exciting than the destination itself.

Snacks to be packed
Not all routes will have eat-outs and restaurants. Hence, have a good stock of healthy snacks so that you don't have to travel hungry, just in case you don't find a good place to eat.

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Local SIM
If you're on a long vacation and are planning to stay at the destination for some days, it is better to take a local SIM card to avoid the high roaming charges.

Know the gas stations
Note down the nearest gas stations on the route before you start the journey. Gas stations will have decent toilets and drinking water. Some of them also have coffee shops near them.

Travel safe
Though you've set out to explore new places on the way, ensure you're safe. It is better not to venture out to secluded areas during nights.

Adding to these, good music and some cool soft drinks add up to the fun element of road trips. So, where are you travelling this season?

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