Five golden rules for planning cross-travel

A trip along the coast is not like another trip! For most travelers, it is the Holy Grail of Travel. For you it can be a long desirable holiday or an opportunity to visit the family. No matter what your reason, you will need some tips to prepare, which are very unique for a road trip. These five Golden Cross-Road Trip Planning Rules will ensure that your trip is successful!

Golden Rule # 1

Recognize that this country is Huge. Viewing the map can give you the illusion that you can cross it for a few weeks. There is no way you can do this regardless of what each site says about mapping. Day after day, going all the way to the wheel, damn, I would not want to say to my worst enemy, and you definitely do not want to suffer from it. A typical enjoyable cruise on the coast can last from one month to two months, depending on whether it's a two-way trip or not.

  • Map It – Whether your cross-country trip is a two-way trip (from home and back) or in one way (renting or another car you can drop and sail), go to a mapping website , number of hours that will take you to your goal (and vice versa, if applicable). There are tons, including Google Maps and MapQuest
  • Get Real – If you think you can drive for 8 hours a day, you have something else. For fun (I hope this is not some suicide method) travel, you will want to spend no more than four hours behind the wheel a day. This will allow you a lot of breaks and sightseeing along the road and you will need both your vacation. To make the trip even more enjoyable, plan the day off the road from time to time. Plan this day to be on a destination where there will be plenty to see and do to keep you entertained for a full day.
  • Think about your destination – Wherever you go, it's probably somewhere, or you will not cross the country, do you? Plan for at least a few days there to really enjoy it before you go home, whether you're going home or going back

Golden Rule # 2

Spend some time planning the sights you'll see along the way, as well as your time in the destination. If you hide it, it can lead to some very boring breaks on your route. The greatest things are simply not visible from the highway. Great resources for stop planning / sightseeing are:

  • Traveling forums – especially those that refer to specific areas / countries and cities
  • Websites that specialize in a country or region
  • The Golden Rule # 3

    A common question I get is whether to book all hotels / campsites / other rooms and plan every day or simply "wings" it and hope for the best, the answer: you can do both, but there are rules specific to everyone. Planner is easy – plan! Forward booking will usually guarantee cheaper accommodation and ensure that at the end of each day you have a place to put your head (hiding may be more dangerous, but there are tricks to make it less) [19659014] If you want to "ward" it, you will still have to plan. At the very least, book your home in the areas you will visit on the road, which are popular destinations. Try to book your last minute hotel near Yellowstone Park in the summer is crazy. That will not happen. Think about the time of the year too – New York City in December is madness.

    Otherwise, people on the wing can use GPS and really fly to the seat of their pants, or they can protect themselves from problems by doing the following:

    Before You Go Research areas on the road and your destination, which may or may not be places where you will want to stay. Make a list of 3-5 eligible accommodation offers and record the address and phone number information. Put it somewhere safe and accessible for your trip (I use a folder)

    On the road – Make a decision every morning. Where do you want to go this day? Choose your night's destination and call your accommodations. Do not put this sideways later in the day if you want to guarantee a place for the night. What vacancies are there in the morning? It will probably break in the afternoon. Now you can follow your whims every day and still have the security of booking every night.

    Golden Rule # 4

    You'll really have to buy your car before taking a trip along the seafront – for any other trip. You are about to pass it to its limits! Here's a list of things to contact your mechanic before you get on the road:

    • Read your manual and have all the support you need to take care of now.
    • Take the oil change unless it literally changes
    • Let your mechanic check the following: hoses, spark plugs, belts, air filter and all liquids. Also, if there is any problem / strange noise or smell you noticed with your car, deal with it.
    • Tires are vital. If they are old they will not be able to cope with the heat as they roll along the road and will probably hit. Replace them now if necessary. (19659024) Do not forget to pack a road emergency kit (jumper cable, flashlight, tire attachment kit, jack, spare tire), make sure to renew or join the road network and pack extra water, blanket, flashlight with fresh batteries and some emergency snacks

      Golden Rule No. 5

      Packaging for a trip along the coastal street is for rationalization. Unlike other holidays, this is not one where you will want to pack equipment for every day. The best plan is to have 5-7 pants / skirts / jeans and 7-9 tops / shirts to co-ordinate well (as well as shoes, underwear, socks, underwear, socks)

      blue jeans). easier blending and matching Add 3-4 sweaters and jackets (more layers if the weather is colder), which are also in neutral colors. to make these costumes last for as many weeks as your trip lasts. Do not worry that your travel companions get bored of your wardrobe – most people do not care about your clothes as much as you

      comes to other things, do not forget to bring enough things that you can not easily get on (19459005) – you will not go into the desert [19659002] Conclusion

      You will not go into the desert [19659002] Conclusion

      If you obey these five golden rules for road travel plans, you will be

      Source by Tara Waechter