Aren’t holidays and little breakaways the best? Especially when you get to share it with loved ones. Nothing but the wide, open road ahead of you, the radio playing your favorite tunes, perhaps you even put together a road trip soundtrack. But, a long road trip can soon become dreary or turn sour, if not planned out properly.

We have compiled a short list of some of our expert tips that you should take into account before heading out on the road. These should help you make the most of every moment and enjoy your time on (and off) the road to the fullest.

#1 Choose the Best Rental

Remember that your itinerary will greatly influence the type of vehicle that you will need for your trip. If you are thinking about doing some off-road driving while on holiday, you are probably better off renting a 4×4 vehicle than renting something that is a bit light-weight. You also need to take into consideration how many travelers there will be, as each person needs enough space for the duration of the trip. You won’t rent a Volkswagen Beetle if you are going to be 6 people driving a very long distance, right?

#2 Pack Snacks and Beverages

Have a flask with some coffee at the ready, and some sandwiches too. If you have a cooler box that you can use to store water and cool drinks even better. Keep in mind that rest stops are few and far between if you go on an extended road trip.

#3 Download Cool Apps

Firstly, be sure to check the distance of your trip on an app like Google Maps, which can even calculate the time it would take you to reach your destination. But, there are also a ton of other cool apps available to Android and iOS users that are perfect for road trips. Roadtrippers is also a fantastic source of all kinds of information, and you will even be able to access some very handy road trip tips right there.

#4 Take Regular Breaks

Driving for long distances at a time can be very challenging. You need to be awake and alert in order to drive responsibly, and taking regular breaks is sure to keep you fresh and focused. Get out of the car and walk around it for a couple of minutes. If there are other drivers who are able to drive the rental with you, be sure to take turns driving.

#5 Stick to the Budget

It’s holiday, and everyone tends to overspend a bit during any holiday. The best way to combat the dangers or risk of overspending on a road trip is to draw up a budget beforehand. Calculate how much money you need for gas, accommodation, food, and other necessities, and set out an amount for leisure as well to ensure you are not tempted to spend more than you can afford.

We hope that you have found our list of top tips helpful and that you will be packed and on your way in no-time. Remember to drive responsibly at all times, especially if you are traveling with a big group of people. We wish you a safe and unforgettable trip that you will remember for years to come!

Top 5 Tips for a Fantastic Road Trip That Will Ensure an Unforgettable Holiday