Now that restrictions on interprovincial travel have been lifted, you can finally take that road trip you’ve had to put off for the past six months. Before you go, make sure you have all the essentials on this list from Highway Bakkie Hire.
We have addressed road trip packing in our blog before. Here are five more essential items you should not be without when you hit the road.
This may seem an obvious item, but it really is an important requirement to ensure a pleasant trip for everybody. As a driver, you may not think about food too much, but remember that the entire mood of the trip could take a turn for the worse if someone in the backseat gets ‘hangry’. Stock up the car with enough snacks for everybody. Also, don’t forget to have plenty of water available.
Long road trips can get pretty tedious without some form of stimulation. You can either keep your mood up with a playlist of your favourite tracks, or you can download some interesting podcasts from Spotify and keep your mind alert and entertained throughout the trip.
It’s always good to keep a few essential medicines on board. Headaches can crop at any time, so have some paracetamol or aspirin handy. You also never know how well the kids’ systems will handle being on the road for a long time, so have some travel sickness remedies or anti-nausea meds available too.
“Are we there yet?”
Avoid this classic road trip line by making sure that the kids bring their tablets or whatever they need to keep themselves entertained. There are plenty ideas online on how to keep kids busy during long trips.
Delays can happen at any time, especially during peak season. If it should happen that you end up in a long queue at a toll gate, you’ll all be grateful for something to keep you occupied. The passengers can always fall back on a card game, or you can fall back on faithful favourites like ‘I Spy’ or ’20 Questions’.
Don’t let a broken-down car delay your road trip further. Highway Bakkie Hire is committed to doing our part to see that you get safely from A to B, through providing quality, well-maintained vehicles.
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