3 Essential Road Trip Tips to Give You a Smooth Ride

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Road trips: the foundation of the American dream. The ability to hop in a car or bus and take it to the end of the line. The open road, the sights, the sounds, the culture; everything you see in the movies (minus the occasional traffic).

So if you’re planning a road trip, whether cross country or just a few miles, you should be prepared. Here are a few road trip tips to help you plan your ride.

Make Room

If you’re traveling alone, then you can certainly pack your car to the brim with everything you could possibly need during your trip. If you’re traveling with friends or family, then you’re going to want to make some room in the vehicle. If you own a minivan with third-row seating then you probably don’t need to worry too much, but for the non-soccer moms out there, it can be a tough endeavor. If space is a worry, you can always rent a charter bus. They can be the perfect way to get around from place to place without having to worry about fitting your three kids, spouse, mother, dog, and all of their stuff in your coupe. There are plenty of charter buses for rent, and you can definitely find one online.

Don’t Overplan

Yes, planning is good. Planning gets you where you need to be, but it also defeats the purpose of the road trip. Even if you’re driving to your Aunt’s house for the holiday, you shouldn’t take the joy out of the road trip. You’ll just make yourself miserable. So don’t be afraid to be spontaneous and make a detour to see the world’s largest Rat Trap, it might be the only time you’ll ever get to.

Plan for Stops

If you’re one of those people that only stops to pee after every seven hours of drive time, your passengers are not going to be happy. Even if nobody has to pee, it’s good to stop every now and again. Get out and stretch your legs, take in the sights, and if you have to, go to the bathroom.

If you like the idea of charter buses for rent, but think it’ll be bad for the environment, motorcoaches actually emit the least amount of carbon dioxide for every passenger mile, compared to other methods of transportation. So no worries. Just remember to enjoy your trip and the company that you’re taking it with.

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