Going on a road trip with your best friends is one of the most exciting things in the world, and an adventure you’ll never forget. It doesn’t really matter where you’re going and how long you’re staying there – as long as you’re with your BFFs, you’ll certainly have a wonderful time! Still, there are a few things you need to learn first – things that will help you maintain your car on the road properly – so here are five tips for a great an all-girls road trip.
Learn more about your car
Most of us assume that women generally don’t know enough about their cars and that they don’t know how to solve even the simplest and most common issues that occur frequently. Well, just because this is what most people think doesn’t mean you have to feel that way as well.
Start small and learn the basics first. Things like changing a tyre, fixing a broken headlight, and replacing your windshield wipers might seem like a big deal at first but are surprisingly easy to handle. Just ask someone with more experience to give you a hand, and you’ll learn these things before you know it!
Choose your companions
As mentioned before, the destination and duration of your road trip aren’t as important as the people you’re traveling with. That’s why it’s vital to make sure your companions are your best friends – sisters and cousins included – and the person you feel comfortable around. Keep in mind that you’ll be stuck with them in a car for hours and hours, so it’s important that you feel good.
Coming up with a list of people you’ll be traveling with might not always be easy, especially if you’d like to invite more people than can fit in your car. Limiting your number to four or five could take some time, so do this beforehand and define your list of co-travelers before making any other plans.
Be ready to improvise
This is probably the most important tip for any road trip – things won’t always go as planned. You may have everything figured out, and then something extraordinary might happen and ruin your time. That’s why being ready to improvise can go a long way, so think ahead and get prepared.
Whether it’s a hotel room that doesn’t work for you or faulty directions, you need to think quickly and make things right as soon as possible. The same goes for car troubles that may happen – that’s why you should always opt for the best tyres on the market, thus minimizing the risk of having to deal with a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere.
Define your destination
Even though the people you’re traveling with are the most essential thing about your road trip, the place where you’re going is still quite essential. The way to do this is quite simple, though – just talk to your friends and encourage each of them to give a suggestion or two. Then vote on them and figure out which location works for you all, and that’s where you’ll be going.
Again, you need to do this well in advance – weeks or months before you hit the road. Alternatively, you’ll be facing lots of decisions at once and having to find the right destination for a road trip a day or two before you’re supposed to go isn’t fun at all!
Pack your essential
Once you know where you’re going, who you’re going with, and when you’re supposed to start your road trip, the only thing you need to do is pack your clothes and other essential items. This may sound like a lot of work, but if you’re organized and know what you need to pack, you can do this quite easily.
Start with a bag that’s big enough for all your items – traveling by car means you have a huge boot so you don’t have to think about the size of your bag. After that, pack your favorite clothes and your comfy shoes. Finally, pack a few statement pieces that will help you feel amazing every single day, and you’re done!
Getting ready for an all-girls road trip isn’t hard at all, so talk to your best friends and start making plans for your own road trip today!