Going on a cross country road trip is one of the best things that you can do. It gives you the chance to see the world from a different angle. Usually, when we’re seeing new parts of the world, we get there and back in one way. We fly to one country, go to one hotel, and fly back home. The most we see of it is when we’re taking off, and sometimes even then we barely get a view. So we think that this summer, everyone should think about planning a cross country road trip. It gets you out and exploring different countries, or maybe just one country if your budget is small, and it’s just so much fun. For those of you who love driving, or just travelling in general, then this is really a perfect idea for you. But it doesn’t come without its hitches, which is why we’ve created this article for you. We think that everyone should do this at least once in their lifetime, but we also think that people need to do it the right way, and that's without any problems at all! So keep on reading, and we hope that this article inspires you to plan a cross country road trip.
The Best Countries To Do It In
There are some truly amazing countries to go and do this in. One of the best we believe is Spain. During this time of year, the country is heating up so much, making it the perfect time for you to jump in a car, and go and explore it. Most of the cars that you’ll go in will have a fully functioning air conditioning unit, so you won’t have to worry about melting away. Once you’re out of the towns and the cities and onto their motorway, the driving is pretty much straightforward. But when you are driving around their cities, you’ll realise just how crazy Spanish drivers can be. So with this country, you want to pick out a route that means you’re going to see the most. Barcelona, Madrid, Salou, even Benidorm if you’re fancying a laugh. There are some many beautiful towns and cities, with so much culture to share. The food is actually incredible as well, so make sure that you’re picking out the best cities, and then finding the best food to eat in them as well. We know some people like to go with the flow, but planning for food is always a must. Italy is another fabulous country to do this through, but doing it on a bike might be a better idea. So many people in Italy choose a bike over a car, just because when you do get into their cities, it’s so much easier to ride a bike down the narrow streets than it is a car.
Settling Yourself In For The Ride
So you want to make sure that you’re as comfy as possible. The worst thing about being trapped on a road trip is where you just don’t feel comfy at all. If you’re in a hot country like Spain, you will be better off getting yourself a good hire car. You will need an IDP which will cover you for international driving, and allow you to hire one of the cars out there. Make sure that you get one that’s nice and spacious as well because of the happiness of the people travelling with you might just save the road trip. There’s nothing worse than committing to a journey with people who spend the whole time moaning. Stock the car up with plenty of drinks and snacks as well. You don’t want to have to keep stopping off every hour or so to keep topping yourself up, you might as well have it all ready in the car!
The Problems To Avoid
There are some major problems to avoid, and the biggest is being caught out whilst on the road. You need to know how to change a tyre, numbers to contact if your car breaks down, and places to stay each night. So many people go into a big road trip with no knowledge at all, and when you’re in a foreign country with a broken car, it can get really intimidating. So get yourself familiar with some simple fixes to the car, and make sure that you have a few tools with you to get the job done. Hopefully, if you’re in a new hire car this won’t happen, but you never know what life is going to throw at you!