Travelling by road has to be one of the most unique travelling experience for any adventure seeker and we compiled 5 things you HAVE TO do while on the open road to anywhere.
1 Create A Sing-A-Long Playlist
A great car ride, whether on your own or with a group of friends or family is one that features a full karaoke concert- on or off key. Before you leave home, create a fun playlist of all your favourite jams, making sure to have a nice mix of old school, love jams, pop and Michael Jackson. Don’t ever leave Michael out!
2 Stop In A Small Town/Village And Support The Local Market
Between home and your holiday destination, you are sure to pass small towns and villages littered along the national road. Schedule in some good deeds by stopping by the local markets to purchase something you will love and remember the trip by. It’s a win/win, they get new customers and you get to treat yourself. Be sure not to fall into tourist traps however because some towns are tourism based and hike up prices solely for foreign visitors.
3 Take Note Of All The New Things You’ve Seen And Experienced
Most trips are loaded with new experiences that are unique to the locations. For example, you can only find white rhinos in certain parts of Africa. Now if you witnessed a heard of them on a safari trip and didn’t write about the experience, it would be such a shame to go back home and try keep it all in your memories. Pictures are great yes, but they do not capture your emotions, mood of the day and thoughts that you had on the day.
4 Plan activities that everyone will enjoy
Whether you are travelling with your partner, the kids, your grandparents or your weird friend, plan an activity together when you reach your destination that will appease everyone. Family theme parks or the arcades are great for yourself and the kids, hitting the casino for adult time with your grandparents would put the spring back in their step, and yeah maybe go visit the silent body art theatre with your weird friend, you just might like it!
5 Go where the locals go
A great travelling trip? If you want to find the best food, club, salon, park or anything really, find out where the locals go, not what any trip advisor agency tells you o visit because most times than not, the advice is paid-for advertising by the ‘recommended’ best places. But be sure to respect local customs and norms and not bring any preconceived attitudes from your own home town. Basically when in Rome..