Just because all of the enjoyable road trips that you see in the movies happen during the summertime doesn’t mean that you can’t gather your friends and enjoy a winter road trip! The only difference is that you require a little more planning to help makes things go smoothly.
Start With a Plan
As appealing as it may be, getting in the car and just driving until you want to stop is not a great way to undertake a road trip. Why? Because after a few hours, you will all become bored not knowing where you are going or where you will be stopping.
When you plan, sit down with the group and ask yourselves these questions:
The answers to these questions will help you to plan a solid road trip where everybody is relaxed and prepared for what’s ahead.
Don’t Leave Everything up to the Driver
It can be easy to think that the driver or the vehicle owner is responsible for everybody’s well being, but the truth of the situation is that every passenger is responsible for themselves.
With this in mind, give everybody this list to ensure they have everything packed:
If there are any other items which you can think of, be sure to add them to the list. In addition, have everybody bring a snack food item which you can all contribute to a shared car snack bin for everybody to enjoy along the way.
Personal health items include anything that you may need, from medication to an asthma inhaler, to your recent order from the Groupon Coupons page for 1800contacts. Whatever personal items you will need, be sure to include them.
Keeping Yourselves Sane
Of course, once you are on the road you are all in a car on the road. No getting out all the time and no way to have your own privacy. To help keep the mood chilled and enjoyable, consider the following car rules:
The above rules are general enough so that they don’t restrict the enjoyment of your road trip but mindful enough to keep everybody happy.
Don’t let the cold weather stop you and your friends from enjoying a road trip! Take this article on board, get everybody organized, and enjoy!