Just imagine how cool it would be to climb to the top of a mountain way out on the other side of the country and think about all the fun experiences you had getting there from where you started, priceless. A road trip with your best friends is the best way to have all the fun of each other’s company plus the added excitement of venturing into the unknown on a road less travelled, with no one but each other to rely on. Lots of Aussie teenagers and adults alike hit the road today to experience this feeling, but most of them come across certain unfortunate incidents all because of the lack of planning. In this article we will look into four very simple yet effective things you must do before embarking on this most awaited journey with the best people you know, in order to make it a tremendous success.
Set a leaving time
If you want your trip to be a success, then make sure you do the very first thing right by setting a leaving time and sticking to it no matter what. Friends come in all shapes, sizes and more importantly, punctualities. Make sure the message is conveyed to everyone way before the big day so that they can’t come up with silly excuses at the very last minute. Go do all your shopping at the supermarket and the Melbourne tool shop long before the day and keep everyone’s schedules wide open. If you get late at the start itself, all the planning will become useless. Therefore, stick to it.
Get your ride tested
Car trouble during a road trip is inevitable. You will have to get out of the vehicle to deal with some minor issue somewhere along the way and you should definitely have the stuff to handle such a situation. But you should make sure the vehicle in good shape and will not have any serious breakdowns during the trip, which will obviously put a huge damper on everyone’s fun. Get the vehicle tested by a car care specialist at least a week before the big day so that you can do any repairs that has to be done or rent a car if yours is just too messed up. Test everything from the nuts and bolts to the condition of the car battery and the engine and invest on any replacements if you have to.
Pack some sporting equipment
You mates will definitely be looking forward to getting physical at some point during the journey and you will have to get ready to meet this expectation. Based on the interests of the bunch of people you know almost everything about, pack a few sports goods such as a football, a few skateboards or ball and a bat to find the perfect open space and play a few games.