If you plan on having the summer of your life there is nothing better than a road trip. Don’t jump into your car and head off on an adventure just yet. We’re going to look at a few genius hacks that will make your experience much more pleasurable.
- Always Use The GPS On Your Smartphone
When you’re in the middle of nowhere you don’t want to get lost, so it’s important you always have access to maps. Do you really think car manufacturers put too much thought into a built-in GPS system? It’s likely a dedicated mobile app is going to be more reliable, so you should always use your smartphone to ensure everything goes smoothly. It’s smart to keep a physical map tucked away for backup too.
- Turn Your iPad Into A Television Easily
If you’re like most people you will own lots of gadgets, so you probably have an iPad. That means you’ll be able to create a makeshift TV in your car without having a proper one installed. Hang it from your sun visor, or if you want to keep people in the back happy it can attach to a head rest. Anyone who wants to watch something will have a huge amount of movies and TV shows to choose from in seconds.
- Keep A Spork In Your Glove Compartment
How many times do you think you’ll stop for a bite to eat? If you don’t want to sit in a restaurant you’ll usually buy something quick and easy enough to eat in your car. In some cases they’ll come with a plastic spoon or fork so terrible it ruins your meal. It won’t happen if you keep a titanium spork in the glove compartment. It’s tough enough to last for years and will always be there when you need it.
- Set Up A Fridge In The Boot Of Your Car
There is a good chance you’ll need to wait a while before you can pull over for a cold drink. This is going to be a lot worse if you’re up north and it’s humid. You’ll be dying to feel ice cold liquid running down the back of your throat. It’s why you should put a fridge in your boot if there is enough room. It’s one investment you definitely won’t regret when you decide to take a road trip in summer.
- Take An Inflatable Pool Float With You
Even though it’s unlikely something will go wrong you should take an inflatable pool float with you. It’s easy to lay on the back seat and you’ll feel comfortable when you lie down. You can also use it if you feel like sleeping under the stars at night. You could discover a cool river you want to relax in too. It can be used for a number of things, plus it doesn’t take up lots of space when it’s not in use.
- Don’t Worry Too Much About A Schedule
The whole point of going on a road trip is so you can experience ultimate freedom. You can’t be free if you always have to stick to a rigid schedule. Obviously you’ll have certain things you want to see and do, but don’t worry about timetables as you’ll eventually get there. Also, it’s okay to change your mind if something else pops into your head. Worry about plans when you’re back in the real world.
- Bring An Extra Camera Battery With You
There are ways to keep your camera battery charged while you’re on the open road, but it’s worth keeping a spare with you at all times. It would be a shame if you couldn’t capture something because you ran out of juice. It’s not like you can sit around waiting until your battery charges up all the time. Depending on the size of your memory card you could bring along a spare one of those too.
You Will Have The Adventure Of A Lifetime
You don’t want anything to go wrong while you’re on the road when it can be avoided. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of things to worry about when the time comes. Just make sure it’s nothing we’ve spoken about today or you’ll end up kicking yourself.