What could be more pleasant than rolling the windows down while the sun dazzles your eyes as you drive down the road towards something never yet seen?
A road trip is always a good idea. Taking a four-wheel tour is an ideal way for those who have a passion for new destinations to celebrate the season of spring. Europe at this time is absolutely amazing – from its biggest cities to its untouched countryside. Are you ready for some adventures?
Bring your favourite people
Any trip means spending 24 hours with the same people. They can either make your journey an unforgettable and fun adventure, or turn it into a communication breakdown. Make sure you take those you trust, so that you may enjoy each other’s company, tell stories and share memorable experiences. Who knows, maybe after this trip they’ll become your irreplaceable travel buddies.
Do your research
Apart from the top cities and mainstream destinations everyone needs to visit once in their lives, there are plenty of hidden gems out there. The best views are off the beaten track. Social media is the way to do it, and Pinterest or Instagram hashtags are the easiest way to find the greatest places and secret little spots hidden from unprepared travellers.
Pack a map
The roads of European countries are great for having signs everywhere, so if you know the biggest cities, it’s impossible to go wrong or get lost. But make sure you have a GPS with you, and it’s even better to pack an old-fashioned paper map, just in case.
Don’t book in advance
Booking a hotel room is less of a problem for travellers today. However, here’s a friendly warning: traffic can be unpredictable. When it comes to a road trip, it’s quite a challenge to arrive at your hotel on time, so it’ll be less stressful if you plan ahead by not being tied down with bookings. Look for hotels once you get there.
Have a co-pilot
Let’s face it. It’s a long drive, and it’s unsafe to do it all yourself in one stretch for hours, even for an experienced driver. The lack of sleep will get to you sooner or later, so it’s very important that you take the opportunity of having a nap while someone else is at the wheel.
Taking a road trip will allow you to see some absolutely stunning scenery while exploring Europe inside out. So start planning your epic adventure now and hit the road. You and your friends will definitely share some great moments and find some exceptional places that will take your breath away.