If you are planning on visiting the USA this year you may wish to consider planning a road trip adventure. Going on a roadtrip is extremely popular in the USA and there are many tried and trusted routes to follow. If you’re a really adventurous type you can travel anyway the wind blows!
A roadtrip is the best way of seeing what the USA has to offer. You can travel at your own pace and head off the beaten track whenever you wish. There is so much flexibility regarding accommodation, you could find yourself stopping at Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel one night and trek into the hills and sleep under the stars the next!
It can be a little overwhelming when you first look at planning a roadtrip, there are so many route options. This article aims to give pointers to help you on your way.
Decide on your route
The USA is vast and it would be impossible to plan everything you wish to see into one trip. A better option would be to concentrate on a small area so that you can really immerse yourself in the area. Taking a road trip is not a new pastime and many people have travelled the routes before. You can take advantage of this fact be reading blogs, websites and forums where people discuss the route they travel, where they stay and sites visited. You will also get to know travel distances and how much is “doable” in one day. You could also view your route on google maps.
Sort out transport
If you are travelling to the USA from another country you will need to plan to collect your vehicle hire at the airport. Make sure your vehicle is large enough for your party size or you could consider hiring a campervan. You’re likely to be in the vehicle for long periods of time, so comfort is key. Consider a car with plenty of storage too.
Search for a car hire at the best possible value, but check for reviews first. Ensure you have all the necessary documentation and insurances required.
Book flights as early as possible in order to get the best possible price. You may wish to travel and return from the same airport, or perhaps you want to fly home from a different airport, depending on whether you have planned a circular route or not.
Although travelling on a roadtrip is supposed to be flexible you still need to consider booking your accommodation well in advance. Some routes are extremely popular and accommodation books up well in advance. Look carefully at the attractions you want to visit, you may wish to stay in some areas longer than one night depending on how much there is to see and do.
Write a list – lots of them!
Going on a road trip requires meticulous packing of essential items. You won’t have enough space in your luggage to take everything you need, so you will need to pack items and clothing which are multi-functional. Essential items that you mustn’t forget include, passports, driving licenses, medication, insurance documents, clothing and your itinerary. Make lists of telephone numbers relating to your accommodation.
Have a fabulous trip!