Planning a Road Trip

A beginner's guide

Planning a Road Trip

A beginner's guide
So, you’ve decided to go on a road trip? Great choice! It may not come as the biggest surprise to you to learn that here at GOAT Roadtrip, we’re massive fans of getting out on the road and exploring the great outdoors. Before you head off, we’ve drawn up a few things for you to consider in order to make sure you have the best time possible.

Where to go?

First things first, where are you thinking about going? Are you outdoorsy and after hiking, climbing, canyoning and stunning mountain views? Think about going to Scotland, North Wales, the Lakes or the Peak District. Or perhaps the South-West Coast might suit you more if your prefer beaches, swimming, surfing, ice-cream, museums? Or maybe all you really care about is stunning scenery, a cold pint and awesome local food? Well look no further than the Yorkshire Dales. There’s so many places to consider and there’s no right or wrong answers, wherever you decide to go. 

 

Choose Your Friends Wisely

Probably the most important aspect to consider is who you’re going to take with you. Chances are, you’re going to be in pretty close quarters with each other for the majority of your trip – that may mean ruling out your other half and taking the dog instead, but hey, sacrifices may need to be made in order to have the perfect trip! In all seriousness though, it’s worth thinking about who you travel with; so make sure it’s someone who you can have fun with, but also make sure it’s someone who you won’t want to push out of your moving vehicle should you fall short of your eight hours kip one night!

 

Be Flexible!

Our next big tip is to remain flexible and to stay open minded. A roadtrip is never about just getting from A-to-B, the long drives and journeys can often be where your best memories are made. The chances are, you’re not just going to be driving on motorways for much of your trip – so appreciate that if nothing else! If your sat nav is saying 3 hours from one destination to the next, then allow for 4. Look in advance if there’s anything interesting you might like to see en route, stop for food, take pictures at viewpoints – the clue’s in the name: road trip – you’re not just going from one campground to the next!

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