This weekend my Dad is having a weekend road trip with his boss and he decided to bring me along! I just hope that I’ll enjoy the time with them considering that they are “oldies” and I can’t relate to their stories… hahahha… I’m gonna bring my dog Moymoy with us if just in case I got bored… hehhehe

A weekend road trip is always a good idea if you want to unwind after the heavy days of work. To fully enjoy your trip, check out these travel tips I have for you!

1. Check your tires. If you are driving with a winter tires, exchange it with a summer or all-weather tires. Always remember that winter tires wear out quickly on dry and hot pavements.

2. Check your tire pressure, and check it as often as possible. With every passing month, the average tire loses about a pound of air pressure. So, it is very much advisable to keep track on the condition of your tire’s pressure and avoid hassles along your trip.

3. Inspect the belts and hoses of your car. If your ride is at least a couple of years old and you’re not sure these belts were last replaced, consider having them a replacement before you hit the road!

4. Inspect the wiper blades.

5. Check the battery. Excessive heat and cold put additional stress on an automobile battery, particularly when if it is old. So, to be sure that your ride will be hassle free don’t miss checking its battery!

6. Prepare for emergency kits!

7. A flashlight, flares and a first-aid kit
b. Jumper cables
c. A mat or blanket to protect your clothing in the event that you need to change a tire or reach debris that might be lodged underneath your vehicle
d. Extra clothes and gloves
e. Paper towels
f. Extra washer fluid
g. Nonperishable food
h. Jug of water
i. Basic tools (wrenches, ratchet/socket set, screwdrivers, pliers or Vise-Grips, etc.)

8. Pack smart — bring only the necessary. You don’t need to bring your whole wardrobe… or your fridge… travel lightly… DON’T FORGET THE CAMERA!

9. Avoid fatigue. Make sure that a night before your road trip, you have rest well…. Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of highway accidents. There are a few measures you can take to avoid getting tired on the road.

10. If you find yourself tired of driving, switch drivers. Do it every hour or two. You can pull over at a safe spot, switch on your hazard lights and rest for a few minutes if you find the ride exhausting.

11. Take the scenic route. Life really is about the journey, have some fun on your trip.

12. Be nice! Use your signals. Let faster drivers pass. Don’t tailgate. Be patient with trucks and vacationing families in RVs. They have a right to the road, too, and if we all can just learn to get along, the road can be an awfully fun place to spend time.

These are some of the tips you can do to attain an enjoyable road trip… Hope this one helps you in enjoying your trip with your family and friends! hmmmm …. Wait! I have missed something on my list! Watta!…. before hitting the road be sure that your ride is full-tank! Hehhe…. Ciao!