Tripps Travel Network knows that taking a road trip is one of the most enjoyable travel experiences to be had. Especially in the fall, road trippers can enjoy seeing the leaves change color, cooler temperatures and if they do not have a camper or mobile home, they can even enjoy lower rates on accommodations. Here are some of Tripps Travel Network´s best road trip travel tips for the fall.
1. Allow some leeway in the plan.
While it is important to have an itinerary in order to get to one’s final destination, it is also a good idea to allow for some extra time in case travelers want to stop at a local attraction or eat at a local restaurant. In addition, there could be construction, traffic accidents and other delays that could cause trouble; so planning ahead and allowing for these delays is a traveler’s best bet.
2. Have enough music to cover the length of the trip.
When taking a long road trip, having to listen to the same songs over and over could spell disaster. Tripps Travel Network suggests subscribing to satellite radio or downloading an application and paying for the off-line streaming service like Spotify offers to make sure that there is enough enjoyable music for the duration of the trip.
3. Bring food and water.
It is always important to have enough food and water on hand in the car at all times. Often, road trippers will find themselves with a stretch of several hundred miles with minimal options for nourishment. Therefore, Tripps Travel Network suggests keeping a cooler stocked at all times.
4. Avoid leaving on a weekend.
When taking a road trip, it is best to leave on a weekend in the early morning (before rush hour) or middle of the day (after rush hour). The worst times to leave on a road trip are during rush hour and on the weekend. Fridays are never a good time to embark on a cross-country journey, unless the traveler leaves when there is minimal traffic on the road.
5. Make sure to have both a cell phone and phone card.
There are many places that will not have phone service, yet these areas have pay phones. Unless travelers have lots of loose change on their person, they will not be able to pay for a phone when they really need it. Tripps Travel Network suggests having a prepaid phone card on hand in case of such an emergency.