3 Tips to Help Prepare for a Road Trip

3 Tips to Help Prepare for a Road Trip

Whether you are travelling the world, participating on an internship abroad, studying in a foreign country, or even an expat, chances are, you will once go on a road trip to discover a country. 

Road trip are so much fun: you get to listen to music for hours, to talk and laugh with your friends, to discover new places each day, and to sleep each night in a different location. Plus, this is one of the cheapest way to travel (unless you would rather walk or bike your way around!). But before leaving and enjoying your adventure on the road, you should think about 3 things.


1. Have to find the right people to share this trip with

Alone, it’s not much fun, and if you don’t get along with the people in your car, it can soon become a nightmare. Either it’s people you just met for this trip, or friends, you have to share the same idea of traveling. Some questions to ask yourselves before: do you have a similar budget? Do you agree on where you want to stay (camping, backpacker hostels, hotels)? Of course there is not a way to know how well you are going to get along, but it’s always nice to meet a few days before leaving, to have a drink or to share a meal, it will give you an idea of how sociable your adventure mates are and if you share the same interests. 



How to Prepare for a Road Trip

2. Work on a few skills 

Be ready to cook your meal on the ground because you are sleeping in a free campsite with no picnic tables. You might have to eat noodle soups for weeks if you are on a budget! They are actually quite good and really easy to make ;). You have to become organized; you should soon be able to find quickly a pair of socks or your toothbrush in your backpack without having to go through all of your stuff. And most importantly, you should be able to handle several days without showering. Easy, you say? Then think about your adventure partners who don’t shower as well! Your sense of smell will get used to that, don’t worry.



3. Just enjoy the journey

And finally the last thing to think about before going on a road trip (and maybe the only one that really matters) is to not think too much about it. The beautiful thing about a road trip is that you are free. If you decide to stay longer in a place that you love and where you feel comfortable, nothing will prevent you from doing it. You can rent a car and drive from places to places to travel around Miami or wherever your heart takes you. If you get lost, you might just discover a place you had no idea existed. The magic of a road trip is to accept to go with the flow and to follow your feelings. There is no such sensation than the one of hitting the road and follow the path you see. 



By Pauline Bayle



Related Pages

Related Opportunities

Rio de Janeiro to Manaus Tour

Journey north from Rio, exploring some of the most stunning beaches of Brazil.

Great Ocean Road - Adelaide to Melbourne

Are there two words that go better together than “road” and “trip”? We don’t think so. 

Quito to Rio Overland Tour via Buenos Aires

This is trip packed with South American highlights - Explore the Amazon Jungle, Hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, view the stunning Iguazu Falls and spend time in the party Capital of the World, Rio de Janeiro.

Santiago to Rio de Janeiro Overland Tour (51 days)

This overland adventure is an outdoor lover's dream

Eastern Discovery (Start New Orleans)

Our Eastern America tour will give you action and adventure, as well as time to chill out and unwind. 

North America Epic Adventure

Epic = grand in scale, and that’s exactly what this trip is. From big cities & monuments to the great outdoors, historical sights, cool nightlife & endless experiences, this is 55 days of adventure guaranteed to feed the inner explorer & make every moment count.

Lima to Rio via Buenos Aires (51 days) Southern Trans Oceanic

This trip is packed with South American highlights...

Rio Carnival Tour (6 days)

Be a part of the world’s biggest party Carnival on this whirlwind eye-opening 6 day adventure in Rio de Janeiro. 

Quito to Quito (29 weeks) Trans South America

A truly epic overland expedition that takes us full circle around South America.

Rio to Quito (15 weeks) Kingdoms & Carnivals

A true expedition by nature of its long duration and some of the remote places we visit. 

Extreme Mountain Biking Adventure in Bolivia

Bring out the adrenaline junkie in you and mountain bike down “The World’s Most Dangerous Road” in Bolivia!

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. 

La Paz to Quito (37 days) Andes & Amazon

Countries Visited: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador

Lima to Buenos Aires (35 days) Peaks & Plains

From trekking in the mountains to dancing the tango, this trip has it all.  Hike the Inca Trail to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian Andes, watch condors soar above Colca Canyon

Quito to Buenos Aires (53 days) Peaks & Plains

From the Amazon Jungle to Argentinian Vineyards and the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes, this trip has it all. 

Andes & Amazon Adventure Tour (53 Days) Santiago to Quito

Travel and take a tour exploring Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

Rio de Janeiro to La Paz Overland Tour

An intoxicating trip through Brazil and Bolivia.

South American Explorer (15 weeks)

From the Amazon Jungle to Argentinian Vineyards and the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes, this trip has it all.

Rio to Cusco (37 Days) - Brazil, Bolivia & Peru Explorer

Places visited include Rio, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Curitiba, Iguazu Falls, Pantanal, Potosi, Salar de Uyuni. La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Inca Trail and Cuzco.





About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017