Planning for a trip? Since the spring season has finally come, many of you have probably booked a trip already. Before you take on the roads, make sure that you check your car brakes and fluids to have an enjoyable journey. Even so, we have prepared some tips to make your road trip convenient.
1. Rest before your trip. Get at least seven hours of sleep for two nights before a road trip to build up energy reserves. Take regular breaks along the way to stay fresh and alert. Avoid driving between 1 and 3 p.m., when body's temperature is lower and people are naturally drowsy.
2. Take with you some healthy snacks and drink plenty of water. Keep a water supply well-stocked for maximum energy on the road. Carrots and almonds are a healthy snack to help you stay alert. Skip fast-food stops and make more bathroom stops if possible.
3. Plan ahead your stops. Experts say one of the most important advices for road trips are to leave your car and extend your legs every 2 hours or so. Plan these breaks on your long trip, whether at meals or whether they can be timed, to allow you to view points of interest.
4. Use scents that stimulate energy. Peppermint has been shown to reduce fatigue and increase alertness. When driving long distance, keep a source of peppermint nearby.
5. Sit up straight. Please ensure that your body seat is correctly calibrated to the optimum blood flow. Take a deep breath and check your body to stress. For instance, lean on the other side if your right hip feels sore.
6. Maintain the fun while traveling. Often, long drives — especially with children — can lead to chatter. Such deterioration leads to exhaustion of the driver. So make sure children have books, puzzles and other time-consuming fun. On the other hand, road trip games like "find the license plate" are fun for all.
7. Finally, Audiobooks! Audio books help keep the brain active, without creating a dangerous distraction. It will keep you awake. These tips for long drives can help keep you and your car protected on the road.