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Tips to Make Your Road Trip Successful


Friday, March 4th, 2016

Holidays and vacations are a great way of rejuvenating yourself, introspect and connecting with our loved ones in an effective manner. It is rightly said that the journey is important than the destination itself as we enjoy the journey more than that we do the trip. No matter who you travel along or how far do you wish to go, you’ll always learn something new and get new memories to be cherished for a lifetime. Road trips are also one such thing experience that is not only liked by everyone, but also has the power to make you feel happy and fall in love with the journey itself.

Most of us love taking road trips, whether alone or with a group of friends and sometimes even our family. There is no perfect time to take a road trip and the pleasure of taking one is hard to describe in words. But there are times when these road trips become a blunder and instead of the fun, we put ourselves into trouble. The reason behind that could be bad planning and implementation. Though situations may not always remain the same, but to stay safe, it is necessary to follow certain tips and tricks. Keeping this in mind, we have created some tips that will make your road trip successful.

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  1. Plan your destination and route before leaving: The first step towards planning a road trip is choosing a destination where we can spend our holiday. Take mutual decisions and then take your route, accordingly. By doing this, you can easily start your journey and take an alternative route in case of any emergency. Carry a map for your help and you can even rely on the GPS of your smartphone if you don’t know the route.

  2. Set a Full-Fledged Budget: Setting a solid budget is another step towards the success of your road trip. Make a note of all the expenses (including eating, staying, etc.) and prepare your budget in such a way that even if the expenses are higher than the expectations, then also you are able to manage them and make the best of your trip. This way you can easily enjoy your journey without any troubles.

  3. Give your car a check-up: Before leaving for your trip, do not forget to take your car or the vehicle you are taking for the road trip for a check-up and get the things fixed right away. The reason behind doing this practice is to ensure the safety of the travelers and any problem that might occur during the journey. You can save on the expenses that may incur if the problem arises in the middle of the road.

  4. Keep some cash handy: It’s good to have plastic money (credit cards and debit cards) with yourself during the journey, but keeping some cash along can save you from many more hassles. There might be chances that you may or may not find an ATM or your card may not get accepted at a restaurant, in this case, the extra kept cash will ease your stress. Keep loose money for the tolls and services at the pumps too.

  5. Pack Smartly: The luggage that you are taking along also decides the success rate of your road trip. Always try to pack lighter and smarter, carrying the most important things first and then the other later. Packing like a pro will help you save a lot of space in your car that can be further utilized for relaxing and sleeping by the co-travelers. Do a research about the weather of the destination and pack accordingly.

So, the next time you plan a road trip, don’t forget to follow these travel tips and make your travel a hassle-free and memorable experience.


Most Dangerous Roads in the World


Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. This quote by Jack Kerouac depicts the beauty of a trip one experiences while being on a road. There are many things that change when we take a trip. From people to feelings, everything takes a new face while you take time to explore and discover new things. Same is the case with road trips, you never know what you are going to see or experience unless you take one. But have you ever taken a road that make you felt like the road to death? If no, then here is the list of such roads and if yes, then, you’ll find them more interesting and scary than your previous experience.

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  1. North Yungas Road, Bolivia: Known as the Road of Fate or Death Road, North Yungas Road is 56 km long stretch of road that connects Coroico to La Paz in Bolivia. It has been named as the most dangerous road in the world as annually 200 to 300 travelers die while driving through this road. The breath taking twists and turns will make you scream out loud if you are afraid of heights. The location of this road is in such a way that 2 vehicles cannot pass at one time and if they try to do so, one of them falls down.

  2. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan: Connecting the Sinkiang Uighur of China and Gilgit–Baltistan of Pakistan, across the Karakoram mountain range, Karakoram Highway is one of the highest paved international roads in the world. Named as the “Friendship Highway” by both the nations, it plays a major role in the trade and other connections between them. The reason why we have added it to this list is because it is highly prone to floods and landslides that has caused many destructions. Though there are certain views which are spectacular but overall it is a very dangerous route and shall be taken at own risk.

  3. Dalton Highway, Alaska: This 414-mile long road in Alaska is yet another road that has managed to take its place in this list of the most dangerous roads. If you are wondering that the pictures are so serene and amazing yet we have kept it in the list, then take a drive through the road and experience the flying rocks and potholes, you will understand yourself. It starts from Elliott Highway in north of Fairbanks and stretches up to Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. While you plan to take this road, remember that you will find yourself nowhere.

  4. Zojila Pass, India: Located on the Indian National Highway, between Srinagar and Leh, Zojila Pass is a high mountain pass that sets in the Himalayan mountain range. It is major road that connects Leh and Ladakh to rest of the world and is at a height of 3,528 metres. The dangerous paths and the scary mountains are enough to prove its virtue. Though many travelers have tried to get over this risky road but several have even failed to survive with the nightmares. This 9-km long road is both a lifeline and a death road for people.


Now when you have the list, keep it handy so that you don’t take them on your next road trip. And if at all you are planning to put your life in risk, carefully follow some travel tips for a better experience.


Safety Tips For Road Trips


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Thinking of a road on your next trip? Driving comes with exciting potential, ideas and the exposure of new places, people, restaurants, making the ideas of driving cross country appealing for many thrill seekers and adventurers. It’s necessary to be prepared for a variety of situations and emergencies before you are driving. If you’re planning on taking a drive, check out the following tips so you can be prepared to handle whatever the road throws at you.

Get a good sleep: - Before beginning a long drive always get enough sleep and eat something before you go. Drive only when you are well rested.

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Carry Emergency Kit: - These are small things but it can save your life. Pack a kit with snacks, bottled water, a blanket, car repair tools and emergency flares. It’s always good to be prepared for the worst case. So always carry useful things that will help you in traveling.

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Repair Car: - For a wonderful trip makes sure your car is in good working condition. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that you have your tires, battery, belts, fluids and air condition checked by a qualified mechanic. If you’re driving in a hot climate or towing a boat or trailer, you may need a motor oil with a higher viscosity.

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Check the Weather: - You don’t have control on weather but you can be prepared for it. Make sure you won’t be driving through monsoons, hurricanes, or snowstorms before you start your road trip. If it is not necessary then avoid trip but if you were forced to drive through a little rain and snow then double check the brakes and windshield wipers are all in good working condition.

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Plan Beforehand: - Jumping in to car and driving for long time till sunset sounds so excited. It’s definitely fun to be spontaneous on trips, but before trip plan out your general route and make sure you will have rest stop, food and the lodging options to choose from when the time comes.

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Bring a Road Map: - Many time technology breaks, so be sure to keep a paper road map in your car, even if you are using an electronic GPS or other navigation system. Because it may be possibility about being lost, so save yourself some trouble if your GPS breaks down. A mapping app on your smartphone is another must have option for long road trips.

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Back Up Your Mobile Phone: - Most of people put their phone in pocket, but for road trips it is important to be attached to your car’s phone charger. Losing battery power in the middle of a trip is not safe, especially if you are traveling alone. So make sure to keep your car charger handy on long trips. And it is illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving for security reasons.

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Wear Seatbelt: - One of the main and major tip, make sure everyone in the care buckles his or her seatbelt. Not only will it keep safe but in many places it is also law.

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Aware About Traffic Laws: - Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws which vary from state to state and especially overseas. Is it legal to make a right turn at a red light? What are the rules on yielding to pedestrians? So keep up-to-date about the local traffic laws. And also check the web for traffic update and listen radio traffic alerts especially when approaching major cities.

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These are very small tips, but can make your trip safe and enjoyable.

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