Want to go on a road trip? Let me help! I know it can be tedious to organize with lot of things to take care of, whether it’s your first or 100th, local or internationalroad trip. Here you will find the best road trip tips, hacks, packing list items, itineraries, helpful applications and many other resources you’ll need to make your road trip planning and journeys stress-free.

Inveraray, an unplanned visit during a Scotland Road Trip

Top Reasons to Road Trip

New to road tripping?  Let me share my perspectives on why I love road trips to inspire you to try road tripping.  Road Tripping is unarguably one of the best ways to explore a new country. Hitting the roads around your target destination  adds plenty more places and routes to your travel experience which in turn adds more value to your overall travel experience. Road trips can can add a lot of flexibility to your travel as everything is under your control, especially which route to take, when to stop and when to move on. Road Trips always bring some spontaneous experiences along the way as you find yourself visting places you never knew existed. Moreover, taking stops in small villages and towns allows seeing the core culture of country and how the locals live and gives the best opportunities for getting to interact with the locals.

My Road Trip Style

Road Tripping is about two things for me- one is the bucket list places and scenic routes and the other is about the people I go on road trips with. Though you can go on road trips alone, the best and most enjoyable way is to have a company. The journey on the road itself becomes a prominent part of your trip an some of the best memories can be made with some close pals.

My first road trip was in India with some mates from college with whom I’d attended a concert with. This road trip was part of a larger group and I found I didn’t enjoy the journey as much as I was not a part of the larger friend group. My most rewarding road trip was with two other best mates with whom I have gone on a Europe-wide road trip crossing multiple countries. This taught me why it is so important to pick your road trip companions wisely. This sucess kicked off the road trip bug in me, and made me start to plan and enjoy my own road trips once I landed a job and could afford it.

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Arctic Road Trip in Winter Chasing Northern Lights
An Epic Fall Road Trip in Vermont
Fall foliage road trip in Vermont, USA

The Art of Road Trip Planning

Planning a road trip can be more tedious than a usual destination journey, especially if you plan a trip internationally.  But with experience I figured out it is not as scary or costly as it sounds. With a decent group size to share the rental car cost, it is certain  doable on a budget. 

To make your road trips filled with unique experiences, you have to plan your routes carefully to make sure you take some scenic routes. You could aslo try and find accommodations in remote areas if you can, which could discover some hidden gems this way. Another important aspect is to make sure you have at least one person who can legally drive in the destination and make sure to learn the local driving rules beforehand. 

Entertaining yourself in the car is a key part of a road trip experience and it is well worth to devise a playlist of music and podcasts to keep you entertained and occupied in the car unless you are really immersed in the scenic views outside. 

Wanna Hit the Road?

I hope I have inspired you enough to take that first step and stop hesitating to plan your road trip adventures. Here are my curated tips, tricks and guides to help you get started. My ultimate Road Trip Planner Guide will help you with step by step guidance to plan a road trip from scratch. For those who are interested to know what gear to carry during a road trip for travel photography and navigation, checkout the exclusive Road Trip Travel Accessories page. Road Trip Packing List includes checklists of what to pack for the vehicle as well as for personal care, entertainment and food options. Last but not least, checkout some of the epic Road Trip Blogs around the world for your bucket list with helpful itineraries and guides.

Road Trip Guides

Epic Road Trip Itineraries

Checkout some of my favourite  top road trip experiences, itineraries and bucket list routes to fuel your road trip inspiration and plan your next adventures on the road.  



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