Advice For Planning Your First Road Trip Vacation

December 31, 2021

Planning your first road trip vacation? Road trip sales have exploded in recent times as a result of COVID-19 stopping people from traveling internationally. This has led many people to discover the joy of road trip travel, which can be a unique vacation experience that provides home comforts with the adventure of a camping vacation. Additionally, you can go anywhere with an road trip which opens up many possibilities for places to travel in the us. It can be daunting for a first-timer, so read on for a few tips for planning your first road trip vacation that will hopefully help you to have an unforgettable trip.

Plan Your Route And Give Yourself Plenty Of Time

When setting off on vacation, you do not want to run the risk of getting lost. This is why you should always plan your route to the campsite before setting off and make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get there. This will allow you to enjoy the journey and help you to settle much faster once you arrive.

Research The Campsite Ahead Of Time

You should always book into an caravan campsite ahead of your stay, and the earlier that you do this, the better. In addition to this, you should spend time researching the campsite including the facilities that they have, rules and previous reviews. Respect is key in the camping community, so you always need to respect the rules of the campsite and make sure that it is left in the same condition as when you arrived.

Choose High-Quality Towing Equipment

People spend a lot of time picking out the perfect trailer, but you also need to think about towing equipment. Not all towing equipment is created equal, so you want to find equipment with sway control and a weight-distribution hitch. What is a weight distribution hitch? This is a system that alters the point from where the load from the trailer is transferred to the car to create a level and stable ride. This will allow you to drive safely and with confidence, knowing that your trailer is under control.

Pack A Few Days Before

Another smart tip for a first-timer is to pack for your road trip trip a few days before. Packing over a few days will give you enough time to make sure that you have everything that you need and to shop for anything that you are missing. There are plenty of good lists for what you need to take online, but the basics are clothing, toiletries, food and cooking equipment, camping equipment, electronics, and tools in case anything goes wrong.

These tips should come in handy for planning your first camping trailer road trip (or even for a more experienced traveler). You are sure to learn a lot on your first trip, but these are a few key areas to focus on that should help to make your trip a success and allow you to enjoy the many benefits that a camping trailer road trip can bring to your life. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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