Taking a road trip alone can be rewarding, empowering and a wonderful experience. Riding solo means freedom.
- Create a Schedule for the Road Trip
Before you start a road trip, create a schedule. Plan where you want to go. Learn to read maps and get your GPS ready. Always have a Plan B in case things don’t go as planned.
- Get Your Car Ready
Get your car serviced. Get the oil changed and ensure the tires are in good shape. The last thing you want on the road is an unreliable vehicle.
- Pack all Necessary Items
Make a list of items you need on the road trip. Avoid overpacking. Pack essentials like clothes, first aid kit, toiletries, and snacks.
- Stay Connected
Keep in regular contact with family and friends back home. Let them know your location and where you are driving each day. Keep the cell phone charged. This can help you contact and reach out for help in case of an emergency.
- Avoid Picking Strangers
Don’t offer rides to anyone you don’t know. Even if you want to help someone stranded on the road, ensure your safety first.
- Pay Attention to Surroundings
When traveling to new locations, it is easy to get lost. Be aware of where you are by paying attention to your surroundings. Stay alert and don’t get distracted.
- Avoid Carrying Lot of Cash
Don’t expose the amount of money you have to anyone. Carry only least cash that is required for the trip.
- Dress Conservatively
When traveling alone, dress conservatively so that you don’t bring attention to yourself. It is best to dress down so that you can blend in.
- Know the Rules
The driving laws vary by state. Depending on where you are traveling, it is best to know the rules of the road.
- Listen to Weather Reports
Listen to local weather reports. This helps you become aware of the weather conditions where you are traveling.
Enjoy the scenery and have fun on your road trip.