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How To Plan A Road Trip Across Countries

Road Trip Across Countries

How To Plan A Road Trip Across Countries

A step in the right direction would be finding a car. And a continent. Once you’ve got those, the rest is just logistical trifles. I’ve always wanted to use trifle in a sentence! Here’s your step by step guide to a great road trip- in other words, here are the logistical trifles!
  1. Make sure you have your passport. This one should kind of go without saying- nothing puts a damper on your multi-country, globe trotting road trip like being confined to one country!
    Get a roomy car. Even if it’s just you’re traveling solo with a backpack, things will accumulate. They have a bad habit of doing that!
  2. Don’t get a convertible. No. Don’t. Stop right there. Step away from the convertible. You, and all your stuff, will get soaked in case of a surprise downpour.
  3. Don’t get a convertible. No. Don’t. Stop right there. Step away from the convertible. You, and all your stuff, will get soaked in case of a surprise downpour.
  4. Bring maps! And please learn how to read them. I mean the analog, paper, not-an-app maps. If you lose service in the middle of nowhere, you need to have the means to get to somewhere with cell service again.
  5. Pack snacks- There are few things worse than low blood sugar- especially when you’re driving. While one of the best parts of road tripping is stopping for food, if you’re on a tight schedule, have a stockpile of snacks.
  6. Make a plan. I know you kids like spontaneity, and all that good stuff, but while you’re on the road in a foreign country (or countries), it’ll help to have a plan, so you can draw a route and streamline all the places you want to see.
Dress for any type of weather. In the town I live in, the north and south sides sometimes have different weather- and this town is tiny. Driving through different countries, you could pass through rain, snow, shine, or oobleck! Sorry. Dr. Seuss references don’t go gentle into the night. Keep a rain jacket, warm jacket, hat, and sunglasses with you!