In a previous article, we discussed how you can plan for a memorable long-distance road trip. Choosing the right vehicle and getting your route planned in advance are some of the things you can do to have a memorable road trip.
If you are a female traveller planning a solo road trip, however, there are a few extra steps you want to take. These next few tips and tricks will help you plan the perfect trip while remaining safe and protected as a solo traveller. Let’s get started, shall we?
1. The Right Insurance
Choosing the right vehicle is important, but it is also essential to have the right insurance coverage. Your car insurance needs to have additional services such as roadside assistance so that you don’t have to worry while on a road trip.
Review your current insurance to see if you have roadside assistance as a benefit. You also want to check if the network of repair shops supported by the insurance policy also covers your route and destination cities.
Alternatively, you can look for the best car insurance quote to get better coverage. If you use a reliable comparison tool then within seconds, you will have the best deals displayed on your screen.
2. A Daypack
Packing your daypack with essentials is the next thing you want to do before a solo road trip. Your daypack needs to stay with you at all times, including when you are stopping for a meal or getting petrol.
Among the essential items to pack are cash and bottled water. You can add your medications, your ID and other documents – including your insurance policy – and your driving license to the pack. It is best to keep your driving license and other documents in the pack rather than your wallet to be safe.
Adding a laptop or a tablet is also a good idea. Whenever you are not using your phone, storing it in the pack is highly recommended. Add a few snacks that can be carried without hassle, and you have a daypack ready to go.
3. Dress for the Trip
Naturally, you want to stay comfortable throughout the road trip, and that means dressing comfortably for the occasion. Forget about wearing high heels, tight pants or elegant dresses. Keep them for sophisticated events that you may attend in style by renting a limo for example.
A soft T-shirt and a pair of jeans that are stretchy and comfortable are perfect. You can add a pair of sunglasses for when you are driving during the day. A scarf is another fashion piece to have with you while on a road trip. It is versatile enough to use at certain times.
Don’t forget to bring extras. You can add a T-shirt or two to your daypack. Additional pairs of jeans or comfortable shorts are also great for the trip. Flipflops are not necessarily good for driving, but you can never go wrong with a pair of sneakers.
Make these preparations and your road trip will not only be safer but also more fun and enjoyable. Being a solo female traveller should not stop you from going on an exciting road trip.
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