Would you be able to explore small towns and great places that are not written on a traveller's guidebook if you were to take the flight or train? No, right?
So what are you waiting for? Plan for a road trip with your friends or family members and hit the road!!!
Well, before that you should get prepared a bit so that you get to enjoy the advantages of the open road and at the same time save money on your travelling expenses.
Last Friday, I went on a road trip with my friends, 14 of us to Ulm, a city located south of Germany in the region of Baden-Württemberg.Why? There was a futsal tournament and spring bbq on Saturday organised by MGSS (Malaysian German Student Society). Malaysian students from all over Germany came to celebrate the event there.More infos on the event would be explained on my next post.Till then, let me enlighten you all with tips to go on a road trip...Are you ready kids?
2 cars = 14 awesome people..We got a 5-seater and a 9-seater cars...teruja travel in a big group!!!
Before anything, let's check if we have everything prepared..
Essential things on a road trip are :
Titbits and fruits...especially potato chips...yum2
If you can bring alone homemade cookies, that would be awesome...Chocolate chip cookies yáll!
Make sure you have enough water bottles for everyone..Travelling can be very thirsting...
Travelling with a navigator system is essential when you're in a foreign country or a place where you're not familiar with.Just type in the address, look at the screen and listen to the voice to guide your way..as easy as that.
It's not that essential but when you're going on a convoy, it's pretty awesome to stay in contact with the other car using a walkie-talkie..You don't have to dial numbers everytime you wanna call you friend and the coverage can go up to more than 5 km...awesomeness!
A road trip would not be perfect without Karaoke cds..For me, this is essential..hehe..Burn some cds of your favourite songs before going on a road trip..You'll have fun singing along with your friends along the way to your destination
You should be able to find some R&Rs along the way.Stop by to get some rest, to buy a cup of coffee or to empty your bladder...hee..
Finding for a place to stay might be tricky if you're on a low budget.As students in Germany, we don't have much problem in finding a place to stay because there'll be Jugendherbergen (youth hostels) in most of the cities here.You can even get Bed & Breakfast at a low cost of about 20 euro per night.Wicked!
Breakfast time!!! All you can eat breakfast buffet provided at the hostel....
The best part about going on a road trip...
The small towns you'll past by...the highways where you can go speeding your cars, and not forgetting the great views from your car along the way to your destination.
Before going back to our home sweet home, we took a road trip using the Bavarian Alps route.This is one of the most scenic routes in Germany.You'll get to experience breathtaking views of the Bavarian mountains with snow capped peaks, small houses in the middle of the field, cattle and horses..The views were amazing..
What an awe-inspiring journey!!!
Till the next post..Stay tune, tschüss und mach's gut!!!