How to Plan the Ultimate Girlfriend Road Trip

February 23, 2021 4:08 am

After the year we’ve all had, is there anything better than a good old girlfriend getaway to help you clear your head and create your own fresh start? The pandemic has caused so many shifts in how we live and work, and most of all, it has prevented us from traveling the way we love so much. However, before we can expect to head back to airports and book the earliest flight to an exotic island, an all-girl road trip is the best remedy one could possibly envision!

Now, even though you and your besties have known each other for a long time, and you’ve been through thick and thin together, you need to plan this trip well. There are also certain regulations you should be mindful of, due to the pandemic. So, without any more delays, let’s start planning that road trip of yours and help you get started as soon as possible!

Pack your essentials

One of the greatest pet peeves of anyone who loves to travel is forgetting something essential for the trip. This is your chance to make sure that doesn’t happen. Book a coffee date with your travel gals and start making a list of items you need and want to bring. Always start with your travel essentials that will ensure you’re safe and comfortable wherever you go.

Also, make sure you pack plenty of water, healthy and nutritious snacks, and some entertainment is a must. Depending on your destinations, plan for layered clothing, so that you can never be too cold. Also, always bring a first-aid kit and a survival kit with you, just in case.

Plan a route and activities

If you’re going on an Australian road trip, or a major trip across one of the US states, you’ll need to make a plan of where you want to go, how long you want the trip to last, and most of all, what you want to do along the way. Picking a specific route will give you a clear overview of what stops you should add to your itinerary.

However, as much as you girls get along, you might find it tough to pick just one beach or just one little lake cottage to visit. That is why planning your activities in advance helps you avoid conflict altogether. Add some adventure to your itinerary with surfing and snorkeling, but also make sure to try something relaxing such as a sauna or a local yoga class.

Cover your insurance needs

Although prevention is the best possible way to stay safe on the road, you still need to have contingencies for all the things you’ll bring with you, and of course, your car. For starters, if you’ll cross state borders, make sure you have the necessary health insurance for yourself and your friends. You never know if you might need it.

Also, check if you have optimal car insurance as well, since it’s mandatory in most states to have some form of a policy in place to protect your vehicle in case of an accident. Then again, protecting your valuable items from theft or damage such as your phones and laptops is crucial especially if you plan to work on the go. 

Stay healthy on the road

In addition to insurance, you girls need to be mindful of your habits on the road to maintain your health and vitality. For example, research healthy eating options in the destinations you’ll visit, be they street eateries, hotels with healthy menus, or local farms. 

Talk about potential ways to stay active and work out on the road. Maybe you can weave exercise into your schedule without even knowing, such as adding hiking, mountaineering, or rock climbing to your agenda. See what your friends would enjoy doing, and turn it into a fun experience that will also contribute to your wellbeing.

Book your stays ahead 

Even though it’s possible to find hotel rooms and private accommodation at the spur of the moment, you shouldn’t rely on luck during your road trip. The smartest move you can make is to check out local accommodation options on your route and see what makes the most sense for your budget and your needs.

Aim for something that’s not too crowded, since social distancing is still recommended, and even necessary. Look for smaller towns and villages where you can help the local economy recover with your own stay there. Whatever you choose, you’ll put your mind at ease knowing that you have booked it all in advance and you and your friends can relax and have fun!

Girls, it’s time to hit the road! Now that you’ve covered the basics and prepared yourselves for the journey ahead, you can enjoy all the beauty of road-tripping your way across the country. Make the most of local travel before restrictions are removed, and you’ll not only have a blast with your friends, but you’ll be richer by an invaluable experience of getting to know your own local region and all of its hidden wonders.

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