You have prepared the ideal road trip with beautiful scenery and perfect hiking trails. You have prepared your bags and managed to convince your best friends to accompany you.
If this is your first road trip, no matter where it takes place, there are some important things you need to know. And even if it’s not the first time, it can not hurt you to review the basics.
While some of the tips listed below are relatively obvious (you will be surprised at the number of people who forget their driver’s license) there are some things you probably do not know, and here’s what you need to know before you hit the road.
1 – Always keep the necessary documents in your glove box
Put these documents in your glove box: your driver’s license, the vehicle registration, your insurance card and make sure you do not forget them. It can not hurt either to always keep your roadside assistance card handy if you have one. Ali even recommends keeping documents that will serve you in the event of a collision to collect information and details.
For longer trips, you should take an extra copy of your driver’s license (this is usually the most important thing you lose), a list of your medications if you take it, a paper map of your itinerary (or at least a list of all your stops with addresses), logistical information such as hotel reservations , your hiking permit and tickets to national parks. Make sure you keep paper copies in case your phone breaks or you do not have a connection.