Australia is a country in love with its cars, and with good reason. One of the largest nations by area on Earth, simply travelling between state capitals can be a multi-day experience crossing thousands of kilometres. That hasn’t been enough to stop people however. The continent’s abundant natural beauty means that road-trips are a much-loved part of life for many Australians, offering them the opportunity to see the country as it was meant to be seen.
If you’re planning a getaway this year, take note. We’ve pulled together some top tips to help make your next road trip that much more fun, relaxing and stress-free.
1. Spend Less Money on Food
Driving is hungry work. As the miles fly past, it’s all too natural to start thinking about the last time you ate. With some stretches of Australian highway offering few options in the way of food, it can be all too easy to overspend once you finally get to a place with a menu. Factor in that many of these places are the only restaurant for sometimes hundreds of kilometres, and you’re looking at a pricy way to dine.
Save yourself the buyer’s remorse. By packing yourself some snacks or a lunch before you hit the road, you can cut your spending on the way to your destination, leaving more in your pocket to enjoy once you actually get there.
2. Don’t Forget to Invest in the Booster Seat
A child’s first road trip is a special experience. Don’t ruin it for you and them by making it an unpleasant one. Investing in the right booster seat can go a long way to making it a more comfortable trip for everyone involved. Not only will they get the support they need to sleep through the more boring stretches of highway, modern seats with easy-clean fabrics can be a lifesaver if you discover your little one gets carsick. The Maxi-Cosi – Booster Car Seat range offers a variety of choices for parents – explore today and find something for your child.
3. Make Videos
Have something to remember it by. If you’re sharing in your child’s first road-trip, take advantage of the technology literally at your fingertips and document it. Photos, videos, even audio can not only help you and them remember it in the years to come, but can give you something to send back to family and friends who weren’t able to make it with you.
4. Don’t Forget the Essentials
Last but most certainly not least, make sure you’ve got everything. You’d hate to be a six hour drive from home and realise you’d forgotten something absolutely essential, so be careful. Make a list of everything you need, and if possible start packing the car a few days in advance, adding to the pile as you think of things you’ll need. You – and everyone else in the car – will most certainly thank you.