The summer holidays are upon us and if you haven’t already booked anything, then chances are you’ll be trying to decide what to do for your getaway this year. Package holidays are all well good, but sometimes you just want something a little quieter and a little more personal and although you may not have considered it, then perhaps a driving holiday is the perfect option for you.
Whether you opt for a staycation to explore more of what’s on your doorstep, or head overseas to Europe, a driving holiday can often be the best way to take your holiday at your own pace, allowing you to take in the vast array diverse landscapes you’re bound to come across. Of course, as is the case with any holiday, there are several things to consider before making any bookings which will help to make your driving holiday a success. Here are our top tips for ensuring your trip is a happy one.
Before You Book:
Although it may seem pretty obvious, depending on who’s travelling with you on your trip means that deciding upon a location is a very important part of planning your trip. You have to be sure that there will be enough of the right activities available and things to see and do, to keep everyone in your party happy. If you’re traveling with young children, then a choosing somewhere with nothing but miles and miles of mountain range may not be the best plan and if it’s your first holiday with your partner, then you’ll want to make sure that there are plenty adventures along the way. Planning a route is extremely important and looking at maps and photographs on the internet is a great way of familiarising yourself with the roads you’ll be travelling before you even set off.
Essentials to Consider:
Once you’ve made your booking, there are just so many essentials you must stock up on before you set off and it’s advisable that you write up a tick list so you can keep on top of what you have and what you need to get, after all, everything is beginning to get a little more exciting and so it’s easy to forget a thing or two. Things such as a Sat Nav, the correct breakdown cover and an emergency snack box should be at the top of your list, but if you’re unsure of what you need to take, there are plenty of lists online to help you.
The Great British Staycation:
Although Europe is an incredible place, full of diverse cultures and plenty of wonderful history, food and drink, many of us do not actually feel confident driving abroad, which on a driving holiday could pose a slight problem. Luckily, there are just so many fabulous locations here at home in the UK that you can visit. A road trip around the UK is fantastic if you’re trying to holiday on a budget, and you’re able to plan a route around places you know won’t cost you a fortune. Consider locations like the North Yorkshire Moors, Somerset or the Lake District, as there is plenty to do for all tastes and age groups and the scenery in all three is nothing short of breathtaking. For more ideas on where your trip could take you, you needn’t look far, just do a little online research and you’re sure to feel inspired.