If you’ve ever been on a road trip, you know just how much fun they can be. The music, the snacks and most of all, the company all make for a great experience wherever you go. It can take awhile to get ready for a trip though, especially when you need to make sure the vehicle is in great working order, such as getting it checked out through Kwik Fit. Kwik Fit also created a great quiz you can take to find out what your driver personality is – a fun thing for you and your friends to do before you take off on that ultimate road trip to remember. But where to go? Here are our picks for some of the world’s best trips as well as how to get that car prepped and ready.
Coast To Coast Canada
If you want the road trip of a lifetime and have always wanted to see Canada, why not consider a road trip through the country? While absolutely enormous (it’s the second largest in the world!) you can do the whole thing over a couple of weeks, or stick to only small pockets to explore. Popular choices include the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with a chance of PEI. For the ambitious, consider the ferry to the island of Newfoundland to really step back in time. Allow at least 2 weeks for the maritimes.
Another popular area is the stretch between Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto, with the option to drive down to Niagara Falls for a night or two. This is a culturally rich area and is littered with old architecture as well as unique foods to try.
Perhaps the most popular route though is between Calgary – Vancouver – Edmonton. This will take you through amazing mountain villages, the Kootenay range, the Rockies and more. Coupled with three great cities to experience, this is a great option for those who love the outdoors. Be sure to add the Badlands of Alberta to your trip if you choose this option, only one hour from Calgary.
US Route 66
Route 66 always has some romantic connotations, hitting the open road without any real destination, the final frontier of adventure in the American mainland. Starting in Chicago and stretching all the way to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, this route began as a popular way to get from east to west and today is a popular road trip option for those who want something a bit new, but the opportunity to experience all the US has to offer. Stay in motels and hotels along the way, rub elbows with truckers in greasy spoon diners, or go one further and rent a campervan and stay in campsites you stumble across.
Getting Your Vehicle Road Ready
Everyone knows that a safe car is a happy car and when you’re setting out on the likes of a lengthy road trip it’s important to make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape. Checking the tire pressure, oil levels, brakes and of course the petrol are all key things to consider before heading out. If you’re thinking about a lengthy trip, make sure to have your car checked by a professional to ensure it will be safe and reliable throughout your journey!
So there you have not just some tips to keep your car in optimum road trip health, but some cool ideas for long road trips that you might never have considered as a potential holiday. So what are you waiting for? Get that car boot packed up and hit the open road for endless adventures.