Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have imposed travel bans or compulsory quarantining, leading to many canceled travel plans. Most people have had to postpone their vacations that were booked till a later date when it was safe. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere near over and so it could be months before travel will open up like pre-COVID times. To limit the spread of the virus, it’s advised to avoid all unnecessary travel outside the country.
Staying indoors, working from home, living in fear, and isolating from friends and family for an extended period of time has taken a toll on people’s mental health. People want, and deserve, a break from the negativity spread due to the pandemic. A safe way to go about this is to embark on a road trip.
You can easily take all COVID-19 precautions that can prevent the spread of the virus and keep you safe too. When planning your road trip, make sure you avoid these common mistakes:
Missing scenic routes
A road trip is all about taking in the sights and exploring new places. In order to make the most of your road trip, you need to select the most scenic route for your trip. A road trip is about the journey and not the destination, so a slower ride through a scenic route will make the road trip truly worth it. To make this happen, look up the best road trip routes for the destination you’re opting to reach. There are many apps you can use to find fun detours and quirky attractions.
Driving too far in a day
Don’t be overambitious with your road trip. Trying to drive for many hours at a stretch to cover as much distance as possible shouldn’t be the goal of your road trip. You won’t enjoy your road trip and will feel extremely tired too.
Lack of sleep can make you less alert, slow down your reaction time, and affect your coordination too. Drowsy driving has been compared to drunk driving as it impairs your ability in the same way.
A realistic distance to cover in a day is 250 miles, which translates to three to four hours of driving. While driving, make sure you take sufficient breaks to stretch your legs and relieve the stress from your spine. Sitting in the same position for an extended period of time leads to moderate and even severe backaches.
Driving an unreliable vehicle
When embarking on a road trip, you need a reliable vehicle to drive. The vehicle should also be comfortable to drive, or else you’re not going to enjoy the road trip. You don’t want a car that’s going to stall and require repairs along the way. Instead of heading onto the highway in your rundown vehicle, rent a luxury car in Los Angeles.
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