I hope you are all having a great week.
Today we are going to be talking about one of my favourite topics, road trips. You only have to look as far as my instagram account to see that I love jumping in the car and going to random places to explore within the UK and there is also my almost annual expedition to Iceland to mix things up.
I guess it’s the ultimate feeling of freedom, that you can move around as you wish without the confines of public transport timetables and of course costs. For me personally, driving works out far much more cost efficient particularly if you go on a proper road trip to multiple places within a day. In some cases for the more rural locations that are off the beaten track you just can’t access them easily unless you do drive there. Some of the towns I’ve been to down south don’t even have train lines so it would literally take hours longer to get there and you would be limited as to where you can go.
Some of my all-time favourite road trip memories have to be from Iceland really, it was my first holiday where we had the flexibility of having a car to go around it and it was great to be able to deviate from the standard tourist sites and not have the stress of tour bus timetables. We drove to some of the most stunning black sand beaches, lava fields, round the beautiful Lake Myvatn and my absolute standout moment was when we drove up the side of a mountain to go and see the northern lights as the further you can escape light pollution, the better view you will get.
Also most weekends that my boyfriend stays over with me in Hertfordshire we go for mini adventures like last weekend when we visited the Ashridge Estate and Ivinghoe Beacon which were so pretty! There’s nothing better than a nice romantic countryside wander followed by a yummy dinner in a homely little country pub.
When you are embarking on a road trip it’s important to remember to prepare properly beforehand, make sure you check the oil and water levels, that your lights are working, brakes are functional, that your tyres are pumped up and to the correct tread depth and if not to replace them using a service like Point S tyres to make sure that you are travelling as safely as possible. Always keep water and a few items of food as well just in case you get stuck in long traffic or lost in the countryside, I usually take a big bottle of Volvic and some cereal bars and crisps with me just so I know they are there if I fancy them.
I would love to hear any tips you have for road trips in the comments below, also tell me where you’ve been or where you’re planning on going!
I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! Love Sally X