Are You Ready For A Romantic Road Trip Adventure? 

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Are You Ready For A Romantic Road Trip Adventure?

Having a romantic getaway with a special someone does not have to mean champagne, flowers, and a private beach. With a long weekend, you and your spouse or partner can immerse yourself in an adventure while seeing all of the sites and sounds up close and personal. It takes some planning, however, so hunker down and read ahead. In this article, we will cover everything from vehicle maintenance and insurance to the best types of excursions for two.

Be Prepared

When you’re heading out by car, your first and most important goal is to ensure that it is road-ready. Mobil notes that this starts by having your fluids checked. You’ll also want to have your automotive technician look at the hoses, belts, and brakes. Don’t neglect to inspect your battery and tires, too. 

Just as important as your vehicle is the insurance you have on it. Even if your car is not worth that much, you absolutely need full coverage insurance before taking a road trip of any length. Remember, driving accidents are not the only way your vehicle can become damaged. Bad weather and vandalism are also two unexpected things that can happen when you’re on the road.

You will also need to give some thought to how you navigate. While it’s fun to think that you’ll use a good ol’ Rand McNally, paper maps are often outdated, and they can’t alert you to accidents or road closures. Thankfully, your phone can. And with apps like Waze or Google Maps, you can more easily navigate road closures, detours and learn about accidents ahead. 

Just remember to pack a charger that will keep your device powered up when you’re on the go! 

Planning time

Now it’s time to start the fun part of looking at destinations. Ideally, look for something that matches your interests and that allows for maximum quality time. If putting an itinerary together sounds intimidating to you, consider booking an authentic travel experience like traveling Route 66 or making your way to the Pacific Coast Highway. 

You can also book a quiet getaway to a nearby town where you can find a vacation rental and plenty of entertainment options. If budget is a concern, grab a tent and head out for a weekend camping adventure. Make sure to pack season-appropriate hiking gear and practice camping safety 101 by keeping your food safe, building a secure shelter, and avoiding wild animals (for your own safety as well as theirs).

Whether you are a new couple or have been married for decades, getting behind the wheel together is a great way to bond. You don’t have to spend a ton of money, but you do have to make preparations in advance.