Road tripping is quickly becoming a popular vacation choice for couples and families across the country.
With so much to see and explore, getting out on the open road is the perfect way to experience all of the things that Canada has to offer. Some people are even leaving their homes altogether and starting a new life in a customized van or recreational vehicle. Whatever your intentions, here are three steps anyone can take towards a life on the open road.
Plan, Prepare and Budget
Whether you are on a road trip for a week, a month or a year, planning is the first and most important step you can take to living a life on the open road.
The benefits of road life can come with challenges, but you can take care of these with adequate planning and preparation. When you are living in a condensed space like a van or a recreational vehicle, it is important to have a place for everything so you can stow your life away when you’re on the move. You also need to carefully plan your inventory so that you have everything you need, but nothing more. Space will always be at a premium, so make sure you don’t clutter your space with items that you won’t use.
Get the Right Vehicle at the Right Price
The most important choice you need to make when you are going to live out on the open road is choosing your vehicle. This will be your home away from home for weeks or months, or even years if the mood takes you.
Converting vans has become popular with some, but a purpose-built vehicle always offers the most reliability, convenience and value. Recreational Vehicles, or RVs, are perfect for a long cross-country road trip, and can feel like a real home on wheels. Grande Prairie RVs have a reputation for offering premium RVs at value prices, with financing available on their huge stock of recreational vehicles.
Plan a Route So You Always Have a Destination
You should always have a destination in mind so that you know where you are going and which way to head. You don’t want to waste time or fuel.
You can still be flexible - taking spontaneous detours is one of the joys of living a life on the open road, but without a destination in mind and a rough route planned, you risk driving aimlessly and getting lost or sidetracked. You should consider the weather and where you are going to be and at what time of year. Cold weather can be tough when you are sleeping in a vehicle, especially the thick snow and ice of a cold winter. When you plan a route, have one eye on the seasons and what the weather conditions are likely to be where you are going.
The freedom of the open road is unlike any other. Waking up in a new town every morning, or in the middle of nowhere if you prefer, can be refreshing and invigorating.
It is no wonder that more and more people every year are choosing to take a road trip vacation, or upping sticks completely and starting a whole new life out on the open road.