Due to high temperatures throughout most of the year, people in the country tend to avoid travelling by road. But as winter approaches, many adventure enthusiasts venture out into the open to enjoy the cold breeze. Now every memorable road trip is made up of two essentials – great company and a beautiful road, but there are various other essentials, without which any journey would be incomplete. With trips to the northern areas of Pakistan in full swing, here are seven essentials you should pack to have a fun filled journey.
There are plenty of great GPS navigation systems available for your cars and phones, but in case the battery dies, you will need some sort of a back-up. You can always carry a power bank to charge your devices but you surely won’t want to be lost on the road when your signals run out. Therefore, it is always advisable to bring a detailed route map for your trip. A map also helps in planning your daily itinerary and sticking to it.
2. Entertainment options
While some choose to sleep, others try to catch up on their favourite films and TV shows. Hence, keeping a stock of them on your phone is a good idea to take you through the tedious journey. And if you have a Netflix subscription, you’re in luck.
3. Car air purifier
The air quality of your chosen destination might be optimum but the highways and cities will definitely not be so. Therefore, invest in a good car purifier. And if you or your fellow travellers are smokers, it will help keep the car smell fresh as a daisy.
A pair of chic and stylish sunglasses are the best way to beat the heat on any vacation. They’re also good for selfies as you might want to hide your tired eyes from the world.
5. Food and beverages
No great road trip is complete without a stopover at some renowned eating joint. However, there might be miles to go before you reach the eating place. So, it is essential to keep a stock of your favourite snacks the night before you get on the road. A mini cooler of your favourite bottled water or iced coffee will also be a great idea to provide a little extra refreshment.
6. Car check-up
It is imperative to make sure that the trip doesn’t get sidelined with a flat tyre or any other car accident. Therefore, you must schedule a full check-up of the car prior to the trip to ensure the tyres have sufficient pressure, air filters are cleaned properly, engine is functioning at a satisfactory level and the battery is fully charged.
7. Emergency kit
A small kit must include items like a flashlight, small blanket, first-aid kit, hand sanitiser, rain coats and water bottles.
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