Five Key Components of the Perfect Road Trip

When getting ready to put tyre to road on a road trip, there are many things to consider. Naturally, you want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible and that means seeking the components to the perfect road trip. Here, we list the top five.

1. The car

No road trip is possible without a car but that doesn’t mean any old model will do. Pick a vehicle which offers all the space and functions you require, as well as good fuel economy, to ensure your trip goes without a hitch.The Mini Countryman is ideal for family road trips as it’s the first four-door MINI and there’s plenty of room in the back for your luggage.

You may also want to consider looking at mobility cars on offer from MINI. if you struggle to get about or need a little extra help on your road trip.

2. The scenery

Whether you’re travelling along the south coast of England or along Route 66 in America, you’ll want some beautiful scenery to add a little extra to the trip. Make sure you plan your route in advance to take in the best sights.

3. The weather

A little harder to plan than the above, but the weather can mean the difference between an excellent and a depressing road trip. Some locations will boast almost guaranteed good weather at certain times of year so plan your trip to coincide with these where possible. Keep an eye on weather forecasts before you depart and make sure you’re prepared for every eventuality.

4. Good people

Whether family or friends, it’s the people who you take with you that will be the difference between a really great and an average road trip. A musician, a joker and a storyteller as well as someone who’s good with a map will all be valuable additions to your adventure. As is a Sat Nav!

5. Good music

A good playlist prepared beforehand will add an extra something to your journey. Try and get a list of everyone’s favourite songs and then include them all to ensure all passengers remain satisfied throughout the journey.

The most important thing...

Of all these five components, the car is obviously the central one so getting this right is of the upmost importance in having an enjoyable road trip. The MINI range offers so much variety that whatever your specific requirements you should be able to find a vehicle to suit your exact needs. From the Countryman that performs dynamically on any terrain to the Coupe which is a reincarnation of the classic British two-seater, the MINI brand offers abundant choice.

Planning and enjoying a road trip for you and your friends can seem like an almighty headache at times but with the right attitude and input you can out together a weekend that is as enjoyable as any planned holiday.

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