So you are getting ready to make the road trip to Puerto Vallarta for the first time, Well, spending the day in the car can be a tiring experience for drivers and a boring one for passengers, especially if you are traveling with children. Plan ahead and be prepared to make this drive as easy as possible. That way, before you know it, you’ll be out of the car and sinking your toes in the sand.
Long before the big car trip, take some time to figure out the best route to your town. This will change depending on where you are coming from off course. Calculate approximately how long it will take you to get to town, or, if your drive is likely to take you a few days, decide how far you’re going to drive each day and where you’ll be stopping overnight. Also try to identify stops along the way where you can fuel up, as well as get out to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
In the days close up to your trip, take your car for a check up and make sure there’s enough air in the tires. It’s also a good idea to clean and vacuum the interior of your car and fill up your tank the night before you leave, this way you can head out straight out the next day. Pack everything carefully and make sure you can get any items you might need in the car easily.
If you have children, think about bringing a small cooler with you in the car so you can snack on the road, it is always a good idea on long trips. Pack some sandwiches and other finger foods that are easy to eat and don’t make a mess. Also, pack some juice and water to keep you hydrated throughout the drive.
Next step is to start to think about some in-car entertainment. Particularly if you’re going to be travelling with children, you will want to make sure you have enough to keep everyone occupied on a long drive. Pack some books or other games for passengers, and get yourself in the driving mood by choosing a few of your favorite CDs or making a playlist before you leave home. If you’re going to be driving for several days, consider getting an audio book to listen to help you pass the time and enjoy something as a group.
After you’ve packed what you need and planned your route, take some time to get yourself prepared mentally. Long drives can be exhausting, so make sure you’re feeling rested and ready to go each morning when you get behind the wheel. Get a good sleep on the night before a drive and if you’re ever feeling tense while on the drive, take a break or switch drivers if possible. Doing this will help you to be mentally alert and enjoy the drive as much as possible.
Taking the time to prepare for your longest drives will help you get to where you’re going smoothly. Check over your car and update your car insurance policy before you hit the road, and then get ready to enjoy the journey and the beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
If you have any questions or concerns about traveling to Puerto Vallarta please contact us, we are always happy to help.