Coming up to holiday season across the North American continent. Whether you like camping, fishing, hiking, going to the beach or RVing each holiday has the same challenges.
You will need a mode of transportation to get you to your destination. Here are some tips for travelling in your own vehicle. RV, Camper, Car, Motor Bike.
- Make sure that your vehicle is well-equipped for travel. Breaking down in the dark, in bad weather, or in the cold can crush the holiday spirit. It’s a good idea to take your car in for a summer “check-up.” Your mechanic can inspect hoses, battery, windshield wipers, and other hot weather components. You also want to be sure that your tire pressure is at the recommended levels, as tires can be hazardous in wet weather when they are filled to improper levels.
- Ensure that you and each member of your family have a communications plan that includes telephone numbers of essential contacts, and a way to contact them (either a cell phone or long distance calling card).
- Inform a friend or family member of your travel route, destination and expected arrival time.
- Have a photo ID for each person traveling, including children. If a proper identification card is not available, take a picture with important contact and health information written on the back. This is especially true if you are traveling with guests such as a friend of your child. Make sure you have medical contact information and medical plan information for each person you are traveling with.
- Pack essential emergency supplies in your luggage, including a flashlight and extra batteries, a small first aid kit, essential medications and copies of prescriptions.
- Always carry emergency supplies in your car, including a flashlight and extra batteries, blanket, a small first aid kit, bottled water and non-perishable foods, maps and flares.
- Check local weather forecasts from your route and destination. Make adjustments to your route, timing, clothing and supplies as necessary.
Above all arrive safe and have fun traveling. Oh and don’t rush you are on holiday. Enjoy the trip.
A link for ideas to keep kids occupied while traveling.