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Before you take off on a road trip, ensure these 6 things are in place

A little bit of planning and preparation will go a long way in making your road trip better. Tick these 6 things off the check list before you head for an adventure.

travel Updated: May 18, 2018 11:23 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
It is imperative to carry certain things to make your holiday easier.
It is imperative to carry certain things to make your holiday easier.(Shutterstock)

A road trip promises lots of fun, memories and photographic moments. But being ill-prepared for spending days on the road can leave you frazzled. To avoid mishaps that throw your plans off gear, read on. Saunak Ghosh, Chief Marketing Officer at OneAssist Consumer Solutions, and Akshali Shah, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Parag Milk Foods Ltd, list a few must-haves.

* A study backpack: When you’re constantly tossing bags in and out of the car, they better be able to handle plenty of wear and tear. Go for bags that are capable of sustaining well in all kinds of weathers and situations.

* Personal care kit: It takes extra amount of care to keep yourself well-groomed and hygienic. Always stay hygienic and carry the essential personal care kit on your road trip.

* Hydration: Road trips in summer bring a lot of excitement and a need to keep our bodies energised and hydrated. Summer is the perfect time to try out different hydration drinks. Flavoured milk or buttermilk can be your helpful companions on the journey as it keeps you away from dehydration and gives instant energy, without compromising on the taste.

* Insurance: Insuring your travel is something you would feel is unnecessary but you never know that taking a chance on it might become the biggest mistake committed. It is also advisable to insure your priced possessions like your phone, laptop, wallet, debit/credit/ATM cards. Usually taking insurance creates an image of a tedious office, hours of wait and long queues. But with protection and assistance services platforms you can do it within no time.

* Spare chargers and powerbanks: Always arm yourself with spare chargers and powerbanks for worst case scenarios.

* Emergency and first aid kit: Always have a first aid kit in your car. Also, keep a check on everything which is inside the first aid box and upgrade whenever you see the necessity. An emergency kit should contain battery booster cables, two light sticks, reflective vest, emergency rain poncho, warning triangle, whistle, tyre pressure gauge and window breaker.

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First Published: May 18, 2018 11:22 IST

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