Camping trips are one of the great adventure holiday traditions. Not least in Australia, where millions of tourists flock for camping and road tripping explorations each year. So, if you live here in Oz, it’d be crazy to miss out on the fun.
When planning your next trip, there’s no doubt that you will take an array of issues into consideration. However, it’s equally likely that you will overlook some crucial factors. Until now. Be sure to remember the following issues, and the memories will be more magical.
#1. The Route
So, you’ve already filled your head with the list of incredible destinations that you wish to visit. However, it’s equally important to consider the route that you’ll be taking to find those attractions. When analysing different options, you must think about the distance, traffic, views along the way, and potential pitstop.
You may even want to incorporate other towns along the way. Either way, when the journey is less stressful, the entire adventure becomes even better.
#2. Vehicle Maintenance
Whether you own a 4×4 or you’re renting a campervan doesn’t matter. You will almost certainly avoid setting out on your travels without a vehicle that is comfortable and capable. Still, it would be a major mistake to overlook potential problems. A spare tyre, a first aid kit, and a roadside recovery package are all vital.
Meanwhile, you should check that the air pressure and liquids are topped up before starting the journey. If you have kids, toys to keep them occupied are advised.
#3. Possession Protection
Camping trips regularly require a lot of possessions. From tents to trekking boots, and food to seating, you want those items to be safe and secure. However, you must not ignore the need to keep them dry too. A camper trailer cover can work wonders during transit. Meanwhile, waterproof backpacks are ideal for the adventures themselves.
There is nothing worse than taking a trek with wet clothes and spoiled foods. For the sake of your sanity, it’s vital that you give this aspect the attention it deserves.
#4. Sleeping Aids
Everyone can appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep, especially when you’re away. Nobody would take a camping trip without a comfy air bed or hammock, and sleeping bag. In truth, though, it’s equally important to consider sleeping sprays and ear defenders. Otherwise, you could be up all night long.
If it’s not the sound of wildlife, it’s the sound of someone snoring. Whether out in the wild or at a designated camping resort, these small items can make all the difference.
#5. Travel Companions
It is often said that holidaying together is the easiest way to lose friends. Those sentiments are especially true when in close quarters like a camping trip. Therefore, it’s vital that you think carefully before planning a trip. If someone is overly needy or will complain about roughing it, you’d be better leaving them out.
You can always travel with them in the future for an all-inclusive hotel trip. For now, focusing on adventures with people that have the right mindset will serve you well.