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6 Driving Tips for Long Rides in Halkidiki

6 Driving Tips for Long Rides in Halkidiki

If you plan to travel around Halkidiki while road tripping, here are the 6 top tips for driving long rides.

Road trips are definitely one of the best ways of traveling. It gives you the freedom to choose your destination, but also it allows you to bring as much luggage as you want. It makes you feel cozier and comfy since you are with your family, friends and in your own car. However, driving for a road trip and for a long ride, in general, might get uncomfortable.

So here are 6 tips for a safe and comfortable drive:

Get plenty of sleep before your drive

Think about exhaustion before you begin your journey, not after. Get at least seven hours of sleep for two consecutive nights before the road trip to build up your energy reserves. It’s best to start in the morning after a good night’s sleep, not after a long, tiring day of work. Take regular breaks along the way to stay fresh and alert, stopping roughly every two hours.

Bring healthy road trip snacks

Carrying along various vitamin-packed, healthy foods will allow you to get by on smaller snacks throughout the long drive while skipping the fast-food stops. Recommended snacks to stay alert are carrots and almonds.

Stay hydrated

Keep the water supply well-stocked for maximum energy. You might need to make more bathroom stops, but it is essential to keep yourself hydrated. Especially when traveling in the summertime when the weather is hot and humid.

Plan your rest stops

One of the most crucial tips for road trips is getting out of your car and stretching your legs every two hours. Plan these stops into your long drive, whether they fall at mealtimes or can be timed to let you view exciting places.

Sit up straight

Make sure your seat is adjusted correctly for your body, tilted for maximum blood flow. If you feel a driving “trance” coming on, sit up. It is vital to take a deep breath and scan your body for tension. For instance, if your right hip is feeling sore, lean to the other side.

Keep passengers entertained

Long drives, especially with kids, can often lead to bickering. That kind of aggravation leads to driver fatigue. So make sure children are entertained with books, puzzles, and other time-killing diversions. On the flip side, road trip games such as “find the license plate” are great for keeping everyone engaged with one another.