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Travel tips: The perfect road trip

Fancy getting away from Reading for a weekend? Have a cheap vacation? Travel a country at your own pace? See things you wouldn’t usually get to see? Road trip. I have just finished a week’s road trip (or should I say adventure!) in a campervan and couldn’t recommend it more, so here’s a few tips to help you get started.

1. Pick your route.

You need to decide whether you’re aiming for a certain destination, want to travel at your own free will or pick a well known road trip route.» >

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Tips for Hitchhiking:

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1. Group up. 

 

There is safety in numbers- and if you are female this will relieve some worry about your own safety. Also we found being in a group of three a good thing! It kept up our individual morale and encouraged drivers to pick us up to find out what on earth we were doing!

 

2. Take the essentials.

 

A tent (In case you end up stuck at a service station, also reduces costs), road maps of the countries you travel through, a whiteboard (change your destination if you wait for a while, for example, to a road name, a closer town or a general direction i.e.» >

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