...Last Minute Travel Tips By Land
Traveling by land does have its advantages – you can go as fast or as slow as you like, choose your mode of transportation (car, trains or bus) and enjoy the view. You can't really do that from an airplane or a cruise ship. So is last minute travel by land making you break out into sweat and causing panic attack? It doesn't have to. Here are tips you can use:
Get a map.
Never leave home without it. Other than a water bottle and a reliable car, a good road map is your best friend when traveling last minute by land. Choose a motorist's map because it has more detailed information about the roads and highways you might have to use.
If you have time, try to study the map and mark your current location and your destination. Look at the route you want to take and try to check alternate routes as well. You never know if there's a traffic jam or construction work somewhere.
While you're at it, try to check for local accommodations, gas stations, restaurants, hospitals or clinics along the way. That should give you sufficient information on the most basic things – where to get gas, where to eat, go to the bathroom, sleep or your tires checked. That way, you'll be able to plan your trip accordingly.
Pack up the necessities.
Bring only the things you will truly need on this trip, although if you'll be traveling by car, you probably can pretty much bring just about anything that will fit in your trunk or backseat. If you're traveling by public transportation, make sure to bring only the necessary stuff. That will help keep you mobile so you can move around fast.