If you can get yourself a vehicle, driving can be a really great way to travel when overseas. Especially when you are in a big country with a lot of ground to cover, like Australia. It gives you the freedom to get up and go where ever you want on your own schedule, instead of being trapped on long bus rides or annoying tour groups.
We managed to land a one-way relocation special on a sweet campervan for 5 bucks a day in OZ, but this meant we had to drive from Sydney to Cairns (like 1800 miles) in 8 days. We managed to visit many beautiful beaches and cool forests along the way — but many hours were spent out on the open road. Our second road trip was a 3 week journey in a minivan named Johnny around the amazing South Island of New Zealand (much more on that later).
After these two long haul car journeys, I felt like quite the road trip expert — so I put together this road trip gear kit. Click through to read the Ultimate Road Trip Survival Guide — all the accessories and apps you will need to get through those endless miles.
I wrote this originally for a Canadian tech blog called The Informr. Check it out! 🙂
P.S. — Bonus Road Trip Tip:
The best food to have in the car for a road trip winner is: NUTELLA.
Nutella doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and makes for a good meal or snack any time of day. Have it in the morning with fruit like apples or bananas, or make a sandwich with bread and peanut butter and/or jam for lunch. All ingredients mentioned don’t need to be kept cold, and can keep in your car for a few days. This made up a good part of our diet on the road 🙂