Road trips are guaranteed fun, adventure, and consistently yield one of _those_ stories… “hey remember that time we went to Wherever HAHA the best memories yup.”
Meet Michael Palmer, the “CEO of Family Travel.” The Calgarian has road tripped over 900,000 km, part of which is detailed his upcoming book, No Tranquilizers! 17,000 kms, 63 Days, 3 Kids, 1 Van
He teamed up with Canadian Tire, so we had a good laugh on the phone, talked cars, and here’s his list…
Michael’s Top 3 Road Trip Tips
1 – Safety First
Have it serviced, check and inflate the tires, you know the drill.
2 – Find a Rhythm
Arriving at 11pm one night, then 6pm the next, that will tire you quickly. Be consistent, find a rhythm. Michael drove those 17,000 km in 6-hour per day increments.
3 – Keep it Clean
“Things can get out hand real quick, ” Michael says. He points out food is always coming in and out of the vehicle, and you don’t want a rotting-grapes incident like he experienced, “organization is critical.”
Plus, if you have to brake hard and suddenly, you don’t want stuff taking flight.
Or do a 24-hour trip, they’re great, here’s one I blogged.
We live in the best country in the world,
go explore it!
No money was exchanged for this post.
Canadian Tire introduced me, he’s a fun guy and I like his list so I blogged it. This post has been a beta test of my latest idea.