Now that restrictions are starting to lift and local travel is back on the cards in the UK, dates are definitely starting to get a little more adventurous. From local hotel stays to road trips that take you further afield, there’s such a positive vibe when it comes to UK staycations after a year of lockdowns.
Whether you’ve been with your partner for years or you’ve only recently started dating someone you met on a local dating site like Bristol Dating, a road trip is a great way to spend some quality time together.
To help ensure you’re planning the best road trip for you and your date, here are some of my top travel tips:
Plan Your Route In Advance
Planning your road trip route is one of the first things you should do when it comes to organising a UK road trip. You need to pick both your start and endpoint, working out where you’d like to stop along the way. For example, if you met on a Bristol Dating Site, you could start in your hometown and then work your way around some of the smaller towns in the Cotswolds. If you like the beach, you could make your way down to Somerset (or even Cornwall, if you fancy the drive).
Whether you’ve known each other for years or you’re in the early stages of dating, it’s important you’re planning stops and activities that you’re both going to enjoy. It may not be something you always want to do, but keeping both parties happy is important when you’re going to be spending a lot of time with one another.
If you do enough research, you may even be able to find some incredibly romantic stop-offs along the way.
Think About Where You Want To Stay
Once you’ve planned your route, you may want to think about the accommodation that you and your date stay in, especially as you have a number of different options. From hotels to camping, you’re going to need to be sure you’re choosing the option that’s best for both of you. Whether that comes down to cost or comfort, you may find that you need to compromise on a couple of aspects.
Make Sure You Pack Everything You Need
The beauty of going on a road trip is that you’ll have a lot of storage space in the back of your car. This means that, if needed, you can overpack. From warm-weather clothes to an emergency bikini, you’re going to want to ensure you’ve packed for every single eventuality.
It may also help to have an emergency kit somewhere in your car too. Think extra clothes, water bottles, non-perishable food, a torch and a couple of spare phone chargers just in case.
Don’t Forget The Snacks And Epic Playlist
Finally, what’s a road trip without lots of snacks and an awesome playlist? Why not try to pick out snacks for each other or create a playlist you think they’d like? It’s all part of the adventure, right?
So, where are you heading on a romantic road trip? I’m thinking a trip to Cornwall would be PERFECT right now…