Going on your first family road trip? If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry; we’ve got your back.
Thanks to modern technology there are plenty of ways that you can make your trip more enjoyable and memorable than you could have previously. With that in mind, we thought we’d put together some of our favorite innovative tips to help you make your family road trip a complete success.
1. Time to Take Note
One of the most stressful things about any trip is planning and packing. If you’re dreading that moment when you’re halfway around your trip and you suddenly remember that you forgot to pack something vital, keep calm and pull out your smartphone or tablet.
Making lists is a great way to get everything out of your head and onto (virtual) paper, and there’s no better way to do so than by using an app like Evernote.
Apps like these sync across all your devices, so if you make a note on your phone, it’ll be there on your laptop, tablet and desktop, too. There’s no way you’ll forget your vitals now.
2. Fancy Car Technology
If you’re lucky enough to own a car that has smart technology onboard, make sure you’re using it to its full potential. This could make your life so much easier.
With GPS on your phone, you can sync it across to your car and put it on your car’s visual display, or more creatively, you could make a great music playlist on a service like Spotify and stream it across to your car’s speakers. Life is better with technology.
Bring along a battery charger/adapter for your phone because you’ll want to take lots of pictures of your trip.
Pictures, videos, notes and audio clips can all make great content for your social media profiles, helping you and your family remember the trip forever. Then, all of this can be fed into a service like Storify to create a sort of digital collage of your trip – the perfect memento of your time on the road.
These are just a few of the ways that you can use modern technology to improve your family road trip holiday. If you’d like more advice, head over to the Axa Ireland website where you can learn more about how to prepare more generally for travelling abroad.