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If you are wanting to get away from the realms of normality for a bit then how about going away with a group of your closest friends?

If you don’t fancy a flight or a busy hotel then how about planning a road trip?

A road trip is great for those of you who enjoy your freedom and want to travel to many different locations. But logistics wise, there are a lot of moving parts to consider.

Take a look below to make sure you haven’t missed anything!

Blueprint to Planning The Ultimate Group Road Trip

Plan The Destinations

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One of the first things you need to decide as a group is where you are going to go. As it is a road trip you will need to start from one of your houses.

Knowing whose home you are starting from will make it easier to plan the route. You will need point A and point B, point A will be where you head off from and point B will be the final destination on your trip.

You could make it exciting and create a thorough round trip with stopping points en route there and back. This gives you the chance to make the most of your time on the road. 

Mode Of Transport

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Who’s vehicle are you going to use or are you going to hire one? This all comes down to how many people are going with you on the road trip.

If there are more than five of you then it may be better to hire a bigger car or even a minivan. This will ensure you have ample room for everyone and their luggage.

If you are using a hire car then make sure you have signed up for car insurance. Take a look at cheap car insurance if you don’t want to sign up for the rental companies.

Alternatively, you could hire an RV,  this will have lots of room as well as a toilet and cooking facilities for all to use. 

Activities Along The Way

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You don’t just want to be driving around aimlessly for the entirety of your trip. This can become boring and repetitive. It is always nice to see the local sites of the places you are driving through.

If you are planning on driving part of the famous Route 66 then there are some fantastic sites to see along the way. For instance, you could visit the drive-in theater in Missouri or the world’s largest totem pole in Oklahoma.

There will always be something to see and do that you and your group will find fascinating. 

Technology Is Your Friend

Finally, if you are planning on splitting up while you are away then technology will be your best friend.

For instance, beyond the typical GPS style tech, you can all set up and join a group chat for your road trip. This way everyone knows what they are doing, where they are meeting, and who is going. If anything happens the group chat will be the first port of call. 

You could also utilize various apps while on your travels. You might be using the maps quite a lot to find various things along the way, or music apps to stay entertained.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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