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Planning a Work Road Trip

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Occasionally, you may have to travel for work to a location that is easier to reach by car. You may live only a few hours from the destination, and it will be just as easy for you to drive as it would be to fly. In some instances, it may be cheaper for you to drive a long distance for work. Whether you are traveling on your own or with coworkers, there are many steps to take for planning your work road trip.

Choose a Route

A lot of people who take trips like to take a scenic route. Keep in mind that if you are transporting your coworkers, you may want to just take the most efficient route possible.

You can use a map, or you can even use the internet to find out where you need to know. You may even want to take the backroads over the highways as well, as this can be far less stressful when compared. It can also help you to avoid too much traffic as well. Research your route ahead of time. If you are using your phone for maps, download your route to your phone in case you lose signal during your drive.

Consider your Vehicle

Sometimes, your vehicle just won’t be made for a very long trip at all. Consider renting a car that is made for long distances, in order to improve comfort for yourself and your coworkers. Look for a vehicle with good gas mileage, enough legroom, and space for luggage.

Tune Up!

If you are planning on driving a very long distance, then you may want to tune up your car so that you can check for problems before you depart. It would especially be embarrassing for your coworkers to see issues with your car. Consider getting your oil changed, refill your wiper fluid and make sure that all of your lights are in perfect working order. These steps will help you to reduce the chances of you ending up stranded, which is the last thing that you need when you are having to drive over a very long distance

Bring Entertainment

Sure, you need to focus your attention on the road, but a bit of entertainment can go a long way when you are traveling for hours. Some of your coworkers may prefer to work during the drive, but others may start to get carsick. Having some games may seem childish, but can help pass the time.

Preparing for a road trip for work can be stressful, but with appropriate planning the trip will come and go with ease. Keep in mind that while you may have arrangements for the ride there, make sure you plan for the drive home as well.

Are you traveling in a city for work or for a conference, and not sure what is open afterwards? Check out our city guides on Travel After Five for some ideas on open tourist attractions.

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