I’m on the road a lot, whether it be for work or fun, and I’ve come across a few common issues/tips to share. Please keep in mind that this is mainly for driving in BC/Alberta, where there is plenty of “open road” with a few cities in the mix.
- Old people/RVers are not in a rush and don’t care if you are.
- It’s hard to take pictures of the scenery through the bug-splattered windshield. Try out the window instead.
- Many drivers drive really slow until they hit a passing lane, then it’s full throttle and good luck getting by.
- Beef jerky is a road trip staple.
- Don’t forget your iPod cord (unless you already have satellite radio).
- Try to travel on ANY other day besides Friday.
- Animals will run directly AT your vehicle instead of trying to run around you.
- Most people think that downhill automatically means “slam on brakes”.
- If you see a perfect photo opportunity, pull over and get the shot. It may not happen again the next time around.
- Get winter tires if you’re travelling in WINTER!
What’s your biggest road trip pet peeve? Mine is number 3 for sure. Or unexpected construction delays!