Regardless of how you do it or whom you do it with, one thing is certain – going on a road trip is always a fun experience. With the expansion of their business, the owners of Happy Wife Happy Life Entertainment have found themselves taking part in road trips more often lately. So while road trips can be fun, just like pretty much any other type of travel, besides having a lot of advantages, road tripping has some disadvantages as well. We all know that spending hours on a road trip can be very fun, right? Of course it can, but if you are going to the one behind the wheel, there are some things that you should take care of before hitting the road. One such thing is simply called the car safety.
When it comes to road tripping, preparing your car for the trip is a very important step. But don’t even think about rushing through this scenario! Instead, take your time to check if everything is working the way it should be, and if you notice that something is not right with your car, make sure to fix it before hitting the road. Also, don’t forget to pack a flashlight, headlamp, car manual and jumper cables, as well as some extra oil. Store these items in one place either under a car seat or in the trunk. This way, they will be easily accessible once you hit the road. With that said, here are three more road trip essentials that you should always pack!
First Aid Kit
Your safety should always be your number one priority. That being said, don’t even think about going on a road trip without bringing a first aid kit with you. Accidents happen and being on the road for days could really take a toll on your body. This is why first aid kit is such an important thing to pack before hitting the road.
Keep your feet warm by wearing a comfortable pair of socks. You should also wear shoes that you can easily get your feet in and out of whenever you feel like it. Not only will this keep your physical well-being in good condition, but it will make the whole trip much more comfortable as well.
Be sure to bring some healthy snacks with you. Another very important thing that you should pack is a bottle of water. You don’t want to get dehydrated in the middle of your trip, do you?
Hotels are supposed to be the place where you can rest after a long day of excursion. A soft bed, fluffy pillows and smooth covers are the things your body crave for after a whole day outside. You book a hotel thinking you can get these little luxuries even if you’re away from the comforts of your own home. But what if, you booked a room in a hotel that is far from relaxing?
FLAMINGO HOTEL AND CASINO, LAS VEGAS, USA
You might think a hotel in the never-sleeping Las VegasStrip is safe from any haunted activity, but think again. Flamingo Hotel and Casino, the oldest operating hotel in the Strip, is home to the ghost of mobster Bugsy Siegel. He was shot by his angry investors just a few days after they opened the resort. Guests have reported seeing a ghostly figure in the garden near Siegel’s memorial.
FIRST WORLD HOTEL, MALAYSIA
The colorful façade of this Malaysian hotel is far from its interior horrors. If other hotels only have a forbidden room, The First World Hotel, has basically forebode the whole 21st floor. Once you enter your room in the hotel for the first time, you should turn everything on – lights and TV – to announce that you are alive and you will use the room for a few nights.
TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI, INDIA
This beautiful hotel doesn’t have such a beautiful back story. Even if it is considered as one of Mumbai’s most luxurious and attractive hotel, apparently, the architect of the place was not convinced enough. He jumped off the 5th floor of the building because he was so upset with the direction of where the hotel was built. Until now, guests have met him down one of the many hallways or hear his footsteps in the roof.
THE STANLEY HOTEL, COLORADO, USA
Stephen King stayed one night in this hotel and found out that they’re the only guests for the night. He stayed in Room 217 and had a nightmare thus the inspiration to his hit novel “The Shining”. Numerous guests have already sworn to hear doors shut, pianos playing and mysterious voices at night especially on the 4th floor. Since the hotel is infamous for its paranormal activities, they invested on it and offered ghost tours.
DALHOUSIE CASTLE, SCOTLAND
If you like to experience royal hauntings, you should stay a night at the stunning Dalhousie Castle and maybe get an encounter with the 13th century ghosts of Sir Alexander Ramsay and Lady Catherine. The castle has already seen thousands of people come and go and aside from the ghostly presence, this traditional hotel has many amazing antiques and relics in the building.