2. Plan your route
Sat Navs and Google Maps have made planning driving holidays much easier. But sometimes the technology can let you down, especially in remote areas. Make sure you have printed directions, a map or the offline version Google Maps – one or all can be useful backups if something does go wrong.
It is also worth bearing in mind that navigation tools usually give you the quickest route from A to B. But this isn’t always the most enjoyable way to travel. It could be worth spending a bit of time to see if you can find a more scenic route, a better service station or if there are any points of interest to stop at if you go a different way.
If you would like to choose a scenic route on Google Maps, you can select the three-dot menu button next to the start point at the top of the screen. Select route options and then you can choose to avoid motorways. You can also choose to ‘add stop’ if you would like to go on some detours without needing to change your directions.