Whether you’re venturing through the countryside or caravanning along the coast, life on the road has the potential to be a non-stop, fun-filled adventure – but only if you’ve planned ahead. If you’re preparing to leave suburbia behind to try your hand at living in a caravan permanently, these tips will ensure you’re ready for the journey ahead.

Be prepared

Before setting off on your road trip, be sure to have a rough plan in mind. It’s not essential to have every detail mapped out, but a general idea of where you’d like to go will naturally pave the way for your adventure to unfold.

Stock up on plenty of food and water and anticipate any unexpected problems that could potentially occur. This might mean having extra money saved up, or getting in touch with a nearby friend or relative who you can contact if needed. 

Invest in useful gear 

While you should bring only what you need – nothing will weigh you down more than holding onto unnecessary junk – prior to your trip, consider purchasing a few well-chosen items. Splash your cash on things that are bound to be beneficial, such as:

  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • A back-up smartphone charger
  • A car power adapter
  • A GPS navigator.  

Items such as these are advantageous to lengthy road trips and will most likely get you out of a jam (or two). 

Keep fit

Living in a caravan throws off you regular routine, making it harder to stay in peak physical condition. Here’s how to move your body as much as possible to stay fit and healthy while you’re on the move:

  • Walk wherever possible, even if it’s just a short stroll
  • If you’re feeling up to it, put your joggers on first thing in the morning and go for a run
  • Take advantage of your holiday park’s exercise facilities
  • Watch at-home exercise videos on YouTube that can be performed without equipment.

Taking your fur-baby along with you on your road trip? Ingenia Holidays has plenty of dog-friendly caravan parks so the whole family can come along (each Ingenia Holidays location has its own rules regarding pets – please contact your destination park to check what regulations apply).

Roll with the punches

It’s more than likely not everything will go according to plan. Anything can happen when you’re out on the road so it’s important to mentally prepare for this. Be flexible and open to changes in situations as they occur – this will make it easier to enjoy your journey wherever it takes you.

Looking for places to stay on your road trip adventure? Ingenia Holidays has long-term caravan parks dotted across Queensland and New South Wales. Set in stunning locations with something to suit every traveller, our holiday parks can help you make the most of life on the road.