Want Some Winter Sun? Why a Road Trip Around Florida Could Be The Perfect Choice

17 December 2016

If you are craving some sunshine right about now, then a trip to warmer climes seems like a good option. The US has plenty of places that are still nice and sunny at this time of year. One of those places is Florida; it doesn’t get the name the sunshine state for no reason. There are a lot of places to go in Florida, though, so it can be tricky to decide where in the state that you’d like to visit. The theme parks of Orlando, or the hustle and bustle of Miami? So a road trip around Florida is a great way to see all of the sights and locations that you’d like to. It is a place that is pretty cheap to hire a car too. So, when are you going? Here are some of my tips for planning a road trip around the state of Florida.


Set a Budget


One of the first things to do is to decide what your budget will be. That will determine how much you have to spend on gas, so will decide how far around the state you can travel. It will also decide how many stops you can have and stays in hotels. So it determines a lot about your trip and the length of it. It might be a good idea to set a daily amount and then work it around that. You could book places to stay in advance if you want to keep your budget quite tight. But hotels could be found last minute if you prefer to do know where you’ll be staying on the actual day.


Find a Good Car Rental


If you are planning a road trip then you need a pretty good car to get you around, right? So look for a car that will fit your needs. Will you have a lot of luggage with you or will you travel light? That, along with how many passengers there will be, will help you to decide the size of the car you will need. Then you can shop around and find the best price that you can afford. If you wanted another option, you could be a charter bus rental. Ir if you are traveling solo, then you could even think about something like a motorcycle. If you have the license for one, of course.

Budget for Extras


It Florida, a lot of the roads that you will be traveling on are toll roads. Quite often they are less than a dollar or so each time. But on long journeys, it can really add up. So make sure that you budget for this kind of thing when you are planning your trip. It is also important to budget for car insurance and any incidentals that you might need along the way, like parking, for instance.


Plan For The Heat


Make sure that you pack wisely for your road trip. You need to make sure that you pack for the heat. Florida is pretty warm (and humid) all year round. So pack sunglasses for the long drives you’ll be doing, as well as other sun protection. You don’t want to overheat in the car either. So dress appropriately for the trip.

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