A couple of things I’ve learned that should be done well in advance of leaving on a road trip.
- Getting a new camera, phone, or other “necessary” device
This one should be obvious, but I did find my camera broken only days before vacation one year, managed to pick out a new one by the day before we left, and my photos left a lot to be desired. This was back in the days before cell phones, by the way. If it’s something new that you’re going to have to learn how to use, get it in time to learn it. Don’t think like I did that it would be something to do along the way. You’ll need it before you learn it.
- Getting a new swimsuit
Depending on what time of year you go, you could either find a lot of swimsuits or a few leftovers on sale. We often go later in the summer, so I’ve dealt with the sale leftovers; I’ve occasionally gotten lucky.
- Figuring out just what all you can pack in for a back country island beach camping situation
This is what I’m working on now…