Sitting in a cramped car for eight hours a day, panicking that you've forgotten your socks and trying to avoid getting lost are less than ideal ways to spend a road trip. Here at JUCY, we love an adventure - but we also love to relax. We've put together our best tips on how to relax whilst you're out exploring on your JUCY adventure.
1. MORNING YOGA
Sunrise yoga is so refreshing. It helps you stretch out your muscles, clear your mind and puts you in a better mood. Try to start your day by spending 10 minutes getting yourself in a positive mindset for an adventure packed day.
Usually we are all about blasting an epic roadie playlist but when you want something more relaxing, go for a podcast. Pick any topic, I guarantee there will be a podcast about it. Heck, pick a travel one! Listening to people converse and make you laugh, instead of loud music can be a nice change for your road trip entertainment.
3. MAKE THE CAMPERVAN COZY
If you really want to feel Zen - it's all about the fairy lights. Chuck some cozy blankets in the back, put on some fairy lights and watch a movie. There is NOTHING better than this. Okay, there is one thing that can make it better - awesome snacks. We're thinking hot cocoa, marshmallows - the works.
4. PULL OVER AND EXPLORE
If road trip stresses like traffic are getting to you, park up somewhere and go for a walk. Get out of the van, breathe in some fresh air and stretch your muscles. You’ll return to your adventure feeling happier, more relaxed and with more epic memories of the crazy waterfall you discovered!
5. EAT WHAT YOU WANT
Here at JUCY we understand that eating healthy is an ideal - but we can't eat healthy all the time now can we? On a road trip, allow yourself to relax and enjoy yourself. Try chocolate from every town you visit, have pancakes for breakfast - live a little!
6. DRIVE COASTAL
Think about it this way - grey, packed motorways or green, fresh coastal drives? We know the answer to that one! Try to find routes along the ocean and explore the road less travelled.
One of our favourite things about camping is that you can get up close and personal with everything Mother Nature has to offer. Take some blankets outside and see how many shooting stars you can see! One of our very own JUCY crew members has a 10-year long tradition of finding shooting stars!
8. READ A BOOK
Put the phone on silent, pull over on the beach and lose yourself in a book you've been wanting to read. Reading is so relaxing, especially when you don't have much energy left after the days' epic adventures!
9. SLEEP IN
If you're the driver, it's especially important you don't drive tired! Allow yourself to get the sleep you need - when your holiday ends you'll be glad you did! You'll be more awake and have more energy to explore new places.
10. GET CREATIVE
Take a sketchbook and pencil and draw when you feel like it. Mind map your thoughts and feelings, draw what you see, make lists. It's a nice thing to look back on from your road trip and can improve your mood.
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