Inspire yourself for a long distance drive.

Best time to go long distance driving? You are never too old for a long distance driving trip. Do you often crave an escape from your hurly-burly of daily life and yearn to get away? Tweets and constant barrage of bad and sad world news getting you down? Want to be in charge again of […]

Bush road mechanics- when to whack the starter motor.

Will future cars require a specialized mechanic? Will we be leasing and not owning our vehicles? If something goes wrong, will we simply exchange our vehicle for another? Changes are ahead but today, if you go off road and into remote places without phone coverage, it is safer to have some mechanical knowledge of your […]

3 easy safety tips for spare tyre, windscreen and headlights on long road trips

We all have our basic checklists for car preparation before a long road trip such as checking the tyres and filling the fuel tank but here are three simple, quick and overlooked tips to keep you safe on a long distance drive. Check the spare tyre pressure Often we take the spare wheel hidden in […]

10 point checklist to stay alert on a long road trip.

      Fatigue can be a killer on long distance driving trips. The common advice is to stop every few hours and have a short rest; walk around, stretch cramped muscles, re – focus your eyes and eat or drink a snack. However it does depend on your energy level, motivation to complete the […]

Five tips for healthy long distance driving

What are  top five tips for staying healthy on long distance drives?   No matter whether you are driver or navigator, you need to be in top condition with; Good vision and eye protection No back, neck or shoulder  pain Alertness and quick reflexes Nutrition and hydration A spirit of enjoyment Vision and eye protection […]

5 tips to reduce stress on long distance drives

    The purpose of this blog is to reduce stress in the cabin so that long distance driving is as relaxed, safe and fun as possible. See my earlier posts for a variety of topics. Let’s go through some of the general ways to keep angst to a minimum. These are some true and […]

6 tips for route instructions between navigator and driver in long distance driving

How effective is your communication between driver and passenger? When giving route instructions is the message clear and understood? Or is there misunderstanding with a sudden increase of stress in the car cabin? Do you let each other know that you have listened? When talking face- to- face such as at home, in the street, […]

Instructions between driver and navigator, No! / Go! in long distance driving

What route instructions are best in the car cabin? Whose voice needs to be loud and clear? Does your communication pattern add calm or stress to your road trip? Apart from listening to the voice of Mr Tom Tom, clear verbal instructions are necessary between navigator and driver. They need to be said in a […]