The Dream of Car travel: practical tips for you to plan your
One Day you saw that genius Road Trip and remembered a latent desire, but forgotten by the routine and obligations of normal life: Take the road by car. Who ever? The question is, what to do with this will? You Will leave aside and forget again or organize your trip, choose a genial playlist and close the door to just return… Who knows when?
Well, if you decided to give your imagination a ball and turn it into reality, congratulations! To celebrate your decision and help with some practical tips, we created this article with the goal that everything works out and you come back telling genius stories and not what ended up going wrong. Shall we go?
Define the route
One of the coolest things about traveling by car is the possibility of going anywhere, anytime you want. Okay, freedom is genius, but it’s also worth defining some destinations, or at least going towards some. So If you change your mind on the way, that’s fine.
Even so, choosing the destination serves to plan the route, and in them, identify the points of support and stops for you to supply, rest a little or take off that selfie in a fantastic gazebo. In Fact, it can be said that the best of Brazil is found precisely in points that are not necessarily in the tourist maps. By car, you can afford to go discovering havens.
Vehicle: Own or depart for theCar rental?
That’s the million-dollar question. Actually, it all depends. If you have a car in perfect condition, with all the documentation in day and available for free use (if not shared, for example), nothing like going with your cart and making it participate in the story along with you.
Now, if your car is not 100, if it’s not ‘only you ‘ or if you want to start the trip from a point away from where you live, the best option is to count on the advantages of car rental. What is not missing are rental companies that deliver the car in one city and receive in another, besides the GPS facilities and vehicle status. How do you find a good vehicle? Easy, type “Car Rental RJ“(or the city you need) and you will see what options are not missing!
The best thing is that you guarantee a reliable vehicle and, even if something happens, the same is exchanged and the ransom saves you. On the other hand, you can choose the model best suited to your needs. Imagine taking an offroad? Or a convertible to travel, literally, with your hair in the wind? Luxury and wealth;).
What’s missing to get on the road?
Some say that to travel by car is only necessary to have two things: a car and a driver. It May be, but let’s just tell the truth, even for the trip to run smoothly or you have to arrange things all the time, you’d better go out with everything ready. We could even make a checklist of personal objects, but each person is a world, let’s just cite some universal needs of an authentic car traveler:
Playlist- Music is all on a trip. What do you like to hear? Play all your MP3 on mobile or on a USB stick, think that not every place has Internet and running out of soundtrack at that time is not an option.
Documentation- Personal and vehicle (if you do not opt for car rental). To stay, you need to present personal documents and there is a place that asks for something that proves that you are you at the time to pass the credit card, for example. Health Plan Card and, if traveling with children, birth certificate of everyone, if required by supervision in some control.
Useful Objects- The best way to travel by car is to be able to take a lot of things! Then You can play whatever you think is necessary in the trunk. Food is good, so you don’t get hungry on the way, water is critical. Toilet Paper, hair dryer, small board, sunscreen, everything goes. There’s no harm in a ice cream, either. And If you’re the type to cook and camp, a camping kit could be salvation.
What else?- Decide and leave. Even the lodging you can go see on the way, discover cool places and ask for directions. The most important thing is to go! So do not leave your wills aside, your personal road trip is waiting for you, and can be done much more easily than you think, but only become reality. So, good luck with the preparations and foot on the road! Then tell us about the Luxury Passport, how was your trip!
Dreaming of the Caribbean but no money or time to fly there? How about a quick getaway on the coast? São Sebastião (San Sebastian) is great for those who love quiet and deserted beaches, walks and trails in the middle of the forest.
Hey people, everybody frying in the scorching heat of summer 2014? Guys, I confess that even for me, Brazilian born and raised, is a bit too much! I am literally melting in my first Brazilian summer after 7 years in Switzerland! And to catch up with some chilling time by the beach I went to the north coast of São Paulo with my two months baby and my sister Meire. Facing the road with such a young baby and the heat of the coast were great challenges! But we survived.
We went to Maresias beach in São Sebastião. Already on the road I began to remember why I love going down to the coast. The scenery is beautiful: waterfalls, massive forest area, dangerous cliffs – beautiful and breathtaking. Maresias is a well known beach and said to be great for surfing. I like calm and empty beaches, with lots of nature and preferably no skyscrapers. São Sebastião is one of those cities that has not been destroyed by real estate speculation. Most of its beaches remain deserted, pristine beaches such as the beach of Santiago.
Sunset in Maresias
Enjoying sunset with my babyboy
On the third day we went to Santiago beach and it was well worth the trip. The beach is beautiful, deserted, crystal green waters, surrounded by trees and native vegetation providing gentle shadows all day. Make to take a good repellent and stay close other people. On site is a makeshift bar next to a camping, and this is the only place where you can drink and eat something. The entrance to the beach is a bit hidden, you know? Beautiful vacation homes can be seen behind gardens of rainforest, revealing the high level of local regulars.
Arriving on the Santiago beach
Running to get away from the super hot sand
Back to Maresias this beach is more “pop” with cute little shops and restaurants. Look for Kanaloa restaurant to eat overlooking the beach or to drink a cold coconut milk by the sands.
It was a different experience traveling with my baby for the first time, and he is still so young, yet a delight to leave the city and breath some salty air! For those of you who enjoy waterfalls, hiking and boating São Sebastião offers all this and more.
Must-haves in the travel bag:
– High SPF
– Air conditioning in the room
– Preferably a hotel with a pool because at the peak hours you will not want to go to the beach in the scorching heat!
– Get the number of a taxi service BEFORE arriving in the village.
PS: at the guesthouse where we stayed, it was all 220V. Beware of 110V appliances!
Today I opened my email to find some amazing pictures of accommodations for those who enjoy safaris. Houses are built in trees amidst the lush nature of South Africa, where the tourist can go back to childhood and enjoy the pleasures of a tree house, but this time with the comfort of plush couches, private bar and a very luxurious set up. Need to relax? Stay in a tree house!
Have you ever imagined spending the night in a heavenly place like the one in these photos, surrounded by a paradisiac and quiet landscape?
This setting is perfect for a romantic trip, for those times when what we want most is love and enjoy the company of our beloved one without anyone around. It’s the old story of “love in a cottage” that becomes real, only that here the cabin has a luxurious decor, champagne on ice and delicious breakfast, all adorned by beautiful furniture. And all this framed by nature, you’ll be surrounded by wild animals and can watch them very closely.
Is not it an idyllic setting?
Note: These tree houses are integrated into the Kruger National Park, the main postcard of South Africa and most famous safari destination in the country. Here, visitors can observe with a rare close the five biggest African animals: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo. The tour is organized by Teresa Perez Tours.
All the charm and beauty of one of the most beautiful seasons on the continent. It’s spring in Europe! Particularly, I love the fall because it is too romantic with its colors in shades of yellow, brown and rust, but the spring, after a long period of hibernation and gray sky is like a rebirth for life.
Colors and beauty are on all sides. It’s Beauty that doesn’t last more than 10 days. Above, a park in Geneva. Below is Lake Lèman, also in Geneva.
Ana Paula Schäpers
Cresceu na periferia de São Paulo, mudou para a Suíça, depois França e atualmente mora com seu filho em Munique, na Alemanha. Sempre antenada e buscando o melhor de cada destino, adora partilhar suas experiências com pessoas, explorando o mundo feminino, da maternidade, beleza, moda e decoração. Acredita que luxo é viver com criatividade.