The open road, a sense of adventure, and a full tank of gas are some of the most important ingredients for a successful road trip. Here are some more ways to make the most of your adventure, whether you’re setting out to explore your own backyard or you’re venturing across the country. PACK LIGHT You’re living out of the car when you’re road tripping, so it’s imperative not to overload yourself with too much stuff. Bring only the most essential toiletries — like sunscreen, wet wipes, moisturizer, Band-Aids, toothbrush, and toothpaste — and keep the clothing to a minimum: one jacket, one pair of jeans, a couple sweaters, a few pairs of warm socks. Not only will it save space and keep your car organized, but it also leaves room for souvenirs that you’re likely to pick up along the way. HAVE A FLEXIBLE PLAN It’s good to have a solid plan and main destination stops, but keep things flexible enough that if you want to pull over to that cute little farm shop down a beaten path for lunch, you can. Or if you take a detour somewhere spectacular that you would love to spend the day wandering around, you have enough leeway that it won’t derail the rest of your trip. BRING YOUR CAMERA Enjoy the moment and be totally present — but don’t forget to snap a few shots here and there. These are memories that you will look back on, cherish, and smile at later in life. The most important ingredient for a road trip, of course? A car! With convenient locations in Greater Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, Zoom Rentals is the first choice for vehicle rentals. We have a wide variety of options to choose from, including compact sedans, pickup trucks, and luxury SUVs, and pride ourselves in our excellent customer service and affordable rates. Reserve your vehicle with us today and hit the road!