Hit The Road Everything You Need For A Memorable Road Trip

Road trips are enjoying a moment in the spotlight thanks to travel restrictions, which mean that it’s not possible to jet off to far-flung destinations. If you’ve decided to hit the road, and you’re keen to enjoy a memorable trip, here are some steps to follow. 

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Make sure you have a reliable vehicle

When it comes to planning a road trip, you have two options. You can either drive and stay over at hotels or camp, or you can buy or hire a vehicle like a motorhome or a camper, which will get you from A to B and provide overnight accommodation. If you’re driving, you need to make sure that you have a reliable car.

You don’t want to design a fabulous, fun-packed itinerary and have to abandon plans because you’ve broken down or it’s taking forever to get to your destination. If you have grand plans, and you’re due to replace your car soon, look into swapping before your trip. Modern vehicles like the new Jaguar F-Pace are ideal for family adventures in the great outdoors, as well as commuting and city driving.

If you’re happy with your existing car, and you’re ready and raring to go, make sure you’re up to date with services and check the tyres, oil and screenwash levels and lights before you travel. 

Choose a destination

The next step is to choose your destination. When narrowing down your options, it’s wise to think about how far you want to travel and what you want to do on your trip.

Do you want to try new activities and test your mettle in the great outdoors, are you keen to explore the coast, or do you fancy visiting attractions like castles, museums, country houses or zoos? Once you’ve decided how far you want to go, you can start researching activities and attractions in the area.

If you plan to visit places that are popular with tourists, it’s a good idea to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Plan your route

Now that you know where you’re going, you can plan your route. If you’ve got a long journey ahead, it’s useful to look at a map, as well as checking out the routes on your sat nav, just in case there is heavy traffic or you lose signal once you get off the beaten track.

It’s also beneficial to mark out places to stop to fill up the tank, grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs, especially if you’re travelling with children or you have a furry friend for company.

Planning ahead will give you an idea of how long the journey should take and minimise the risk of getting lost and losing time. 

Make the journey fun

Planning an unforgettable road trip relies on having fun both when you’re in the car and when you’re exploring outdoors.

To keep everyone entertained, play games, put some new playlists together, stock up on snacks and drinks and bring toys, books and devices to watch films on if you have children and you’re going to be in the car for hours. 

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Road trips are the holiday of choice for many people at the moment. If you’re hoping to hit the roads in the coming weeks, follow these simple steps for a brilliant break. 

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The MB Fairy – Brownie & Smarties Rocky Road (Glasgow): : Review

GIFTED


The MB Fairy sent me a wee message and asked if I would like to try some of her cakes, which I said yes as I have a very sweet tooth.

She was nice enough to deliver to my work, and I got to meet her and have a wee chat with her. She is a lovely lady, and makes lovely cakes…but do they taste good? well just continue reading to find out.

If you check out her instagram page @thembfairy you will see how good everything looks.⠀

Smarties Rocky road

The first item was Smarties Rocky road, just the name sounds good and time to taste.⠀

I loved this, the favour and the texture the added smarties was a very nice touch and I preferred it this way to the normal way.⠀

You need to check this out and let me know what you think!! ⠀

Brownie

Time to try her Brownie, for me brownies can be hit or miss….some not soft enough, some don’t have a great texture so it was time to taste.⠀

This was perfect, it tasted really nice, the texture was perfect and it was the perfect consistency

This was finished in one sitting 🙂 ⠀

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the rocky road or brownie.

As you can see the Rocky Road and Brownie looked and tasted really good, they were so good I finished them the same night as I got them.

I highly recommend you visit her Instagram profile and send her a wee message to order some of her cakes and let me know what you think.


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Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 3rd October 2020


With my appetite slowly returning, I decided to take a visit to one of my favorite restaurants Swadish.

I have been here a few times and tried their Heat & Eat, which if you havent check out here VIEW as at the time I am posting this there is a mini lockdown for restaurants so check it out for a great take away!!.

I have never had a bad meal here, everything has always been very tasty and extremely morish.

Todays Order

As I said I wasnt too hungry but I wanted to try and see what I could eat, as there were 3 dishes I wanted to try.

The Food

Crispy Kale Bhajis £4.50
Battered Kale, Onions, Gram Flour, Minted Yoghurt.

This is something I would have never ordered, but today I wanted to give it a try.

On arrival this looked very nice, and also the smell was really good to. I am glad I did order this as it was nice and crispy with an amazing taste, everything worked really well.

This was a really good dish, the sauce, kale, crispness was really really nice.

If like me this is something you would skip, don’t!! trust me you will really like this.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course

Butter Chicken Naanwich £7.00
Finger licking chicken marinated in lemon, lots of butter and tangy spices, toped with a caramelised onions and spicy tomato salsa.

I follow Swadish on Instagram, and this popped up a few times and really tickled my tastebuds so I knew I had to order this when I visited.

On arrival this was a big portion, and visually looked really nice and the smell mmmm my mouth started to water.

The first bit through to the last bite were just perfect, the flavours of everything and the textures really it was a perfect mouthful every time.

This is something I would 100% order again.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Side

Poppadom Nachos £5.50

This sounded interesting, as I have never had or heard of Poppadom Nachos before so I had to order and see what it was like.

On arrival this looked really interesting, and I couldnt wait to dig in and try it.

WOW this was so good, it was a modern Indian take on a classic and it worked 100%. The sauces, the salsa and poppadoms worked really well together.

You need to order this!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

Tonight I tried dishes I might not have ordered, and I am so glad I did as now I can recommend them to you to try as they will blow your mind!

I highly recommend everything I had tonight, and in my previous reviews and if you havent visited Swadish before then you need to add it to your place to visit as it will become your new favourite place for dinner.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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