Road trip tips for a relaxing staycation journey

Whether it’s to admire the countryside views or explore the big city, due to COVID19 restrictions, we’re all staycationing within the country this year. 

This summer, we ventured out to the friendly city of Edinburgh. Beautiful views and vibes; the city has great activities to offer and lots of fab places to eat. However, the 4-hour journey could have been more pleasant, so today we’re going to share some tips with you on how to enjoy the journey and to arrive at your destination safely and comfortably. 

1. Plan your route – ensure the correct address has been put into the sat nav. This will prevent frustration and help you stay on track and on time. 

2. Food and drinks – because what’s a road trip without snacks?! Pack a mixture of fruit, junk food and nuts to keep everyone’s energy up during the drive. Keep the driver awake, don't forget to plan a coffee break or pack some in a thermos. Stay hydrated, but not too much so that the driver needs to keep stopping!

3. Keep a spray in car to keep seats clean and smell free - during long distance driving, researchers have also recommended keeping a calming/refreshing scent nearby. When you feel you need a boost, have a smell. “A pleasant, all-natural pick-me-up has been shown to reduce fatigue and increase alertness,” say researchers. Our scents are refreshing and are created with 100% natural oil blends; smelling them will ensure you're provided with its full benefit. Our Oud Woods blend is a mild, calming, invigorating scent that will relax your mind and body. With the home spray, your food smells will instantly disappear and leave the atmosphere energised and relaxed for the journey ahead. 

oud woods home spray 

Nuhr Home Oud Woods Home Spray

4. Good music, audio books and entertainment are a must to prevent frustration and bickering during travelling (especially if you have children). It is also important to keep the driver entertained to prevent fatigue.  Start your holiday from the moment you step into the car and begin making memories. Make each other laugh, have a karaoke session and a mandatory game of 'eye-spy'. 

5. Most importantly, make sure your seat is adjusted properly for your body, tilted for maximum blood flow. If you feel a driving “trance” coming on, sit up. Take breaks to stretch and walk around. Ensure the driver is well looked after for a safe and happy journey. 

Happy holidays from Nuhr!