The thing about remote overland trips is that you spend an incomprehensible amount of time confined in a car. So my advice is to find a copilot that gives you more highs than lows. Someone that lets you dose off without getting mad, keeps you laughing and has the same taste in music. I tried to keep a list of tips… or things that made my life more comfortable while traveling long distances by car.
- Snacks, a good mixture of salty & sweet. There are only so many chips you can eat.
- A good book, I read Origin & The Lost Tudor Princess on this trip, and am starting Sapians for the journey home.
- Suncream for the window arm. This is how you avoid having one darker limb at the end of the trip.
- Pillow, I took a khaki one from my linen range and it’s been the best car cushion ever. It also doubles up for nighttime use.
Dress – market in Bologna