Over the Hill and Through the Woods: Road Trip Tips

An open compass laying on top of a mapBroken Bow is a town in McCurtain County, OK that is uniquely nestled between the Red River Basin and the Ouachita Mountains. Broken Bow Lake, with its 180 miles of gorgeous shoreline sits just north of us and foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains are a stone’s throw away. A visit here brings rest, relaxing and fun! Whether you want low-key or are up for some adventure, there is so much to see and do. Of course, those of us that live here are partial to the area’s beauty but you will find that a trip over will bring memories to last a lifetime. We see many guests at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes that drive from all over to spend time in and around Broken Bow. If you have a road trip coming up this summer, we thought we’d gather some helpful tips to make your trip smooth and relaxing.

Road Trippin’ Tips

First, start out with a clean car. You will most likely gather all sorts of papers, wrappers and trash along the way so purge your car from all the accumulated junk at the start. The glove box in particular tends to be a catchall area so clean that out and make sure you have all your necessary documentation should you get pulled over.

Second, consider a full-vehicle inspection to make sure all the fluid levels are good, wiper blades are working and everything turns on and shuts off as it should. This pre-maintenance check-up could save you from an on the road disaster. Make sure your trunk is stocked with a tire iron, bottled water, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit and reflectors should you have to make a fix-it pit stop. Check the condition of your spare tire and have a roadside rescue number handy should you need to call professional help.

Third, if you are on a budget, calculate your gas mileage before you go so you can plan accordingly. This will help in deciding how many tourist detours you want to take along the way.

Fourth, if you are bringing kids, prepare ahead! Bring lots of snacks and drinks, games to play and music to pass the time. Many have their own personal devices these days but it may be fun to put them away and play some family scavenger hunt games along the way instead.

Fifth, to stay in touch with home and be reachable if you will be meeting up with friends, ask your cell phone provider about coverage areas and when you may be slapped with enormous roaming fees.

Last, if you will be staying at one of the luxury cabins at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, let us know of your arrival time and should you desire, we can have your cabin stocked with any necessities or groceries that you would like!

Our cabins make the perfect vacation home and we have several to choose from depending on what style you prefer and the size of your group. For reservation information contact us today at (580) 306-2266.

 

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