Traveling isn't just taking a plane or cruising on a ship - you can hop into a car or van, especially if you're someone who loves taking in views while on the road. 

However, feeling confident on foreign roads - while intimidating - doesn't have to be hard. You've got plenty of resources on your side to make sure you're breezing down those roads and singing alone to your travel playlist in total comfort!

So, let's make sure you're ready to get behind the wheel of an unknown vehicle, made for a road that might be very different from what you're used to. Here are some tips for ensuring you can travel comfortably and in style when you're road-tripping in another country.

Note: Yes, we're in a pandemic at the moment, but take this little article as a guide for when you're back traveling the world!


Do your research 

Doing some research before you go is essential to feeling comfortable about where you'll be driving. For example, simply learning if you're supposed to be on the left or right side of the road could be the solution to all of your anxiety! But at the same time, it'd be good to figure out what kinds of speed limits are common in the country, and what their road sign colors mean.


Get a Terrain-friendly Vehicle

At the same time, it's going to be hard to bring your own car along with you, unless you're on a cruise ship or you've been able to cross bridges. So, when you're in another country and you want to drive around it, hire a car that's perfect for the roads there. It'll be terrain- friendly, the wheel will be on the right side, and it'll feel quite natural to slip into the driver's seat.

Before you hire, check the availability and reputation of the rental garages. Most of all, make sure you've compared the price differences between the shops, such as Burswood Car Rentals and other surrounding, local vehicle hire companies. After all, you're asking to take out a whole vehicle, and if you've already got one of your own, you know just how expensive they can be to run!


Learn a Little of the Language

If you're completely new to this country, and you don't speak even a single word of language, it's time to change that. You're going to want to actually read those road signs, and if you ever get stopped by a traffic warden or other relevant officials, you're going to want to know and understand the key words.

So learn a little of the driving language! It's easy to look up some of it online (and you can even write them down in your phone to keep as a handy reference guide).

Feeling confident when you're driving down foreign roads isn't impossible. You've got plenty of time to work ahead and know what you need to do, so make sure you go online and do some research. Regardless of who you are, knowing how to drive is definitely a valuable skill to have.