Prepare

  • Make sure you have a full tank petrol
  • Have a USB/car charger for your phone/iPad
  • Connect your phone to your cars speakers with an audio cable or bluetooth
  • Download podcasts and/or audio books before you leave
  • Have snacks and water (services are expensive, and the ones I've been to didn't have any fruit!)
    • Bananas
    • Nuts
    • Chewing gum
    • Babybels
    • More bananas
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Don't recline your seat

Just do it!

Set off 45-60 minutes earlier than Google says you should, for traffic and a quick service stop.
Don't grip the wheel too tightly or you can get tennis elbow like I did.

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