Travel through Michigan's upper peninsula can be beautiful during the day but desolate at night. With towns few and far between on some highways and prolific wildlife, it can be a daunting task to drive across it. Here are some travel tips to help make the drive safer.
Check weather reports frequently. Fog clouds often sweep across vast parts of the peninsula.
Check fill tires with air, check spare tire, change oil and check fluids. You do not want to break down on secluded roads or highways.
Never let your gas tank get to low, always keep at least 50 miles worth of gas in your car. just because a town in only a few miles away does not mean if will have a gas station open. Many places are closed by midnight.
Make frequent stops and check in with friends and family while stopped. Letting them know where you are is good encase of accidents or mishaps.
when driving at night or in foggy weather, try to drive behind a semi truck. This is also good to do when driving in Deer season.
keep an emergency car kit with extra flashlight batteries.
Have bottled water and snacks in car. A smaller cooler with freezer pack keeps drinks cool and snacks fresh.
bring your camera, enjoy the scenery and tourist attractions.