On the road with Land Rover

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Planning the perfect road trip is a dose of creating the ultimate playlist, switching off your sense of direction (GPS on standby), strap on your seatbelt and get ready for an adventure.

Naturally I would take one great friend or a few good mates who can stand the long hours of driving, plenty of rest stops and unplanned detours. It’s been awhile since I’ve planned an awesome vacation but there are a couple of things to consider.

Know your destination and have an idea how to get there and a plan B (hence the GPS or a map).

90 minutes north of Sydney on the spectacular NSW Bouddi Peninsula, set high on the escarpment is the Pretty Beach House. It’s a luxury heaven nestled in the national park, where simplicity, elegance and service is immaculate. With Stefano Manfredi flavours in the kitchen, a Bouddi Spa to unwind and the luxury guesthouse boasting bespoke retreat accommodation.

Each pavilion has a generous king bedroom, separate dressing room, deluxe bathroom, open-plan sitting area and a fully stocked bar. Colours and textures of the surrounding landscape inspire interiors and furnishings. The Retreat, Hideaway and Bayview open out onto a private deck with a daybed and their own plunge pool.

With Land Rover Discovery Sport, it’s the most versatile compact SUV and perfect for any weekend road trip. A room to fit up to five adults, two children and still room for your legs and luggage.

It’s only when you’re sitting in the Land Rover that you appreciate the quality of the car, a comfortable drive in the city as it is off-road, leather upholstery, modern detailing and a range of accessories.

What to pack on a weekend getaway? I can only recommend the basics and I’ll leave the intimates and other items to you.

From the gym to the studio to the airport, this all-purpose duffel is designed to carry your essentials. I am always on the lookout for a multi-functional, bag that can carry the weight of my athletic and travelling life in one compact size. While that doesn’t sound like too much to ask, plenty of guys would agree that decent bags are hard to come by. Living up to the brand name, this Lululemon Daily Sweat Duffel is thoughtfully designed and carefully created with the everyday person in mind. Equipped with plenty of pockets, strong zips, a water-resistant sheen and a separate compartment for sweaty clothes, this bag is a great buy. Similarly the High Mileage Duffel doesn’t have the over-sized look that many other brands offer. You can either opt for the small hand-held straps, which is ideal for carrying across short distances, or my personal favourite is to sling the bag across one shoulder using the mid-length straps.

Clearly.com.au is the one coolest online eyewear retailer, empowering customers to easily browse, try on and buy sunnies, specs, contacts and even goggles – saving money, time and sanity. Check out the great selection from Joseph Marc and fun pair of sunnies from the Love range for her. I recommend Joseph Marc Sun 4099 Gold. These aviator sunglasses come in shiny gold metal with wood temples. Brown polarized lenses provide optimal vision. Travel accessories are never boring with the fun sun Love collection. Inspired by the swingin’ 60s, circular sunnies get a modern update with the cool mix of acetate and metal of LOVE L7003s Black. Glossy Italian acetate is matched with shiny silver for a bold, trendy look.

It’s hard to envisage any reasons why the Land Rover Discovery Sport isn’t your first choice for a road trip. Take a test drive, you will not be disappointed.

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Is no stranger to the hospitality industry, having begun his career in hotels in 1996. An avid traveller who seeks luxury and contemporary style through culture, fashion, hotels & destination, food & beverage and meeting local personalities who shape the future. Specialising in promoting five-star hotels & destinations, restaurants, small bars, to conference & events through this online magazine. Attending media & tourism famils, public relations events within the luxury sector.