Summer is upon us, and it’s time for adventure! An American classic for those seeking adventure is a road trip. With miles of the open road and so much to explore, there’s no wonder it’s become such an iconic way to travel! To help you make the most of your next embarkment, we’ve put together seven road trip tips.
1. The Perfect Playlist
Singing at the top of your lungs with your best friends as you serenade each other in the car is easily one of the best feelings. We all have the songs that make us want to turn the volume up and forget all our worries. Try putting together a shared playlist on Spotify or Apple Music so everyone on your trip can contribute and make a master playlist you’ll all love! You just might find a new favorite artist in the process!
2. Car Games
Driving for hours on end can get a little monotonous. Remember all of those car games you used to play as a kid like “punch buggy” or “I spy” to pass the time? You might be surprised how fun it can be to break them back out! You can even add more rules or your own spin on classics to create your very own ultimate car game! Want to make it more interesting? Place some bets and let the competition grow!
Creating the perfect spread of snacks for a road trip is a fine art. You have to have the perfect balance of healthy options and guilty pleasures! Check out our Road Trip Snack board on Pinterest for some of our favorite ideas and recipes.
4. Scenic Stops
Before you depart, check online to see if there are any fun or scenic locations along the way. It might sound cliche, but you need to find joy in the journey as well as the destination! You can even mark your “must see” spots on google maps to ensure you hit them all along the way.
5. Eat Local
If you’re going to travel, make sure to get the full experience! It may be more convenient to run through a fast food joint you’re familiar with, but it can be so much more fulfilling to try something brand new! Make sure to hit up Yelp to see what the best dining options are along the way. You just might discover a new favorite dish!
6. Safety First
Road trips can be so much fun, but it’s important to keep your safety top of mind. Make sure to get your car checked out before embarking on your adventure and ensure that your whole crew wears their seatbelts, follows traffic laws, and never drives drowsy!
7. Leave Room for Spontaneity
Don’t get too caught up in the details! Some of the best memories are made in the spur of the moment. Keep an open mind and roll with the punches. We promise you’ll make memories to last a lifetime!