Road Trip Tips and Tricks 

If you have convinced yourself that you are ready for your road trip, there are still some things you can do to make your trip be the best it can. One can never be too prepared right? Here are some tips and tricks to make your trip the greatest one yet. 

Road Trip Tips

  1. Get a pass for National Parks 

A national park pass can come at a hefty price. But it will be all worth it. It will be the best expensive spend you’ll have if you plan on going on long road trips across different states. A pass will grant you entrance and access to services and facilities of national parks. You can walk, hike, and drive around among others.  

  1. Get a gas card 

Being on the road entails having to gas up a lot. You can’t just let all those fuels go to waste. Get a gas card to earn points, grocery discounts, and some other cash back. 

  1. Plan your day accordingly 

Plan on how your day is going to go. It would be wise to plan where you are going to sleep unless you will sleep in your car or go camping. Your day shouldn’t be spent too much on driving. Also, don’t plan on going to a lot of places especially if they are far.  

  1. Try not to research every single detail 

Although you can research your stops ahead of time, don’t be too specific. You don’t want reality to destroy your expectations. 

  1. Have a map you can write on 

Bring a real map and a marker so you can track where you go and where you’ve been to. It can be your trip memorabilia too. 

  1. Start the journey in the morning 

Driving early in the morning means you won’t be under any traffic on the road. In addition to that, you’ll be able to watch how the world wakes up. 

  1. Bring your favorite CD 

Yes, you read that right. Like a printed photo, a CD will be more memorable because the player will play the songs over and over again. If you happen to hear the songs in a store, you’ll be reminded of the amazing trip and memories you had. 

  1. Eat light except during supper 

You definitely want to eat light during the day to avoid frequent trips to the comfort room. It can be a challenge to find especially if you are still on the road. A big meal also means you’ll get sleepy after having it. And it’s absolutely not safe driving with a sleepy head. 

  1. Have extra money 

Bring extra cash and coins with you. You will need to gas up frequently and not all gas stations accept cards. 

  1. Tell family or friends where you are 

This is very important. Let them know where you will be sleeping at, what day and where you are going to go next. In case something happens, at least they have a record of your whereabouts. 

If for some reason your car gives up on you while you are still on the road, contact a towing service nearby to give you road assistance. 

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