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Road Trip Basics

Planning a road trip? Here are 6 tips to help you plan a successful excursion.

  1. Bring an Atlas: A map that is printed on paper is the surest way to not end up lost. Sometimes phones run out of power and chargers get lost. You may feel like you are in the late 1990’s, but it’s not fun to take a long detour to nowhere you want to go.
  2. Make Space: If at all possible, don’t fill up your car with the maximum occupancy of people and pile luggage to the ceiling. Minivans are the ideal road trip vehicle, but if you don’t have one do your best to make as much space as possible.
  3. Don’t Follow a Tight Schedule: Driving for 24 hours straight is miserable. Don’t plan on the minimum time possible to get to any of your destinations. This will allow for spontaneous detours to see random attractions. Make sure you in a hotel or other accommodation with a bed unless you are camping of course.
  4. Eat Healthily: Road trips are supposed to be fun. We associate candy with fun. Eating junk food hour after hour and day after day will leave you wanting a road trip to the doctor. Bring plenty of healthy snacks.
  5. Plan the Electronics: Are you going to be listening to music while you drive? Maybe you will be listening to an audiobook, or just talking. Make sure everyone on the trip has some input into how some of the time will be spent in the automobile.
  6. Talk to the Locals: You can always look on Google for review of where to eat and what to see, or you can just ask the locals. The person working at the gas station might know a thing or two that will interest you.

Source: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-plan-the-perfect-road-trip-1581847075

 
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