Plan Your Best Road Trip Yet
It’s that time of year again! Summer – when the days are longer, the evenings are more exciting, and the drinks are a bit stronger. It’s the perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway. Here’s your chance to discover local digs, explore new points, and maybe even get a little lost.
So get ready to hit the road because we’ve got the all the tips and tricks to ensure your summer road trip is your best one yet!
Choose Your Location – Or Don’t!
It’s up to you! Sometimes the best trips end with a surprise destination. You might find yourself in a small, hidden town, a boardwalk on the beach, or a theme park on the outskirts of a big city. Whichever you choose, be sure to have an idea of what direction you want to head in. Before taking off, search any local road closures or traffic congestion on your route.
Get App Happy
If you have a smart phone, you’ve already experienced the power and convenience of downloadable apps! But did you know there are tons of helpful apps designed to get you through a road trip? Stop by your Google Play Store or App Store (varies depending on device) to peruse useful apps like Gas Buddy (which locates the least expensive gas stations around you), Spotify (a massive music library with playlists of your favorite tunes), TollSmart (shows nearby toll roads and fees), or Findery (a personalized map of local stories left by other travelers).
Pick Your Playlist
You can’t have the best road trip of your life without the best music! Before you set out, be sure to compile several assorted playlists (either on your music device, phone, or CDs) to keep you going throughout the drive. Be sure to include a variety of genres, styles, and moods so you and your travel partners are never bored. Variety is a must. See some of road-trip favorites here!
Prep Your Budget
It’s important to have an idea of how much money you’re going to spend on your trip. If possible, pay ahead of time for any hotels or rentals you might reserve. You won’t have to worry about this if you take care of it early on. Account for the daily prices of gas, meals, and souvenirs. We also recommend setting aside a portion of funds for any emergencies or unexpected costs – you never know what surprising adventure may come up!
Road trips involve the perfect mix of fun, adventure, and experience. Now’s your chance to hit the road and get to sight-seeing.
Want to cut down on travel items? Check out how you can carry less on your next trip here!