Howdy spring breakers! It’s almost that time! I’ve compiled 5 easy steps to having the BEST road trip to your special destination. Let’s see ‘em!
1. Clean out your car. Think it won’t be a big deal to keep your gum wrapper and old soda cans in the car? Think again. In just a few short days, they’ll be joined with fast food trash, suvineres, and some grumpy attitudes that are sick of driving! Do yourself a favor and clean the car out before the drive. It’ll save you a headache – trust me.
2. Get comfy. Don’t forget to bring a pillow or two to get comfortable with. If you’re prone to getting cold, grab a light fleece blanket and turn down the AC a tad. Or if you’re likely to be on the warm side, dress in layers to have the option of taking off a sweater or socks. Oh, and don’t forget to recline that seat!
3. Don’t forget the snacks! You may reach a point on your drive where restaurants and gas stations are scarce, so don’t get caught hungry. Prepare some little goodies beforehand! It’s super easy and can make traveling with kids less of a headache. My favorites include fresh & dried fruit, string cheese, almonds, sealed sandwiches, and pretzels. All I do is grab a handful, seal it into a Ziploc bag, and viola!
4. Keep yourself occupied. Whether you like to customize your own playlist, listen to the radio, or turn on Pandora, don’t forget the beats! Be sure to fully charge your device and let the tunes roll! This’ll spice up any road trip and help kill the time for all you cross-country folks!
5. Keep the necessities nearby. Although many wouldn’t think of this, I’ve found it very handy to keep my necessities within arms-length. After all, we’ve all had a moment where we’re climbing over the back seat trying to reach something we need. Well, here’s the solution! Just keep it close to you, perhaps in a smaller bag. This tip will be extremely handy for those of you who will be stopping at a hotel for the night. Rather than dig through your luggage in those wee hours of the morning, back a smaller bag with your toiletries and an extra set of clothes for easy access.