It’s road trip season! But as anyone who’s driven for longer than two hours knows, road trips aren’t all windblown hair and sunshine. Once you’ve eaten all the snacks, road trips can get real old, real fast.
Here are some tips to make the longest and most laborious drive smoother!
🚘 Use Your Electronics
There are many apps to help you find the lowest price of fuel including Fuel Finder, GasBuddy (my personal favorite!), and Gas Guru. Use these to be as cost conscious as you can on your road trip!
While you’re at it, take a screenshot of the directions while you have a Wifi connection. It will save battery life, data, and frustration if you lose service.
🚘 Snacks and Drinks
If you’re anything like me, I am constantly looking for the next coffee shop, bakery, or gas station to pick up food! Often finding myself making unnecessary stops. So, instead of stopping at gas stations and buying overly priced chips and water, you can always do your wallet a favor by buying easy grab-and-go snacks beforehand and keep them within reach for a quick energy pick up.
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🚘 Lala~ Music!
Before you even put key in the ignition , ensure that you have at least 30 playlists for the trip! Ok, maybe not 30, but what’s a road trip without music? If you need a fresh set of tunes, try Tune In Radio app at Apple iTunes or Google Play. You can choose from list of 50,000 radio stations from around the globe. Spotify is also a great app because you can download and save playlists to your phone in case you are in the middle of Texas and lose service.
🚘 Cash for Tolls
Toll roads can pop up in the most bizarre of places, and their fares might be higher than you expect. Stock your center console with dollars and coin rolls so your mailbox won’t overflow with fines when you get home.
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🚘 Lights, Camera, Action
Bring your camera and take pictures…and not just the Instagram kind! Road trips are prime fodder for beautiful scrapbooks and bulletin boards once you get home.
🚘 Relax and Enjoy!
Road trips can get real old, real fast because we often look forward only to the destination. Quit asking “are we there yet” and take stops when you see a breathtaking view. Unplanned sceneries are the best ones.