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The 7 Best Tips when planning your Road Trip


Are you planning a road trip this year? Here are the 7 Best Tips when planning your Road Trip. Road trips are a great way to discover new places and to connect with family and friends. Planning is crucial to minimize bumps in the road (pun intended!)

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1. Plan your itinerary. With a wealth of tools available on the internet, planning your route and stops to make along the way is easier than ever. Travel apps like Yelp and TripAdvisor can alert you to “must try” dining option and attractions

2. Snacks – All good road trips need tasty snacks and beverages. Not only do you save money by packing your own, but having treats in the car rules out at least a few unnecessary stops. Go for variety of easy to eat and pack options – like crackers, cookies, fruit roll ups, jerky, and cut up veggies and fruit. Pack a cooler with your favorite beverages,

3. A spare set of keys and roadside assistance information – Just in case! Keep a spare set of keys with a responsible fellow traveler, because getting locked out of your vehicle would certainly put a damper on your excursion. And if you should find yourself stranded with a flat tire or out of gas, the price you pay for a roadside assistance membership is worth it’s weight in gold!

4. Entertainment (and headphones!) Family time is great and all, but when the conversation starts to lag, or the kids get a bit antsy, having games, movies and music available will be your best bet. Headphones are a must to reduce the cacophony of noises you’re bound to endure. Pack a pair for everyone (except the driver, of course!) And don’t forget to pack chargers with auto adapters! A bored kid with an unpowered device is not what you want on a roadtrip!

5.  Toiletries – Pack some tissues, hand lotion, cough drops, allergy meds, pain relievers, and a basic first aid kit to help with passenger discomfort when necessary.

6. Pillows and Throw Blankets – Not only will these make the trip more comfortable, they can also be used in the back seat to designate personal space. And nothing is better in an unfamiliar bed then your own pillow!

7. Cleaning Supplies - Keep the vehicle organized and tidy with a few plastic shopping bags to use as trash bags, a roll of paper towels, some moist wipes, and my personal requirement for car trips of any length, Febreze Car Vent Clips. These amazing little devices eliminate tough car odors for up to 30 days and let you ride in freshness.

Here’s a pro tip – add a 2nd Febreze Car Vent Clip to the passenger vent in the backseat. Perfect when kids people get too comfortable and take off smelly shoes and other unpleasant aromas that might arise ;)

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What’s on your road trip checklist? Let me know in the comments below for a chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card! (open to U.S. residents only. Comments accepted until 11:59pm PST on March 20 to be eligible for the giveaway)

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  1. checking tires and oil

  2. tiffany matthew says:

    first on my checklist is toiletries… especially wipes.. also entertainment. i have a 6 month old and a 3 yr old so car trips are never fun lol

  3. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Bottles of water are on my list!!

  4. Before getting on the road, have the car checked thoroughly. Pack snacks and games in the car.

  5. Amy Orvin says:

    Car tune up, checking tires, oil change, soda and snacks.

  6. Betty B. says:

    Medicine, first aid kit, tires, oil checked, snacks, games, drinks, and books!

  7. I check the tire pressure and bring a few water bottles and first aid kit

  8. Make sure to bring enough snacks

  9. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I bring lots of snacks, good music and make sure my gps is working!

  10. I always make sure to have plenty of snacks and water.

  11. Mami2jcn says:

    Drinks, snacks, cell phone, and sunglasses.

  12. Andrea Williams says:

    Snacks, water, audiobook on the iPod, extra fluids for the car, spare blanket and first aid kit.

  13. Lisa Brown says:

    blanket, sneakers, food, drinks

  14. Deb Jackson says:

    My list is clothes, drinks and my toothbrush.

  15. Susan Christy says:

    Drinks, snacks & tunes!!

  16. My checklist has clothes, snacks, reading material, and some good music

  17. Diapers, Wipes, Changing Pad, Snacks for everyone, Water bottles filled with water, camera, purse, cell phones, toys for in the car, books

  18. Iliana R says:

    On my checklist are a lot of snacks and pillows so that we don’t get to uncomfortable!

  19. I pack a cooler of snacks and drinks and bring along coloring books for the kids.

  20. We usually just take snacks, drinks, sunglasses, a pillow, and cell phone for directions.