The countdown has begun for our fall trip! In a few weeks, Judd and I will pack up the Tacoma and head to Knoxville, TN. We have both been looking forward to this trip for a few years and after rescheduling the trip once we are eager as ever! Road trips can be so much fun but nothing tests a relationship more than being stuck in a car for hours. If you’re planning on taking any road trips during this holiday season here are 5 tried and true road trip tips:
Make a good playlist. If you’re going to be stuck in the car for hours make sure you have a good playlist to accompany your drive. Put some upbeat music mixed in with some sing-along songs to get you through your drive. If you’re driving with other people make sure the playlist has good variety for everyone. Need some inspiration? Check out my Classic Road Trip Playlist post.
Always have some road trip snacks! My mom is the queen of road trip snacking. Ever since I was little, she always had a bag of snacks for every road trip we took. Grab a few packages of crackers or some trail mix for your trip. When you’re on the road for a long period of time it may be a ways before you can find places to eat. Snacks to the rescue!
Dress comfortably. I always make sure to dress comfortably when I go on road trips. That includes yoga pants and a comfortable shirt. You’ll be sitting in a car for a while you may as well be comfortable doing so!
Find safe pit stops along the way. Either through research or from personal experience make sure that when you do stop for gas/food/potty break it’s in a safe area. Each time I drive up to Charleston, SC I always stop in Savannah or Hilton Head for the essentials.
Check your tires and car maintenance prior to leaving. Make sure you have good tires with trend and air. It doesn’t hurt to also get your vehicle in for oil changes and inspections prior to your road trip. You wouldn’t want any car problems putting a damper on your road trip!
What are some of your road trip tips? Share them with us!