Road trips are exhausting, freeing, frustrating and SO much cheaper than a flight. And because you decide when to go and when to stop and even decide to scrap the whole plan and go somewhere completely different. ROAD TRIP!
Road Trip Tip #1
Don't leave at the wrong time of day (do you need to stop for coffee, will the traffic be particularly heavy? Prior plan the TIME, itself. Pack car-friendly food and drinks (and a simple cooler of high-protein snacks).
Road Trip Tip #2
Don't forget a spare set of keys. If you rent a car, ask the rental office if there’s a spare key in the vehicle and where it is. If there isn’t, ask for one before leaving the rental location. And .... duh ......separate them, so you don’t lose both.
Road Trip Tip #3
Download any audio books or podcasts BEFORE you get out of WiFi. Unless you have unlimted data roaming (probably not!)
Road Trip Tip #4
Your GPS is a God send, until it doesn't work, in the middle of no-where. Please, Please, Please bring a paper map. If you don't have AAA membership to get free maps, buy a paper map.
Road Trip Tip #5
When you are in the middle of NO WHERE - this is NOT the the best time to see a Check Engine light (or any other panic-inducing indicator light on the dashboard) come to life. Never go on a road trip without visiting Cutshaw Automotive, first and packing an Emergency Car Kit.
HAVE a great summer of FUN! But, don't leave on your adventure without popping by Cutshaw!
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