Summer Road Trip Tip #3
Congrats to our 3rd winner of the ‘Summer Road Trip Tip’ contest, Diana! Diana shared the following tips:
We take road trips at least twice a month. I’ve found that you can bring everything you need, except gas. We pack a lunch and extra snacks, lots of extra snacks, you can always take the leftovers back home. Bring loads of water, it is crazy how thirsty you get when you are exploring. I always stop at visitor centers for free maps and information so that I don’t miss the more obscure local places. If you know where you are going in advance, do some Internet research and you will be able to find even more places that are off the beaten path. Don’ be afraid of small towns. They actually have a lot to offer, aren’t as crowded and the locals are usually fantastic. I recommend you plan ahead with things to entertain the kids, portable DVD players and hand held or travel versions of games, because as much as we adults love I Spy and sing-alongs, it grows old for the kids very fast. One thing I learned the hard way is always carry extra camera batteries and extra memory cards, I have run out of both batteries and space if I unexpectedly find a fantastic stop off. Make sure you are current with AAA or at least have a cell if you break down on a desolate country road. Have fun and relax, it‘s meant to be a good time! I try not to fret if time won’t allow me to see everything. I like to think of it as an excuse to go back later.
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