Loved by college students and families alike, the road trip has been a staple of travel in America for decades. This often more affordable option than flying is always a unique experience no matter who you are in the car with, and is one of the best ways to make lasting memories. From food, driving time, gas stations, and hotels, there are a lot of different factors to take into account when planning the perfect road trip. Is there a perfect formula to creating the ultimate trip though? If you are looking to have the perfect road trip, we have come up with a few tips and tricks to make it a memorable one.
The first thing you need to do is clean out your car. No one wants to find that half eaten donut five hours into a drive through Arizona or that can of soda left under the seat that ends up exploding on someone. Having a clean vehicle for the trip will make everyone in the car a much happier passenger in the long run. Another key element to a successful road trip is to create a plan for your vacation, but don't make it a strict one that you stick to no matter what. On a road trip, you should always count for the unexpected emergency, as well as any spontaneous fun events that may occur along the way.
When it comes to more fun and enjoyment aside from the logistics of the trip, there are a few things to always think about. Comfortable clothes are always an important thing to think about when settling into a car for 7 or eight hours. No one wants to be in a pair of jeans in a car for that long. Good music is another important key to the perfect road trip. Consider talking to your passengers and putting together a playlist that adds in all of your favorite bands to keep everyone happy and entertained.
Another great thing to do on your trek is to map some of the biggest and best of spots that you may come across along the way. You never know where you'll cross the world's largest ball of yarn or the smallest gas station ever. So do some research and find out if any of these cool sights and sounds are going to pop up on your route.
So there you go, a guide to having the best possible road trip. Did we miss anything? What do you need in order to have the best mobile vacation ever? Let us know in the comments!