How come roadtripping always seems better in theory? Is it the long list of movies that have historically romanticized the road trip that make it so difficult to actually enjoy one? How many scenes have you seen where a group of lifelong friends, new lovers, or high school pals have piled into a car and went away on the trip of a lifetime? So how come whenever you get in the car it never ends up that way? Here are a few road trip hacks that will make your trip actually awesome, like you’ve always thought it would be!
As we’ve hinted at before, expectations can be a real buzzkill. While it might seem counterintuitive to NOT research every single last one of your stops beforehand, over researching them can lead to disappointment. Sometimes it’s best to leave a little to the imagination and who knows? You might be pleasantly surprised once you get there or comically let down in a way that you can easily brush off since you didn’t have high expectations to begin with!
Be sure to get a gas card! This is a must when you’re road tripping. Between the high amount of fuel you’ll be pumping into your car and the large volume of gas station treats you’ll be pumping into your friends, a gas card is a must. You’ll rack up rewards points, discounted groceries, and cash back on hotels in no time.
Make sure that there’s enough music to go around! Stock up on CDs and playlists that everyone in the car can enjoy. Remember that music can really set the mood so keep that in mind when packing up the tunes!
When you’re road tripping you’ll want to collect souvenirs just about any place you can get them! That’s why it’s essential to pack light. Packing light is also a great idea for any road trip but especially one where you really want to make it memorable with trinkets and souvenirs.
Of course no road trip would be complete without the perfect pair of sunnies. That’s where Sunglass Hut comes in. Swing by on your way out or when you’re on the road and you just can’t stand the sun in your eyes a moment longer! They’ve got great deals you don’t want to miss.
Hopefully these helpful tricks will help you have the road trip you’ve always imagined!