Tips for Taking Great Road Trips

A road trip is an adventure where the journey is more important than the destination. There are many ways to “do” a road trip, and here are 4 ideas to whet your appetite:


  • Choose a theme. Ghost towns, water parks, museums, etc. Make the trip all about that. Map out locations for theme items, then draw a line connecting your stops.
  • Do a little research to see if there are any weird, random things to see along your route.
  • Make a documentary, or a mockumentary, if you prefer.
  • Eat at small local “dives.” These are diners, road-side food shacks, and one-off restaurants.


A few extra tips:

  • Bring a spare car key.
  • Get a cash-back credit/gas card.
  • Bring a cell phone charger.
  • Never let the gas go below 1/3.