How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip

Your bags are packed, you mapped out your route, and you read our Top 7 Summer Driving Tips. The only thing missing is the experience! Read more about how you can enhance your road trip with these awesome ideas.

Download essential apps to your mobile device

Sure your smartphone and tablets already have apps like weather and maps built in for your convenience. But these apps will enhance your experience even more. Plus, they are available for both iOS and Android devices. Roadtrippers was designed to help you find where to stop and sightsee in the area that you are in or on the route that you are taking. GasBuddy gives you up-to-date prices in nearby gas stations so you can find the cheapest place to fill up at. Hotel Tonight shows nearby hotels with their prices so you can book at the last minute.

Download games to your mobile device

Keep everyone in the car from boredom with these fun apps to play on the road. Choose classic games like Mad Libs, Road Trip Bingo, and State Plate Bingo for some old school fun. If you want to spark a conversation and get people talking, Q Road Trip generates thought-provoking, and sometimes, funny questions for your fellow passengers to answer. Get everyone to belt out tunes with the Sing! Karaoke app by Smule and you can even hear recordings of other users created around the world.

Use Pinterest for food ideas

Between breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you will get the munchies and are going to want something to nibble on. Hop on over to Pinterest and see what users have pinned on their Road Trip Food list. Some healthier options to consider are trail mix, pre-cut veggies and fruit, string cheese, energy bars, and yogurt.

Create a Spotify playlist

Music is essential to every car ride. Create your own playlist on Spotify or subscribe to one that has already been created and launch it on your mobile device as soon as you hit the road. One of the playlists we recommend to subscribe to is Classic Road Trip Songs created by Spotify themselves. It includes hits like “All Summer Long,” by Kid Rock, “Route 66” by Chuck Berry, and “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane.

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