We know that many of you will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re headed to the beach, the city or mountains, we’ve got 5 tips for making it the most relaxing road trip ever! Time to pack up the car and hit the road.
Tip #1: Make a road trip playlist
There’s nothing better than the open road and some of your favorite tunes. Creating a playlist for your road trip will make the drive much more enjoyable and eliminate distracted driving. If you need some musical suggestions, check out our playlists on our Spotify account.
Tip #2: Entertainment
If you’re traveling with kids, entertainment is key to keeping them preoccupied. Download a couple of movies and games on your smartphone or tablet, pack coloring books and a deck of cards (or Go Fish!) to keep the road trip boredom at bay.
Tip #3: Stop and stretch
Take frequent breaks, every 2-3 hours, and stretch it out. Not only will this keep your mind focused for driving, your body will thank you. Stretch out your neck, arms and legs to stay loose and comfortable. This quick stretch guide is a good place start.
Tip #4: Stay stress free with apps
Use GPS and traffic apps like Google Maps, Waze, and MapQuest. Not only will these apps help get you where you need to go, they will also provide traffic and accident updates so that you can re-route if necessary and get to your destination sooner.
Tip #5: Plan your stops
To eliminate stress, plan your stops for gas and food ahead of time. Doing research ahead of time will ensure that you have safe places to stop so you’re not looking when your tank is almost empty. You can even put together a AAA TripTik and make restaurant reservations if necessary.
Take some time to plan and put these 5 tips into practice before your Memorial Day weekend getaway, we’re sure you’ll thank yourself later. Stay safe and happy road tripping!