How to Prepare for a Road Trip

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How to Prepare for a Road Trip? There is nothing better then a road trip with friends and or family. Its a inexpensive way to have fun and get away. But there is nothing worse then being unprepared and ending up being stressed out on the road.

Things You'll Need

  • Car
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Pillow/Blankets
  • Music/Magazines
  • Camera
  • Get the car ready. Be sure to have the oil changed, tire pressure checked, fluids topped off and a full tank of gas. Also check the window wipers and headlights!

  • Stock up on a varity of snacks and beverages. Since everybody had different taste be sure to get easy to eat fruits and vegitables in addition to the cookies, candy and crackers.

  • Grab cd's, tapes and your ipod. When on a road trip you never know when a radio signal won't come in.

    Also a good idea to bring your favorite book or magazine. Everybody in the car can participate in a magazine quiz!

  • Bring a few pillows and blankets. You are going to be in the car for awhile and you'll want to be comfortable.

  • Be sure to grab your binoculars, camera, film, and batteries. You'll want to document all the neat stuff you'll see on the road.

  • Most of all when on a road trip...HAVE FUN and use your IMAGINATION!!

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider having a back-up oil and water in the car
  • Don't forget the jumper cables (for you or another road tripper)
  • Bring lots of drinking water
  • Be sure to keep handy wipes for sticky hands and spills
  • Plastic grocery bags make great garbage sacks
  • Remember to charge your cell phone and/or bring a car charger
  • Sleepy drivers are dangerous drivers!
  • Eating to much while driving can make you slugish.
  • Rest stops can be dirty and unattented, bring your own soap!
  • Beware of the police!

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