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15 Tips For The Best Road Trip Ever

Planning on hitting the road for your next vacation? Whether you're traveling the country or exploring the city, let life take you there.

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3. Dry shampoo and baby wipes are your friends


Depending on how long your trip is, it might be a while before you can shower or freshen up. Basic toiletries like dry shampoo and baby wipes help keep you feeling human in the meantime.

5. Download some travel apps


Download a travel/GPS app to ensure that your trip is smooth sailing, a restaurant app to find local places to grab grub, and a hotel app to find somewhere nearby to rest your head.

11. Take plenty of stretch breaks


Your legs are going to get cramped and your butt’s going to hurt if you sit in the car for too long so get out and stretch every couple of hours. Your butt will thank you.

12. Take advantage of rest areas


You don’t know what kind of amazing places you might be driving through, so strike up conversations with the cashier or some of the locals while you're re-stocking on snacks or gas and see what the road has to offer!

13. Don't forget your car charger!


Nothing is going to ruin a trip faster than a dead battery, especially since your phone is probably functioning as your GPS, alarm clock, music source, itinerary, and camera, am I right?

14. Take pictures but don't forget to take in the sights


Take a ton of pictures, just don't see your entire vacation through your camera lens. Take as many mental pictures as you do real ones and be present as often as possible. You won't regret it.

15. Roll the windows down


The air smells different whether you’re driving through the city, the country, or the mountains. Smell is one of the strongest senses associated with memory, so get the full sensory experience of your trip with some fresh air!

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