This year, instead of doing the typical spring break thing, why not grab a friend, harness your inner gypsy, and try your hands at road tripping. The price of gas is right for once and there’s a big world right around the corner that you haven’t experienced yet. So, here’s some tips to help you have fun exploring… and look good doing it.
1. Bring Enough Snacks
Don’t just grab your favorites and don’t assume your friends are bringing their own. Bring extra beef jerky, flaming hot whatevers, and chocolate covered everythings. You won’t regret it.
2. Travel Lightly
When you hit the road, remember a couple of things: there’s limited space and you’re going to be sitting in a car for a while. Try not to overpack. Think minimalistically when picking out your outfits. Try mixing in pieces that you can re-wear throughout the trip. For the days that you’re driving, comfy and loose fitting are key. Skip constraining things like skinny jeans.
3. Book in Advance
Whether you’re staying at a B&B or roughing it at a campsite, this is a busy time of year and the good spots go fast. Of course, you could also just borrow a camper and cozy up with your travel buddy at the next truck stop.
4. Make Sure You Have a Spare
You don’t want to be stuck thumbing-it out there on the open road. So, be sure to double check that trunk and make sure the old “donut” is where it should be. It might also be a good idea to watch an online tutorial or two to make sure you know how to change a tire if worse comes to worst.
5. Create the Right Playlist
Load up your device with your favorite upbeat tunes. Mellow is not your friend, especially for long drives. Relying on local radio stations is fine, but I’m warning you, it gets real old real fast.
BONUS TIP: Don’t forget your charger.