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Have you ever thought about taking a road trip? Road trips are a great way to vacation with your partner, family, or BFF. Think of Thelma and Louise with a less dramatic ending. Whether you travel by car, van, or RV, don’t miss these eleven essentials for your summer road trip.
So maybe this summer you’ll take a drive through New England in the fall to see the leaves changing and enjoy some Maine “Lawb-stah.” Or watch for Jimmy Buffet at the end of your trek from Miami, through the Keys, to Key West on the Overseas Highway. You could even check off a National Park in each state. Or stay in your own state and find a bit of history: Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, New York’s Statue of Liberty, Missouri’s Largest Ball of Yarn. Take an epic journey cross-country on historic Route 66, or travel down the Pacific Coast Highway.
If there’s anything the Griswold’s taught us it’s that a road trip is all about the journey, not the destination. So let’s make sure your journey is a blast!
What makes a great summer road trip?
According to SWNS Digital, people’s preferred mode of transportation is the car (38%), rather than a plane (35%) or a train (18%).
- People’s golden rules for road-tripping include that everyone uses the bathroom before leaving (43%), people should wear deodorant, but not strong perfume or cologne (39%), the front seat passenger has to help with directions (38%) and that the driver always gets to choose the music (31%).
- The road trips Americans want to take most are heading across the country (40%), up and down the East Coast (38%), and the West Coast (37%), as well as traveling historic Route 66 (33%).
With millions of people hitting the road for a vacation this summer, these essentials for your summer road trip will ensure a great time.