Roadtrips are that classic American way of travel. As you know, a few years ago we moved out to San Francisco and spent a week roadtripping out here.
Since, we’ve been driving all around California, our most recent trip being a 10+ hour (each way) drive to San Diego. So, it’s safe to say that I’m roadtrip expert at this point and I wanted to share some of my roadtrip travel hacks with you. Read on to learn my secrets to a great trip!
11 Roadtrip Hacks To Know
1. Bring a jug of water along. On our roadtrip across the country, we bought a gallon of water for about $1.99 at a gas station and used that to fill up our waterbottles. This was WAY cheaper than buying smaller bottles throughout the day, and was easy to quickly fill up when we needed water and weren’t very close to the next rest stop.
2. Use Roadtrippers to find the best route to hit all the fun spots while cutting down on miles. I love using their system to plan out our route that includes fun things to do (like scenic views, weird stores, and famous restaurants, just to name a few). They also will calculate your gas mileage for you. Score!
7. Download a lot of audiobooks and podcasts ahead of time. There are so many times you can listen to Adele’s sweet, sweet pipes before you need to switch it up. Books and podcasts are fun to listen to – but consume a lot of data when you download on the go.
And, for the kids in the back, these are the best toddler toys for road trips to keep them busy while you listen to your books!
Great tips!! Saving money and having fun makes it so worth it! 🙂
I’ve always brought snacks and food for road trips, but never thought of a crockpot. It’s a great way to cook while you’re on the road and not eat out too much. Also thanks for adding the reminder about water, you never think about until you realize you don’t have it!
When packing a crock pot, be sure to pack the crock pot liners! You put them into the crock, add ingredients. After dinner, just throw away the liner. Minimal to zero clean up needed! (might get pricey, I don’t use them very often so I don’t know exact cost. Worth checking it out though.)
Great hack recommendations! I use some of these myself. 🙂
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