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7 Most Important Things For A Road Trip

Many people are going on road trips for spring break, but remember these things!

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When thinking about what you are doing for your spring break, whether it be staying at home and catching up with old friends or going on a road trip with your best friends, you want to make sure you include all seven of these items. They will keep you laughing and prepared for anything that may cross your path.

When you think about going on a trip what are the most important things you need to remember? A toothbrush, extra underwear, another pair of socks? There are millions of important things that are needed for a road trip or any trip and honestly, they are important but they do not break your trip if you do not have them. But the following items will make and break your trip, especially if they're not perfect.

1. Music


Music is key to any road trip. You need a dope playlist that is going to make you laugh super hard while you sing super loud while you drive to your ideal destination. Singing super loud is going to make you feel really good even when you know you suck and when you add the old jams and the newest hits you can't go wrong.

2. Snacks


FOOOOOOOOD!!!! First off who doesn't love a good snack, especially when it is your favorite snacks, cookies, candy, chips whatever makes your heart sing? If you are going to be driving in the car for a long period of time you're going to need all the dank snacks. When going to the gas station to get road trip snacks it should always look like a nine-year-old went in with $100 and was set free.

3. Friends


Probably the most important key to a successful road trip, even if it is just one friend. This person will keep you from going completely insane while driving and more importantly keep you awake in the longest, slowest, driest part of the trips. They are your co-pilot who prevents you from getting lost and just make the destination a blast and a half.

4. A Plan


Road trips are fun when they are spontaneous but it is also super important to have a plan and make sure you are going to be at least remotely safe. You want to have a final destination, a place to stay and appropriate finances to get you through the trip. Even a loose plan is still a plan that will make a road trip a little bit smoother.

5. Fun "Rest" Stops


One super important thing to remember is that you cannot and should not drive forever. Make pit stops, keep those pit stops and make them super fun. Before you leave for your road trip make a list of places along that way that would be a blast to stop at and make your road trip into a series of adventures. This will keep you awake and fully restored for the rest of the trip.

6. Pillows & Blankets


Pillow and blankets are so important for so many reasons, one you are going to want to be comfy in the car. And when you get where you are going, at least you will have a little piece of home with you so that you can sleep better in a new location. Plus god forbid anything goes wrong and you get stranded, you won't freeze to death and who doesn't love a good blanket.

7. Chargers & First Aid Kit


You want to keep chargers handy so you can have that KILLER playlist, your directions and you have an open line of communication in case of emergency. Speaking of emergencies it is important to have a first aid kit, to keep people from getting sick, injured or having infections.

Planning a road trip can be a lot of work and definitely super hard but there are tips that are going to enhance your trip and make it so much better. You want to have a trip that is going to be safe, but fun and have people who are going to make it completely worthwhile. Remember let loose and let yourself live a little bit while on this trip.

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