Top 4 Tips for National Road Trip Day

Posted on by Isabelle Brown

Are you thinking about hitting the road for National Road Trip Day this Friday, May 27th? Let us be your guide in the little details to make your road trip stress-free. 

  1. Bring your friends
  2. Calculate your costs
  3. Stay ahead of emergencies 
  4. Plan your perfect route

Bring a Buddy or Two

Making your road trip into a carpool adventure will only ensure even more fun and less stress. Taking turns driving, chipping in on gas, making playlists, debating over where you should stop to eat – It's all part of the adventure, and it’s better with friends! 

Calculate the costs

Although you’re saving money and reducing your carbon footprint by choosing to drive instead of fly, road-tripping certainly isn’t free. We recommend checking out a fuel economy trip calculator before starting your journey so that you are aware of how much you might spend on gas along the way.  

Do your best to stay ahead of emergencies

When we think of a road trip, we don’t like to imagine what could go wrong. But being on the road and away from home opens doors to not-so-ideal circumstances. Having a supply of emergency items like a first aid kit, a pack of water bottles, rain gear, jumper cables, flashlights, and car chargers could avoid a crisis if something goes wrong.  

Plan your route 

Think of your destination and turn the way there into an adventure! With websites like Roadtrippers, you can input your starting point and destination and look at all the fun spots along the way. Landmarks, national parks, beaches, restaurants, places to camp, and more can be great to make note of so you can plan out what you want to see and where you want to stop. 

Happy Trails! 

If you’re planning on road-tripping, remember to drive safely, look out for posted speed limits, and be sure to soak in every moment on the road!