Pick Your Friends WiselyFirst of all – make sure you only agree to go on a road trip with people that you will get along with. Everybody has ticks, pet peeves, road-tripping styles, musical tastes, and budget preferences that could make or break a road trip. So choose your travel buddies wisely.
Clean the CarYou will basically be living out of your car for the duration of your trip. So start the trip as comfortably as possible – start with a clean car!
Have a Loose PlanThe trick to a good road trip is having some plans, but not too many. You want to make sure that you pass through beautiful scenery, stop at fun locations, but also allow for serendipitous discoveries.
Plan out LodgingAfter driving in the car all day, you're not going to want to sleep in it too. So for good, cheap accommodations, book your hotel stays in advance.
Bring a CoolerBring a cooler full of real, fresh food and restock at grocery stores along the way. You'll be able to avoid that sick, fat feeling of a fast-food-only-diet as you drive along.
Paper MapDon't underestimate the utility of a paper map. Even though, for the most part, your phone will guide you along the way, you don't want to be stuck directionless if you run out of data, battery, or lose your phone.
Give Your Car a CheckupBefore you leave, it's important that your car is in good condition. You don't want to ruin your trip with mechanical problems, expensive tows, or a broken AC. Have your car tuned up, tires checked, and liquids replenished before you head out.
With these 7 simple preparations, your road trip is destined to be great! So head out for a road trip adventure always to be remembered!