Monday, 28 October 2013

Tips to Make Your Road Trip an Awesome Adventure!

Tips to Make Your Road Trip an incredible Adventure!Stop at roadside attractions and sights. It’s good campy fun to pose for pictures near the World’s Largest Oil Can in Rocanville, Saskatchewan or in the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. In a recent stop at the SRC, my hubby realized we were at the site of Evil Knievel’s failed jump attempt in 1974! Obviously the kids had no idea who Evil Knievel was, which took some explaining. “Ahhh…, he would be a guy who liked to leap over things no one ever jumped over before.” The feel of bewilderment on my daughter’s face was hilarious. The good thing of stopping at sights is the folks you will meet. Take a moment to say hello; everyone has a tale to tell.

Take time before you leave to determine where you are going to stop every night, and book ahead. You don’t wish to end up in Elko, Nevada thinking you will see lots of motel rooms, only to discover you arrived smack-dab in the middle of their annual Cowboy Poetry Festival, there isn’t a motel room found this side of the Montana border. With websites like it’s simple to find a nice, clean oasis, even when it’s just for one night.

Tips to Help make your Road Trip an Awesome Adventure!Bust out the tunes! Before venturing out on the road, each member of us gets to put together a playlist of the favorite songs. I even have a playlist from the songs I remember my folks hearing when I was a kid. Hello Buck Owens and George Jones! We've sing-along songs, sad songs, inspirational songs. There's an eclectic taste in music, without a doubt. In this age of personal music listening devices, it’s a wonderful opportunity to find out what kids nowadays are listening to!

Pack an open-air picnic! Even if it’s just for the first day, pack a pleasant little lunch. Doesn’t have to be fancy. Even sandwiches plus some fruit taste fabulous when on the highway. Be sure to take some hand sanitizer and wipes to clean up a roadside picnic table. I usually like to take a good selection of healthy snacks and drinks along on the highway - it saves money and time. has also led us to many out-of-the-way cafes and restaurants where recommendations some good local eats when on the highway.

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