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Level Up Your Summer Plans With These Travel Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, For Fun, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, June 28th, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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Do your summer plans consist of car travel? We have put together the ultimate list of tips that can make any road trip less stressful and more full of fond memories. Get your summer travel plans started below.

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Tips For Planning The Ultimate Summer Road Trip

Close up of the headlight of a vehicle driving down a country road at sunsetUtilize Popular Apps – A few popular apps like Roadtrippers help adventure enthusiasts map out their road trip travel plans with suggestions from users who have driven through the area previously. Utilize the crowdsourced knowledge to save time during the planning process and still have a successful trip.

Don’t Skimp On Snacks – There are two types of road trip people – those who get busy in the kitchen making bags and bags of homemade snacks for the road and those who hit up the local gas station on their way out of town. Whichever camp you fall in, make sure to load up on some forbidden junk food as well as a few healthy snacks and water to keep you fueled.

Create A Special Playlist – Road trips and music go hand in hand. Plan the ultimate road trip playlist in advance and share it with your travel partners so everyone can add on a few songs. Then, utilize your vehicle’s infotainment system so you can access your tunes hands-free.

Plan Stops Every Few Hours – Don’t focus on just your final destination. Plan a few stops along the way at bizarre roadside attractions, roadside photo opportunities, and local restaurants or ice cream shops so there is always something to look forward to around the next corner.

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Top Road Trip Destinations near Houston, TX

Don’t have any destinations in mind yet? Don’t worry! Here are some road trip ideas that are just a short (ish) distance from Houston.

Shreveport, Louisiana
Big Bend National Park
Magnolia Market in Waco, TX
Caverns of Sonora
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Inks Lake State Park