Once you have your destination determined, there are few things you want to bring to make for a safe and enjoyable trip.
1. Gas – Although it is obvious, it can be forgotten. Fill up your tank before you leave.
2. Map – Whether you are winging it and just going where the road takes you or if you are planning each step, you will need a map. Most of us have smart phones with a map and GPS to help us; if you do, make sure your phone is charged and will get service where you are going. To be safe, bring a back-up, real, paper map. It will be good to have.
3. Travel Apps – Whether you have a tablet or smartphone, there are many great apps you should research and upload. Weather would be good to know. Accuwheather offers a great app with pop ups when there is a storm coming. Apps to tell you where local places to eat, hotels and shopping are a must. And of course for your down time you may want to try a new game or puzzle.
4. Music – Music makes the ride! Download some of the classics. Or try Pandora and specific your own station. If you don’t have the latest technology (iPod, iPhone, Android, etc.) borrow or purchase some new CDs. You never know if you will have radio where you are going. Read More