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Road Trip Tips to Avoid a Bumpy Journey – Pt 1

Editors Note: This is part one of a two-part article on “road trip tips” – be sure to check out Wednesday’s post for the second part, filled with even more great road trip tips!

Recently I took a road trip to Northern California. I now have many travel writing articles to write. It’s ironic that I drove to the East Bay and South Bay of San Francisco because I’m not one for extended road trips. The last one I did was in September 2007 when I drove from Cleveland, OH to Phoenix, AZ. Talk about a grueling but rewarding road trip! I ended up moving to AZ. I flew home, packed up, and shipped my stuff via a Pod; I flew back to AZ. Since I learned a lot from my first road trip and my drive to Northern California, I thought I’d share my thoughts along with some road trip tips. This is Part I.

Many people enjoy road trips because it’s a great way to see your state and or country. Some people plan their trips, others like to ‘fly by the seat of their pants’ and make it a real adventure. Whatever you choose, you may want to consider these road trip tips and tricks before you head out.

Road Trip Tips and Tricks

I hope you enjoyed Part I of ‘Road Trip Tips to Avoid a Bumpy Journey.’ Part II is jammed packed with more road trip tips and tricks. Remember the key to road trips is to go with the flow. As long as you keep an open mind, you’ll have a great time on the road.


What advice do you have to make a road trip more enjoyable?