How to Plan a Road Trip

Heading out on a road trip is one of the most exciting things I can think of. Whether it’s driving aimlessly or with a set plan the trip is sure to be memorable. Regardless of where you’re going I think it’s important to have a plan.

I wrote about the importance of road trip prep and shared a couple tips. Check that out and come back to see even more tips for road trip prep below.

Road Trip Prep Steps


Planning Your Next Road Trip

I’m going on a road trip and I’m taking….

Have you ever played that game, or one similar? I know there’s one about going to grandma’s house; the gist is to get a group together and each person names something they’re taking to grandma’s house. The game itself is fun, but preparing for a road trip – totally different story!

There are a few upsides to road tripping versus flying. Not losing your luggage is a big one. Another upside to road trips is not having to check baggage. You can pack as much (or as little) as you want and not have to pay the extra fees.

There are also several things to remember before embarking on your road trip which is what makes preparing essential.

But what do you do to prepare for a road trip?

The first thing to do is decide where you want to go, and how you want to get there. Planning out your route can be a lot of fun once you know where you’re going.  The U.S. is full of popular places and we’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Road Trip Destinations to help you decide.

We’ve also created this fun printable Road Trip Checklist to help you have the smoothest road trip ever, enjoy!


Download the Roadtrip Checklist