Hitting The Road For Labor Day Weekend Prepared

By Oliver Weiss, August 29, 2017

Whether you are going to the beach, to the mountains, to visit family, or anywhere else this Labor Day, your road trip is part of the vacation and you should enjoy it just as much. As the popular saying goes, "Getting there is half the fun,” so here are some tips to make your road trip one to remember.

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1. Make a Loose Plan. You don't need to map out every bathroom break because there are some things you can't really plan. However, it is good to know around when you will need to stop for gas and good options in the areas you’ll be stopping through.

Be sure to also plan out driving schedules among drivers. Knowing who is planning to drive and for how long can make a road trip fly by. Aside from mapping out drivers, some of the best trips are ones that are improvised. Don't stress, just hit the road!

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2. Maintenance Check. Nothing ruins a road trip faster than car trouble. Avoid an unnecessary disaster by visiting a RepairPal certified shop ahead of time and getting everything checked out. Get your tire pressure checked, fluids topped off, and make sure everything is in order for your upcoming trip.

Also, make sure you have a fully inflated spare tire because you never know what is going to happen out on the open road. No one wants to spend their Labor Day weekend getting their car checked or getting a last minute repair, so make sure to get your car checked out before hand and enjoy a worry-free trip!

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3. Good Music. The key to every good road trip is a great soundtrack. The music sets the mood for the trip, so make sure to pick fun music that everyone will enjoy. Spend the couple days before the trip making a playlist of your favorite songs or songs that are liked by the group you're traveling with. You can use sites like Spotify for some inspiration for what songs to add and what songs are the best to jam to when driving. 

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4. Car Games. A good way to keep everyone entertained on those long road trips is with car games. Pull out the classics by finding out-of-state license plates, playing word associates, and finding the ABCs on road signs. Fun, traditional games like 20 Questions and I Spy are always guaranteed to bring out a good laugh from everyone playing. 

And those car games aren’t just for the kiddos. Check out Buzzfeed’s list of car games that even adults will enjoy.

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5. Enjoy the Last Weeks of Summer. Summer isn't going to be staying around forever! With the summer season coming to end soon, make sure to take advantage of the sunshine, great views, and good weather by going to visit a fun and warm place. Heading to the beach or visiting a beautiful natural sight is always fun ideas and can make for some great pictures too! If you're struggling with an idea on where to go, you can always use websites like Pinterest for some road trip inspiration.

Most of all, enjoy your trip and have a great time this Labor Day!!

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