10 Simple Hacks For An Awesome Road Trip!

by Mihir Godbole

Posted on 22nd October, 2016

Road Trip Map Car

Hopping in the car, filling up the tank, cranking the tunes and hitting the open road. There's nothing better than a road trip to get the adrenaline flowing. Taking a road trip allows you to get off the beaten path and see actual communities and natural wonders, not just a train track or superhighway. Here are 10 hacks that would help you have a wonderful road trip!

1. Drive a well maintained car. You certainly don't want to end up like this...

Car Break Down Desert

2. Don't carry your own food. Buy it local.


3. Don't carry lots of cash but do carry credit cards that are generally accepted.

credit cards in wallet

4. Try couch surfing (be judgmental) for easy and cheap accommodation. Even camping works well.

tent camping in forest

5. Don't drink and drive...but do drink on the trip :)

cheers friends drink

6. Pack all season gear

Packing Road Trip
Image Credit - OldManTravels

7. Carry a spare 5 gallon gas tank

Spare Gas Can
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8. Depending on where you are driving, take safety precautions and find ahead of time, the things to know.

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9. Get a gas credit card prior to save on gas. Try to buy Amex or visa type prepaid cards at lower price on eBay, etc to save money.

Gas Credit Card

10. Engage in community service on the way, if you are on longer duration trips. It adds immense value to your vacation.


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