Heading Out On A Road Trip?
Do These Seven Things First
The seasons are changing, and travel is beckoning. It’s road trip time!
Whether you choose to travel with a group of friends or with your family, going on a road trip can be fun, rewarding, exciting, and yes — even a bit adventurous.
No matter how you choose to hit the open road, it’s absolutely imperative to do these seven things first.
Before you head out on a road trip, fill a cooler with fresh fruits & vegetables, loaves of whole-grain bread, peanut butter & other healthy snacks
Stock Up on Healthy Snacks
Make sure that you’re not taking to the open road with a death trap. Get a grease job & oil filter change. Check your brakes, transmission fluid & all your belts.
Get Your Vehicle Checked
Traveling with children? Don’t rely on the iPad to keep them entertained. Pack some car-friendly children’s games & some books, to keep them amused.
Bring Activities for the Kiddies
There are several apps you can download that will give you the best routes on a road trip. But few are quite as reliable as Waze.
Apps to Avoid Rush Hours, Parades, & Events
Don't hit the road with anything outstanding on your record to give police an excuse to make your life miserable.
Make Sure Your Driver's License, Insurance & Registration is All In Order
If you’re going away for more than a few days, make all the necessary provisions for your home. Hire a sitter, install a Ring doorbell, have the post office hold your packages.
Provisions for Your Home
Believe it or not, sundown towns are still a problem for Black travelers. Before you hit the road, make sure you’re entering into “safe” territory.
Research, Research, Research!
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