Tips for a Smooth Cross-Country Drive

A cross-country drive can allow you to experience new places and bond with loved ones. For us, some of our favorite times were on the open road.

However, these adventures can quickly head south if you’re not careful. Today, we’re sharing some of our best tips for a smooth cross-country drive. Grab your favorite snack, buckle up, and let’s hit the road!

From there, you’ll want to consider how long you have to cover the required distance. Once you know these details, you can start putting meat on the bones of your itinerary.

Plan Your Route

Once you have a general idea of your route, check your vehicle. Ensure it’s up to date on all of the recommended maintenance and is in good working order.

Check Your Vehicle

Your essentials should also include toiletries, personal items, and items like sunscreen, insect repellent, and any medications. These road trips can be unpredictable, and you must prepare for almost anything.

Pack Essentials

Staying hydrated no matter what you’re doing is incredibly important. Your body depends on water, and going without can cause serious issues. 

Stay Hydrated

Try to stop every 100 to 150 miles or approximately every two hours. You can stretch your legs, use the restroom, and grab a snack or drink. Go for a short walk or do some stretching to stay alert.

Take Breaks

Create a playlist, download podcasts, or get an audiobook from your local library. These can provide hours of entertainment and help the miles go by faster.

Plan Entertainment

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