Design Your Own Road Trip

The Point loves hitting the road and writing about it after. What could be better than a car full of staff members, windows down and music blaring? We don’t need an excuse, all we need is a destination!

Ready to take your own trip? Check out our tips for success below.

Read about our previous trips:

Check out our road trip playlist:


6 Road-Trip Worthy Apps:

  1. Instagram. Great for getting quick photos of key moments, saved us a lot of stopping and unpacking of photo equipment.
  2. Yelp. This app saved us from $50 campsites, gave us tips concerning rangers, what to bring and what to watch out for.
  3. iPhone maps. While it did tell us to turn right into a cliff wall, it was right most of the time and got us back on track when we did get turned around.
  4. Gas Buddy. This guy told us where to get gas. Nuff said.
  5. Allrecipes. For planning your road trip’s meals, this helps a ton. With the “Dinner Spinner” feature you can pick an ingredient, dinner type, and time of preparation and it gives you multiple meal ideas.
  6. Words With Friends and Draw Something. These help pass any time spent in traffic.

Camping too? Don’t forget the…

– WATER – lots of it!
– Tent (and poles!)
– Tarp in case of rain
– Sleeping bag/pillow/extra blankets
– Lighter
– Knives
– Spatula, tongs
– Cutting board
– Pots and pans
– Utensils
– Paper bowls and plates
– Shovel
– Paper/Fire starter
– Wood (or you’ll have to buy the overpriced version at the campsite)
– Lanterns/Flashlights
– Cliff bars/granola bars
– In-the-car snacks
– Cooler (and ice)
– Ingredients for your meals (tacos are easy and delicious)
– S’more stuff (don’t forget to put the marshmallows in the cooler!!!)
– Trash bags
– iPod or iPhone (for the drive)
– Ear plugs (if you’re a light sleeper)
– Map (paper, make sure you have at least one way to navigate when 3G or 4G fails)
– Emergency cash

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