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:
- Instagram. Great for getting quick photos of key moments, saved us a lot of stopping and unpacking of photo equipment.
- Yelp. This app saved us from $50 campsites, gave us tips concerning rangers, what to bring and what to watch out for.
- 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.
- Gas Buddy. This guy told us where to get gas. Nuff said.
- 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.
- 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
– Spatula, tongs
– Cutting board
– Pots and pans
– Paper bowls and plates
– Paper/Fire starter
– Wood (or you’ll have to buy the overpriced version at the campsite)
– 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