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The #1 Thing: Who You Bring on Your Road Trip Can Make or Break It!

Road Trip

“I have found that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”Mark TwainIt’s something that everyone knows, but seems to completely forget when planning a trip – especially a road trip. Who you travel with is the number one thing you should figure out before you decide …

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Create Your Own Road Trip Map and Itinerary Using This Foolproof Five-Step Method

Create Your Own Road Trip Map

I was sorely tempted to create a road trip map or many maps that my visitors could click on to get a custom trip, but when I started to try to do this I realized that there are just too many places to see in the U.S. to just pick a few, too many different personalities that would be …

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Road Trip Checklist – What to Do Before You Go

Road Trip Checklist

Read the #1 Thing: Make or Break Your Road Trip article and make the most important decision. Select your destination! Map out your trip. Check out my Road Trip Planning: Map It! article. Make your hotel/motel/campground reservations. Make sure to allow adequate time when mapping your trip so that you can arrive at your hotel around dinner time. Any …

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Essential Safety Steps to Take When Planning a Road Trip

Essential Safety Steps to Take When Planning a Road Trip

If you’re planning a road trip, there are safety concerns you should address both before you go and on the road. Although I prefer to see the world through rose-colored glasses, even I know there are dangers to your home as well as to yourself that come about when you’re traveling. Taking the time to address these …

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Road Trip Planning for Fido and Fluffy’s Vacation Away From it All

Road Trip Planning

Road trip planning takes on a whole new element when you’re taking your pets along for the ride. It can be great to have your best friend traveling down the road with you – you can just see Bowser’s face as he pants and smiles at the passing scenery or Mr. Kitty as he keeps …

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Road Trip Planning 101: Getting Your Car Ready for the Road (and Not the Side of the Road)

Road Trip Planning 101

When most people think of road trip planning, they think about getting their car prepared as much as they think about their destination. Your car is how you’re getting there – you’re practically moving in! Car problems on the road have become such a comic cliché that sometimes people don’t take them seriously enough. One …

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