Long Road Trip Tips To Become a Road Tripping Pro
I recently took the biggest road trip I've ever taken. In fact, before this road trip I had only driven a couple hours at a time without stopping. I'd never driven long distances or driven in extreme weather conditions and terrain.
My best friend and I drove over 1,800 miles across the country so I could make a huge move to another state. We drove through seven states to get to our destination. We saw mountains, lakes, rivers, unique animal life, streams, parts of national parks, national monuments, and the most perfect sunset we've ever seen. We drank huckleberry shakes, saw otters, and got bit by the biggest mosquitos in Montana.
It was the best road trip of my life, but it didn't come without its own difficulties. I had to pack my entire life into my vehicle, prepare it for the trip, create a moving budget, maintain my vehicle on the trip, drive through steep mountains, drive through torrential downpour, take care of two very confused and anxious animals during the trip, anticipate unhealthy air quality and fire-related detours, and drive 29 hours in less than three days.
All the obstacles and work that went into the road trip taught me a ton about preparing for a major road trip, so in this guide, I give you all the tips tricks and good habits I learned when preparing and taking a long road trip.