Long Road Trip Survival Tips

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner... which means it is almost time for my family and I to drive the 9 hour trip south to my grandfather's house in Alabama. I am not the biggest fan of long car rides (I don't think anybody is) but after traveling so often for extended periods of time, I have come up with some tips that make a long road trip (or airplane ride) a bit more bearable! This is perfect if you're traveling in the next few days or even Christmas Break!

Pack lots of movies
This is the best way to pass time: pack a lot of new (or favorite movies)! I also like to watch Netflix on my iPad by using my hotspot on my phone!

Comfy clothes are a must

Pack the perfect carry on bag
Bring a bag full of your must have items so they're easily in reach! Check out my essentials here!

Bring snacks
And preferably lots of them! Don't get hangry on long car rides, just don't!

Plan out your stops
My family does this a lot and typically around food. Find an exit with a Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, or other favorite food to plan ahead to so that way you can look forward to it (only 50 miles to Starbucks!).

Two words: Bring Headphones
Okay, I'm going to be honest with y'all: after so many hours in the car with my family (or friends), I start to get a bit annoyed and needing my own space. The solution: put on some headphones and tune them out for a bit!

Buy a new album to listen to
Another way to pass time (and catch up on the new albums everyone has been obsessed with lately!)

How do you survive long road trips? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I just came back from a roadtrip, and having a whole new playlist made it so much better!!
    xo, Syd

    1. I think I may need to create a new one for my trip!


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