Truly, we love road trips. It’s how I was raised, with an atlas of the UK on my lap, navigating my heart out. The road trip was part of the adventure, which is the opposite of how Stuart was raised. It’s taken years for our road trip experience to turn into something special for both of us, rather than stressful and confusing. Yes, you might be thinking, sure Laura, it’s fun for you because you don’t even have a driver’s license! Excuse me! I take my road trip responsibilities very seriously!
On a trip with me, you will notice, I have curated a playlist and it’s ready to go. You and your musical tastes have been taken into account. Furthermore, you will also see there are snacks and treats, and some of them are homemade – I bake sandwiches, sausage rolls, and muffins. There’s likely a bag of muddy buddies ready for you too. Also, I do not sleep. You will absolutely find me awake, prepared, and dedicated to keeping you company the whole time. I have references to these antics if you don’t believe me. (not even kidding.)
Finally, I will have an itinerary of stops mapped out and it’s cool if we blow past some. Because the goal of these road trips is to keep them stress-free and memorable.
Without further ado, it doesn’t take much to make your trip epic with these tried and tested trip-planning resources:
1. Roadtrippers app.This is a favorite app we’ve depended on during various trips this past year. To begin, add your start and finish locations and it shows you EVERY attraction along the way. From places to eat to hotels, sights, attractions, activities, and experiences, etc. Next, add the specific stops you need to make and see how many miles and minutes are between each. Then, add pitstops from their list along your route. This is a gem of a resource. Tip: Not interested in the paid subscription? Use the free app to plot 5 stops for each day of your trip rather than only choosing 5 stops for the whole trip.
However, if you’re on the fence, the yearly subscription has been worth the investment for us.