Road trip planning
Planning a last-minute road trip can be spontaneous and exciting, but there are just a few things to consider before you leave so you can have the best trip possible.
Download your music.
If you don't have unlimited data on your phone you're not going to want to burn through it as you listen to your favorite music and podcasts.
Even if you do have unlimited data, you're going to want to download your music for when you go through areas with spotty service. You can even download videos from some of your favorite streaming services for those in the backseat. How to download everything from your favorite streaming service.
And while you're at it, don't forget your phone charger for your car.
Know your road trip games.
Whether you're a kid or an adult, road trips can get boring. How do you maintain sanity while driving for hours? Try some of these games you can do without needing any extra supplies.
Guess the Song
You can play this a couple different ways. Play a song and whoever shouts out the title first wins.
Alternately, have someone say the words of a song, without singing the tune, and everyone else has to guess.
Look for each letter of the alphabet on passing signs, passing cars, billboards, etc. Whoever sees it first shouts it out and then everyone starts looking for the next letter. The only rule is it has to be outside the car.
License Plate Game
Interpret the letters in each license plate you pass. You can interpret them as an acronym: ABT could be "Always Brings Tacos" or "About." Whoever shouts something out first wins.
You can find more game ideas here.
Plan your snacks.
It's easy to grab a snack at the gas station when you're on the road, but a little time and preparation will save you money and save you from empty calories. From granola to chips, here are some of our favorite things to munch on while traveling.
If you plan ahead, you won't have to eat fast food over and over, or worse, starve as you go through stretches of desert that seem to have no food for miles. Here are some of our favorite snacks.
Road trip snacks
These Keto Cheat-os can satisfy your craving for something crunchy and cheesy without getting orange powder all over your car. It's a win-win.
Make your own granola with our granola recipe for a hint of sweetness that you can snack on without feeling guilty.
Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies can be made with only three ingredients which makes them an easy treat to whip up and take with you on the road. And, of course, they don't have any sugar, just Lakanto Powdered Sweetener.
Popcorn makes a great and easy snack. You can have it with whatever flavoring you'd like. Try our Sugar-Free Caramelized Popcorn.
Other great road trip snacks include
- Cut up cucumbers and peppers
- String cheese
- Seaweed, yes, seaweed, it's good for you.
Let us know what your favorite road trip snack is in the comments!