10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip

A Best Buddy
Good company always makes road trips better.
Good company always makes road trips better.
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Everything is more fun with a companion, and a road trip is no exception. Think of all the great road trip movies, from "National Lampoon's Vacation" to "Thelma and Louise" and "Little Miss Sunshine." The time spent with family, a spouse or significant other, or a favorite friend can turn an ordinary trip into an adventure.

Take turns driving while the other person takes a nap or flips through magazines, or simply spend the time talking and catching up with each other. If you're traveling with small children, be prepared with a few fun road games, sing-a-longs or books-on-tape to help the miles speed by.

Who knows? Your highway escapades just might give you the inspiration to write a road trip story of your own!

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