5 Tips for your Road Trip

5 top tips for your road trip! #goflyjoyThis past weekend we went on a road trip to the mountains for a little Labor Day #friendcation! We piled into two cars and headed west with packed bags ready for the adventure ahead. Road Trips can vary in length – from a couple hours to months on the road but the essentials are always the same.


Hangry is the worst enemy of the road trip. Ain’t nobody got time for a grumpy driver or grumpy riders! Snacks and drinks are a must. Stay hydrated and snacked up! I love throwing someย FLYJOY bars in the carย for someย long-lasting, healthy, great-tasting energy from ingredients like quinoa, chia, flax and nut butterย to help keep everyone in the car happy!


So make sure you’ve got some fun playlists downloaded on your phone or burned on a CD if you are still old school like me! It isn’t always easy to get everyone to agree on the music so feel free to take turns – everyone gets to pick a song or an album and you rotate! This can turn into a fun kind of game! Also, feel free to go music-less for awhile! Sometimes it is fun to drive with the windows down and sit in silence just taking it all in!


While driving, let your self look around and see new things. You may drive by a new restaurant on the way up and make plans to stop on your way back through (we did that on this last trip!) You may have a schedule you are trying to stay on, but having some wiggle room for little side adventures!


You’ll want to put on that fleece or take it off depending on the climate outside of the car and the climate inside. There are always the friends who like it warmer or cooler and you’ll want to be comfortable. So if the car majority is windows down while the storm rolls in, you’ll be glad you can throw on your sweatshirt.


Thanks to cell phones & the internet, we can almost always be able to google things while driving. Almost is the key word in there! Sometimes you will not have cell service (like when you are on that dirt road surrounded by the Rocky Mountains) and sometimes your phone will die (best to also keep a charger in the car for such occasions ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Make sure you have a plan before you go into things. Write down the addressย you are heading to and have a real map in the car just in case. You’ll be glad you have a back up plan!

What are some of your Road Trip Tips?!

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Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Oh my goodness. I literally posted my same version of this post today. Great minds must think alike I guess. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loved reading your tips! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! I love that! Great minds think alike!

  • Ok, it’s settled. I’m planning a road trip. Where to?!?

    • Oak & Oats

      Anywhere! haha.

  • Oh I so badly need to go on a road trip soon! Hopefully this fall when all the leaves have changed colors! Love your idea of layering your clothes especially — I always seem to be either hot or cold in a car so makes sense to layer up and adjust as necessary. Brilliant!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! It is a life saver for me! I am always too hot or too cold and being comfortable is key for a fun roadtrip!

  • Your photos are always amazing! Even if they’re in a car and super simple, I love it! These tips were great. I do all of those too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oak & Oats

      Ah! Thanks so much! You are so very sweet!

  • You forgot tip #6! Have a pretty place like Colorado to road trip in. ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! Yes! That helps a lot!

  • These are fantastic road trip tips, girl! <3

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much friend!

  • Ever since going to college 6 hours away I’ve loathed long car rides–but posts like these make me want to go on one again! Haha

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! Me too! I went to college 12 hours away and it was a long drive! But I am getting back into liking them again!

  • Love your tips Beth! I was just thinking about our tip and was dreaming about everything I should pack, ha!

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! oh! I cannot wait!

  • allow for interruptions and inspiration = YESSS!

    • Oak & Oats

      The best!