Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip

Road-trip season is almost here, but proper preparation is the key part of any driving vacation.  It might be fun to jump in the car and hit the open road, but that fun will come to a screeching halt a few hours later when you’re hungry, sleepy and bleary-eyed.

Setting up an itinerary that mixes long highway stretches with scenic roads and local attractions takes out the monotony of driving. Careful packing means you’re prepared for any roadside emergencies you may encounter.

Travel Correspondent Alyssa Caverley has a complete Know Before You Go guide to make your next driving vacation a success.

For more smart traveler secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including airplane etiquette, Middle East travel etiquette, the best travel technology, the fastest way through airport security, how to choose the right hotel, how to travel solo, how to avoid the most common travel fees, how to prevent lost luggage, how to sightsee on public transportation, and how to cruise safely.

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