Our road trip took us through amazing scenery, cities and even a couple national parks. We spent six days driving from Montana to Nevada and it was well worth it. Planning for the trip was the easy part actually making the plan work while on the road was another story.
Our route through Colorado from Fort Collins to Grand Junction
A few things I learned along the way were:
- You can never have too much food in the car
- Always carry extra water
- Always have a destination in mind
- Don’t plan too many activities from point A to B
- Tourist Information centers offer free maps and travel advice
- Be willing to get off the interstate and explore a side road
Rock Tunnel near Antimony, Utah
When you’re on the road things change, maybe the kids are grumpy and didn’t get enough sleep or you get stopped for a couple hours because of an accident. Having your accommodations planned for every night on the road gives you piece of mind that once you get where you’re going you have shelter and a bed to sleep your worries away.
Cabin in Cannonville, Utah
What we enjoyed most about our trip was the unplanned stops. Watching the signs on the interstate and stopping at historical stops or even a museum can be fun for the whole family.
Oregon Trail Register Cliff State Historic Park, Wyoming
Our plan was to eat while driving because it saved time and money that we could spend on activities or sightseeing. Having summer snack solutions on hand was an easy way to know that everyone could have something to nibble on to pass the time while driving mile after mile. It took us one stop at Walmart, our SNACKNATION destination, to stock up on go-to summer snack solutions and a few meals!
Sometimes the best things in life come when you least expect them!
What’s your best travel tip?