Road Trip Survival Guide – Planning a Trip

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. To Plan or Not to Plan? There’s nothing I love more than grabbing my go-bag, hopping in my truck, and hitting the road for the weekend on a whim. I don’t even need a particular destination in mind. I just Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Music to Drive By

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Foundations for a Great Road Trip No matter where you’re going, who you’re going with, how far you’re travelling, or how long you’re gone – every great road depends on two indisputable things: tasty munchies to snack on and great Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Finances & Travel Documents

  This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The Tedious Side of Travel Planning You’ve selected your destination. You’ve plotted an epic route. You have a car full of tasty munchies and some sick beats to jam to. You and your friends are all packed for a Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Cell Phones & Apps

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Ditch the Phone? I would be a hypocrite if I told you to ditch your cell phone? It’s often the only electronic device I bring, and the multi-functionality of these Swiss Army devices makes them invaluable on road trips. But Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Electrical Power

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Technical, Technically I don’t want this Survival Guide to be overly-technical. My purpose is to broaden your mind by giving you ideas you might not have thought of. Not to micromanage your trip or to give a lecture on electrical Read More …

Public Service Announcement

It has come to my attention that since I’ve mentioned committing crimes in recent Road Trip Survival Guide posts (namely trespassing, minor theft, and aiding and abetting escaped convicts) – that I should probably make it clear that I am not giving you permission to commit crimes. So let me put on my best Jim Jefferies face and do this… Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Managing Water

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. The Molecule We Take for Granted Save for the air we breathe, there is no substance more critical to our survival than water. For those of us in the developed world, water reliably pours out of our faucets – on Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Eating and Storing Food

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Finding the Economical Choice If you have decided to forego hotels in favor of cheaper accommodations, then you’ve also decided to forego room service. And that’s a good thing, because any long-term journey that relies on room service is going Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Picking Up Hitchhikers

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Fear of Hitchhikers Like most nomadic practices, hitchhiking is one of many great American traditions that has grown less popular (and even outlawed to an extent) – mostly the result of fear and paranoia. This is unfortunate, because hitchhiking is Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Finding Shelter & Sleep

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Costly Lodging For most Americans, travelling away from home means spending a night in a hotel. But if you plan on being on the road for a long period of time, hotel stays are prohibitively expensive. The average daily rate for Read More …