LLL’s Road Trip Resource Guide

LLL's Road Trip Resource Guide

The weather’s finally warming up and with it comes those heady dreams of hopping in the car for an epic road trip. As a newly minted car owner, I’m doubly excited for the chance to hit the road and see something new. (In fact, I’ve got a big exciting road trip next week that I’m just itching to get going on!)

In honor of the start of spring and warmer days, I’ve compiled a lovely road trip resource guide to help you plan and execute your greatest trip yet.

Let’s get planning, shall we?



20 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip: 20 places with history, natural beauty, and culture in spades.
The Most Scenic Drive in All 50 States: the most scenic road in each and every one of the 50 states.
All-American Road Trip: 18 Stops on the Pan-American Highway: covering almost 30,000 miles, the Pan-American Highway offers the most diverse scenery on the planet—and plenty of pit stops.
This Guy Planned The Best European Road Trip So You Don’t Have To: the creator took a list of top Europe spots and then found the shortest distance between them for an epic European road trip.
An Epic New Zealand Road Trip: an American family embarks on a 2-month road trip around the North and South Islands of New Zealand and shares their itinerary.
Karakoram Highway, the World’s Best Road Trip: the Karakoram Highway is a highway that runs about 800 miles from Pakistan to western China.
Hokkaidō Road Trip: Explore Japan’s northernmost island with your own wheels and you’ll have the freedom to detour to sapphire-blue caldera lakes, stop to dip in seaside hot springs, and pull over wherever fresh seafood beckons.

What You’ll Need

The Road Trip Packing List: a road trip packing list of 50 essential items that you need to take with you, no matter where you’re going.
The Essential Road Trip Packing List: absolutely essential items to pack for your road trip and nothing else!
The 15 Best Apps for a Road Trip: the best apps to use to help make your road trip a success.
44 Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas: skip the drive-thru on your next trip and instead plan ahead and pack some of these healthier snack options.
A Road Trip Playlist: put on this playlist that’s perfect for a long drive in the car. Sit back, relax, and turn it up!


Tips & Tricks

17 Road Trip Hacks That Will Save Your Summer: seventeen tips and tricks to get you through the longest, most laborious drives.
How to Save Money on Road Trips: with a little bit of planning, you can make your road trips even more frugal by learning some tricks to save money.
20 Ways to Save on a Road Trip: 20 more ways to make your road trip even more wallet friendly.
How to Pack Your Car for a Road Trip: the perfect layout to pack your car for an epic road trip without feeling too squished.
How to Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready: don’t let emergency breakdowns spoil your vacation! Get your vehicle road trip ready with this handy pre-trip checklist.

What’s your favorite road trip memory? Mine is definitely the week I spent driving around Armenia and trying to sleep in the car comfortably with my (very tall) husband!

  • I’m so ready for summer road trips! And now that we live in Toronto, there are a lot of places within a reasonable driving distance of the city. Time to explore!
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  • Looking forward to hearing the details of your road trip, Polly!!

    My favorite road trips were making the “seasonal job” drives from Fairbanks, Alaska to southeast Alaska and vice versa. My roommate and I would take a couple of days to make the trip, stopping in tiny Canadian towns to do the kinds of dumb things you can only do when you’re 21 :p And the scenery was INCREDIBLE, especially the further south you got. A few years later, I took a job driving tour buses north to the Arctic Circle and after that experience, ugh, I still hate driving.
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