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18 Road Trip Planning Survival Tips

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1. Get the oil changed and your fluids checked before you leave.
2.  Go with someone you love.  Or like.  A lot.
3. Take turns driving.
4. Bring your own music.
5. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen.
6. Avoid stupid traffic tickets.
7. Bring your own food and drinks.
8. Bring garbage bags.
9. Get gas before you’re on E.
10. Use the bathroom every time you stop.
11. For Pete’s sake, just pull over and let the woman pee.
12. Plan time for unexpected stops.
13. Sleep.
14. Avoid rush hour traffic.
15. Bring a map. A real, actual, paper map that does not talk to you.
16. Pack games for the kids.
17. Wear flip flops.
18. Have fun!

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