It's road trip season. Whether you take to the road annually or are about to make your first pilgrimage across the country, the guidance of those who have traveled the winding road before you is invaluable.
Specific tips on the path you'll travel are great, because knowing who has the best pancakes in Western Colorado is next level advice. The 11 tips below are good no matter how long you'll be on the road or what path you're spending the summer exploring.
Take Breaks and Shuffle Drivers
Keep taking small breaks at beautiful locations. Carry some group games like cards or something similar, have one mat or something similar that you can spread anywhere and sit and relax.
Keep shuffling the driver and seats of everyone so that no one falls into a true comfort zone and becomes lazy.
— Goranka Medhi
Have Map Back-Ups That Don't Rely on the Internet
Install several navigation apps that support offline maps and pre-download maps for the region you will travel.
I had two Android devices each with HERE Maps, Maps.me, and MapFactor Navigator, plus maps of Iceland for each app. Some of them turned out to be better at navigation, some other made finding next gas station easier.