Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Road Trip Tips by Beth of Dot in the CIty

Greetings, Yes, Teacher readers! I'm thrilled Sarah is having me join y'all today. My name is Beth and I blog over at dot in the city about everything from faith to food along with thrifty finds, DIY projects and more.
I also love to travel. Earlier this summer, we took a rather long road trip covering over 4300 miles in the United States. We saw family and friends across the country. We hadn't done a road trip that kept us on the road for more than a few days, so this one taught us a lot. I wanted to share a few tips for road trip  adventures and I hope you find them helpful on your next road trip.
A few ideas on what to eat:

  • Bring a variety of snacks from things you like to those you rarely eat
  • Try healthy and crunchy snacks like carrots or apples
  • Trail mix is one of my favorite road trip snacks, along with string cheese

A few suggestions on what to listen to:

  • Audiobooks pass the time well since they're long
  • Podcasts 
  • Mix cds or at least a variety of the types of cds 

As time allows during travel, use the road trip as an excuse to meet blog friends in real life. I was fortunate enough to meet up with four other bloggers while we traveled: Laura of Along for the Ride, Christa of C. Jane Create, Sandy of Sandy a la Mode and Mandy of Mandipidy!
Find the free stuff! It pays to do your homework while planning a trip, but sometimes you're lucky enough to stumble upon free stuff too. When we were in Breckenridge for the day, we happened upon free gondola rides up the mountain. It wasn't something we had budgeted time-wise, but we couldn't pass up a chance to ride a gondola in the Rockies!
Map out your rest stops and snacks; you can do this on the go from your smartphone or ahead of time online. If you don't eat fast food much, this can be a great excuse to try those chains that are not near where you live. We stopped at Sonic, Caribou Coffee and DQ Chill 'n Grill since we don't have those nearby.

Sarah, thank you for having me on your fantastic blog today. Congratulations to you and your husband on becoming parents! I can't wait to hear more about sweet William as he grows!


  1. Good ideas! We've found that comedy podcasts/cds make trips go by quickly.


  2. So glad you had a fun, safe trip! Thanks for sharing Beth! Love that bowl trip! Totally going to try that with a picnic in the park!