The Keys to Road-Trip Readiness
From planning the ‘where' to the ‘what now?' we have tips for making
your next drive the best drive.
Plan for the best (and the worst.)
Before you hit the highway, doing some pre-work can help you max out
your road trip.
There's nothing worse than rolling into town and finding out there are
no rooms available, so book ahead.
The key: make flexible reservations.
That way if you
change your mind, or take a detour, you won't lose out.
you're booking, make sure you filter your results by rooms without a
A site like
can help you find a great price on a room last-minute if you find
yourself re-routing or not where you planned to be.
Okay there's one thing worse than having no room – having no
Make sure you've got 24 hr roadside assistance that can help you if
you run out of gas, lock yourself out, or can't start the car.
key: check your towing coverage.
Most companies have a 5-mile (or
less) limit on how far you can get towed. If you're travelling far
from home or into remote areas that may not cut it.
Insurance offers 25-mile coverage with our
Towbusters and TowbustersPlus plans.
What's worse than that?
Some things are better left to the imagination. But you can still plan
for it all (and enjoy some peace of mind) with insurance. Adding
coverage to your car before you head out is a great idea.
key: talk to an agent.
They can help you figure out the right
plan for your budget, talk through timelines, and match you with just
what you need to stay protected. And if you're going to Mexico, they
can explain what coverage you need there.
Acceptance has affordable travel insurance too.
Are you more into camping? We feel you.
Fresh air, starry skies, open fires – camping on a road trip lets you
stretch your legs and take a break from the noise and speed of the
The key: Camp only where you are welcome!
has a trip planner that shows you all the campsites (free and
otherwise) you may find along your route.
And if you want
something different try hipcamp. This site
has campgrounds, cabins, yurts, and more – all on private land and
ranging from high-style glamping to bare-bones backcountry vibes.
These keys to road trip planning will unlock a lot of fun – that
you'll make uniquely yours. Keep an open mind on the open road and
stay safe – and maybe make an extra set of keys, just in case.