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Top 8 Resources for Your Best Summer Road Trip Yet

This is the ultimate list of resources you will need before going on the best Summer road trip with your friends or family. Read on and check that you haven’t missed anything. That aside, have fun and drive safe!

Find a Good Car Mechanic - Edmunds.com

One of the first things you need to take care of before your road trip is your car. Fix any issues ahead of time if you don’t want to find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere. Take it to an auto repair shop if you must. Edmunds.com has great advice if you haven’t found a good mechanic in your area yet.

Roadside Assistance Services - AAA.com

Speaking of being stranded, sometimes, it does happen. However, you can make this experience less painful by signing up to roadside assistance services. AAA offers discount programs (for select places) and other important information on their website. Their emergency contact information can also be found on most phone books. AAA has a great offer for members; so sign up now and get your card while it’s early!

Free and Printable Maps - Moon.com

Maps are essential when traveling. While Google Maps is great for getting driving directions, nothing beats an actual map to mark interesting pit spots, plot your entire route, and generally have around in case your phone dies out. Download free maps online OR visit your local book stores to buy them.

Food for Road Trips - Livingonadime.com

It’s going be tricky finding good eats on the road - so it’s best to prepare your own food before you go. For those with kids, have something healthy yet yummy like cheeses, cereals, sandwiches, and fruit. Don’t forget to pack regular snacks such as chips, soda, and fruit juices, too! Who says eating on a road trip has to be boring? Be creative and create your own menu!

Audiobook Books - Goodreads.com

Level-up your listening experience with audio books! These downloadable ‘books on tape’ can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. Have everyone pick something that they like, then take turns listening to one book after another. Whether you revisit a favorite novel or try something new, audio books will relieve you and your companions of dull, driving moments.

Postagram - Sincerely.com

Want to make your other friends jealous of your road trip? Download Postagram for Android or iOS and send them personalized postcards with images from your recent trip. Simply upload a picture from your camera or gallery, edit, and send. It’s affordable and can be sent within the U.S., Canada, or abroad.

Matt's Travel Site - Nomadicmatt.com

If you’re still craving for more information on everything about road trips (or just plain travel tips), visit Nomadic Matt’s blog for a dose of awesomeness. He’s traveled the world since 2006 and it doesn’t look like he’ll be stopping any time soon. Dive into interesting travel info, fun stuff, and must-read articles. Let his thought-provoking posts stir the inner wanderer in you.

Auto Accident Legal Help - Accidentattorneyhelp.com

Accidents happen all the time – but as much as possible, you don’t want it happening to you during your road trip. Your plan B then, is to have someone knowledgeable and experienced to turn to during your time of need. Get educated. Ask questions. Use their free resources to find out more about the do’s and don’ts after a car accident.

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    April is an Editor at Scoopfed, contributor at Hubpages and has been an enthusiast of food articles. She previously worked at a BPO Company and now enjoying her job at an SEO Company. During her free time, she is fond of reading John Green and Paolo Coelho Novels as well as playing guitar.

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