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Road Trip Planning Tips & Resources

Setting off into the horizon and enjoying miles of the open road — there’s something about a road trip that ignites a sense of endless possibilities. Whether heading across the country or only a few hours from home, properly planning for your road trip can make all the difference.

We’ve put together a variety of road trip planning tips and resources to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Road Trip Games

One of the best parts about taking a road trip? All the fun games you can play during those hours on the open road! Here are some of our favorite traditional road trip games — print them off and pack them along for the ride.

Have you ever played the ABC Game to pass time in the car? It’s simple! Just look for signs on the road or highway and find a word that starts with the letter A. Continue with the letter B and so on until you find all the letters in the alphabet. (It may sound easy, but it gets a little tricky looking for letters like Q, X and Z!)

Print off the ABC Game sheet and write your words down to keep track — see if you can get all the letters before you reach your destination!

When you’re out on the road, you’re bound to see travelers from all over the country! See how many different state license plates you can find and cross them off this printable map. Either play as a team or make it more competitive by playing against each other!

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt? Print off this scavenger hunt bingo card  and see how many things you can find and cross off before everyone else in the car. No cheating!

Prepare for Your Road Trip

From the best car travel apps to how to change a tire, these articles will help you get the most out of your trip and give you peace of mind that you’re prepared for any bumps in the way.

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Your Road Trip Checklist

Before you hit the road, follow this road trip checklist to help you stay stress free and focused on making memories.

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Meet the Best Car Travel Apps
Take advantage of technology on your next road trip! From navigation to entertainment, these car travel apps will come in handy.
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What to Keep in Your Car Survival Kit
Having a car survival kit for your road trip can help you be better prepared if the unexpected happens. Here’s a list to get started creating your own.
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How to Change a Tire: Step-by-Step Instructions

Don’t let a flat tire keep you from moving forward! We’ve broken down how to change a flat tire so you can get back on the road in no time.

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How to Jump Start a Car

Whether on a road trip or not, knowing how to jump start a car is a great skill to have. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to bring a dead battery back to life.

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Why Emergency Roadside Assistance Is Right for You

From easy towing to a dependable locksmith, learn how Emergency Roadside Assistance can give you peace of mind on your road trip.

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Don’t Forget the Right Auto Insurance

One of the best ways to prepare for your road trip? Have the proper auto protection packed! Savings, discounts, coverage and more — here’s what to know about auto insurance with American Family Insurance.