Jul29 | 2010
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Essential road trip tips

Deep in the middle of the summer is a mighty fine time to grab some friends and hit the open road. You may recall that last January we did our own road trip from Nashville to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronic Show. We affectionately named our journey CES Bound.

Since it’s high season for road trippers, I thought I would ask the CES Bound crew for their road trip tips:

  • Two words… Trucker’s Arm Rest. – Jay
  • Souvenirs – always buy at least one useless souvenir every city or state you stop in. Mexican wrestling masks come highly recommended. :D – Jackie
  • Memorize a handful of absolutely horrible songs so you can annoy your fellow roadtripers. Just make sure they don’t get any video footage because this will be perfect blackmail material. – Bradley
  • Always know where your registration and insurance is, at all times. – Mark
  • Use social media to interact with your friends along the way (Jolie O’Dell has some great tips here). – Dave

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Leave us a comment with your personal road trip tip. We’ll randomly select 10 winners next Thursday (August, 5th after 12 pm Central). Good luck!

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  • rick

    Find great places to eat along the way

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Great tip! Thanks J.P.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    So true! We forgot to do this recently going to Canada. Thanks!

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Good point! Who doesn't like Blues Clues? :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZO5Q7YRYWZ7GTU4UBACW3RMYA Jediah c

    Plan on finding a few places along the way to stop and take pictures. One of the best parts of the great American road trip is the sights along the way. take advantage of the flexibility of ground transport and enjoy America at it's best!

  • http://twitter.com/daz4590 Daz

    Personal tip for an amazing road trip, is get your passenger to bring along many music CDs so you can tirelessly debate each individual track as the journey progresses….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698595110 Cassondra Monique

    So many comments that I can't keep up! I travel a lot so one of my tips is don't try to drive too long in one day. 10-11 hrs should be the absolute most you drive (and only after a good night's sleep). Beyond that and you seriously run the risk of being too tired. Additionally, you should be sure to stop if you start to get tired. BE SAFE! :)

  • http://twitter.com/ericlott Eric Lott

    Sunflower seeds!! So you draw the short straw and get night shift or even worse the after lunch shift and everybody else is passed out from food comma or driving all day. How are you going to stay awake? Sunflower seeds! By some chimical reaction, natural compound, or macigal power these seeds not only will keep you awake but the act of eating them gives you something to do too. So grab an empty bottle to spit you shells in and a bottle of water to keep your mouth from drying out and be the hero of the trip and volunteer to take that killer shift.

  • http://blog.willisliao.com Willis

    Always bring drinks and snacks. They make driving long hours much more pleasant.