This road tripping tips and tricks article is brought to you by Nature’s Bakery.

So, you’ve decided to ditch the daily grind and embark on a road trip?

Whether it’s a spontaneous weekend getaway or a carefully planned cross-country expedition, mastering the art of road tripping is essential.

Buckle up, because we’ve got some tips and tricks to help make your road trip smooth, successful, and most importantly, an adventure to remember. 

Pack Like a Pro

First things first, let’s talk about packing.

We’ve all been there — trying to cram our entire wardrobe into a duffel bag that’s roughly the size of a toaster oven. Packing can go a long way towards making or breaking your road trip experience, so it’s crucial to do it right.

Embrace the minimalist mindset and opt for versatile clothing pieces that can be mixed and matched effortlessly. Sitting in a car starts to wear on you after just a few hours, so you’ll thank yourself for bringing along those sweatshirts, leggings, and loose-fitting shirts. Remember, less is more when it comes to packing the car and packing clothes. 

Pro Tip: Roll your clothes instead of folding them to maximize space in your luggage.

Embrace the Snack Life

Let’s be real, no road trip is complete without some tasty snacks.

Forget about those greasy bags of chips and fast food drive-thrus — we’re all about wholesome snacking here. In the end, you’ll thank yourself for choosing the option that tastes great but makes you feel good.

This is where Nature’s Bakery comes in clutch with their plant-based snack bars. Their Whole Wheat Fig Bars, which offer flavors like blueberry, strawberry, and original, are soft-baked goodness filled with real ingredients. These bars are the perfect on-the-go snack to keep you going mile after mile.

Pro Tip: Pack a mix of sweet and savory snacks to cater to all your cravings. Try pairing the Whole Wheat Fig bars with some savory jerky or crunchy nuts for a balanced snack attack.

Stay Entertained

Keep boredom at bay by curating the ultimate road trip playlist filled with sing-along classics and guilty pleasure jams. And when your vocal cords need a break from singing like nobody can hear you (or like everyone in the car can hear you but you don’t care!), why not tune into a podcast or audiobook?

If you want to go fully analog, you can also look up some good sightseeing options along your route, or try out some classic in-car games like “I Spy”. 

Pro Tip: Download your favorite podcasts, playlists, and audiobooks before hitting the road to keep you entertained during those long stretches of highway.

Stay Flexible

Google Maps may have a plan laid out for you, but where’s the fun in that?

Embrace the spontaneity of the open road and take those unexpected detours. Who knows, you might stumble upon a hidden gem — like a quirky roadside attraction or a mom-and-pop diner claiming to serve the best apple pie this side of the Mississippi!

And just in case that apple pie doesn’t live up to the hype, you can always fall back on your trusty stash of Nature’s Bakery Brownie bars. Yes, Nature’s Bakery also makes Brownie Bars!

Pro Tip: Use a camping app like The Dyrt to find quick and easy overnight camping stays and shake things up a bit. You can also use TripAdvisor to find unique attractions and local hotspots in the areas you’re passing through.

Stay Safe

Last but certainly not least, prioritize safety during your road trip adventure.

Make sure your vehicle is in good condition, with all necessary maintenance checks completed before you hit the road. Pack a roadside emergency kit, including essentials like a first-aid kit, flashlight, and jumper cables. Check the air pressure in all four tires. Have your phone and any other important devices fully charged, and carry an external battery bank with you just in case.

For bonus points, purchase a AAA membership, and make sure your car has had an oil change recently — road trips are taxing on cars, and nothing is harder on them than running a car for hundreds of miles on old, dirty, or low levels of engine oil. That’s a recipe for disaster and something you want to avoid at all costs!

Pro Tip: Share your itinerary and travel plans with a trusted friend or family member and check in regularly to let them know you’re safe and sound.


So there you have it, folks – your ultimate guide to conquering the open road like a pro. Whether you’re cruising down Route 66 or exploring the winding backroads of the countryside, remember that the best things you can bring with you are, a sense of adventure, some forethought, and a healthy dose of curiosity and spontaneity.

Safe travels!

This article was brought to you by Nature’s Bakery