A Toyota Road Trip: Enjoy the Ride

October 12th, 2015 by

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Whether you have an unexpected afternoon without plans or a long weekend of uninterrupted freedom, a Toyota road trip is a great way to pass the time and unplug from the chaos of everyday life. There’s no need to plan the trip months in advance, you can leave your passport at home, airport security or layovers are not an issue, and you can enjoy unlimited snacks. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan to make your way across the map.

Choose your companions wisely

The longer the road trip, the more important it is to choose your traveling companions wisely. Make your travel goals known before you leave. If discovering a ten mile hiking trail or boating through the backwaters on an adventure tour is on your to-do list, make sure your friends are on board with your plans. Be especially careful when including pets in road trip plans. Not all destinations are animal-friendly, and the dog may be happier at home. If you decide to bring a pet, be sure to bring snacks for them, too.

Take care of business

After you do the things your Mom would suggest, like grabbing a sweater in case it gets cold and using the bathroom, take a few minutes to look over your vehicle. Make sure the tires are properly inflated, check the oil, and fill your Toyota’s gas tank with Top Tier Fuel. Stop by the bank or ATM before you get too far from home. No one wants to find themselves hungry and in need of a break from the road in a small town that offers one bar, one cozy diner, and a cash-only policy.

Skip the hype and go for winding back roads and local flavors

Tourist traps are best avoided in any situation but nothing sucks the life out of a good time like being stuck in Seven Mile Bridge traffic on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Avoid highly populated, trendy hot-spots during peak times. For a truly unforgettable trip, consider the Forgotten Florida NatGeo Road Trip or any of these 10 Florida road trip suggestions, none of which include theme parks.

Not all road trips go as planned, and if you have to cancel or reschedule because the weather isn’t cooperating or your schedule gets complicated, you can find some comfort in staying at home with a big bowl of popcorn and a few of the 25 greatest road trip movies ever.

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