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Hitting the Road: The long and 
short of enjoying a solo road trip. 
Photos and text by Anne 
Elias
So...you’re contemplating a solo 
road trip. 
Maybe you’re planning a visit to 
see family and friends at the 
holidays. 
...
it’s more about the journey than 
the destination
Pack enough water. Especially if 
you plan on heading out to the 
desert. A cooler can be a lifesaver. 
Go easy on the caf...
Be prepared for a change in 
elements. Carry a blanket, 
flashlight, flares and maybe even 
kitty litter (for traction in ...
A word about technology on the 
road: 
Take your phone and keep it 
charged. 
But keep the volume off if you are 
tempted ...
Take breaks. Get off the road. 
Find a cool place to swim. Stretch 
your legs. 
Breath deep.
Get lost. 
You won’t believe what you’ll find.
Take photos. 
Share later. 
Take your time.
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Solo trip

  1. 1. Hitting the Road: The long and short of enjoying a solo road trip. Photos and text by Anne Elias
  2. 2. So...you’re contemplating a solo road trip. Maybe you’re planning a visit to see family and friends at the holidays. Perhaps you’re driving cross-country for a new job or for love. Or maybe
  3. 3. it’s more about the journey than the destination
  4. 4. Pack enough water. Especially if you plan on heading out to the desert. A cooler can be a lifesaver. Go easy on the caffeine. It’ll make you shaky behind the wheel. Pack snacks that will give you energy and won’t spoil easily.
  5. 5. Be prepared for a change in elements. Carry a blanket, flashlight, flares and maybe even kitty litter (for traction in the snow).
  6. 6. A word about technology on the road: Take your phone and keep it charged. But keep the volume off if you are tempted to look at it while the car is moving. The beauty of the solo trip is enjoying the silence, your thoughts or audio entertainment. Ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the road should always be the primary goal.
  7. 7. Take breaks. Get off the road. Find a cool place to swim. Stretch your legs. Breath deep.
  8. 8. Get lost. You won’t believe what you’ll find.
  9. 9. Take photos. Share later. Take your time.

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