Hitting the Road: The long and
short of enjoying a solo road trip.
Photos and text by Anne
So...you’re contemplating a solo
Maybe you’re planning a visit to
see family and friends at the
Perhaps you’re driving cross-country
for a new job or for love.
it’s more about the journey than
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.
Be prepared for a change in
elements. Carry a blanket,
flashlight, flares and maybe even
kitty litter (for traction in the
A word about technology on the
Take your phone and keep it
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.
Take breaks. Get off the road.
Find a cool place to swim. Stretch