Summertime is filled with plenty of parties….from celebrating the end of school, Independence Day, my daughter’s birthday, and the last bash before school starts. Not to mention the pool parties, lemonade stands, family reunions, and play dates in between. But, believe it or not, I do make time for something besides party planning. My family loves to explore. Now that our kids are getting older we can take road trips. It reminds me of all the road trips we took as a family growing up. We’d just hop in the car and go. My mom loved a good adventure. We never knew where we would end up.
We love a good adventure, but “hop in the car and go” trips are much easier now because I can plan on the go with my smartphone. Plus, using data that doesn’t cost a fortune is a huge bonus, which is why I’m excited to partner with Straight Talk Wireless to share my road trip adventure planning tips with all of you!
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Road Trip Adventure Planning Tips
Sometimes all it takes for a fun adventure is a hastily packed suitcase, a few cold sodas for the road, and a decision to travel north, south, east, or west. We put a few unvisited destinations within a day’s drive on slips of paper and put them in a hat. We let our oldest pick and off we went. Our smartphone was an invaluable resource on our spontaneous road trip!
For this road trip adventure, I did the following from my smartphone:
- Pulled up step-by-step map directions
- Used an online hotel reservation system
- Played our favorite road trippin’ tunes
- Found the locals favorite places to eat
- Games for the kids
- Much more!
Road trips are still an adventure even when you don’t take wrong turns because you are using a GPS map and when you have a full range of your favorite tunes! All thanks to reliable coverage, as Straight Talk offers nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks. Read on to see the road tripping pics and how I used my smartphone to plan it all (on the go). But before you take off on your own adventure head over to Straight Talk to get the best deals on phones and data plans!
Forget the atlas, outdated maps, or good old directional intuition, you have all the direction you need with your GPS maps, smartphone and data plan from Straight Talk.
Don’t forget the cold sodas for the pit stops along the way.
Download a new playlist of road trip songs or sing along with your favorite tunes.
When lunch or dinner time comes calling, don’t just stop at some random spot, eat where the locals do with reviews from Yelp.
No need to worry about finding an open room to stay when we decide to stop for the night. We can book a room from our phone.
I LOVE printing travel pics as I go with my Instax app on my Samsung Galaxy S8. My kids love it too! They get to flip through pictures of their adventures.
When the kids get a bit restless, they get a little reprieve with some road trip games on the smartphone.
Finally, with Straight Talk, there are no contracts, no credit checks and no mystery fees – switching providers is easy and you’ll save money on your monthly bill. So what are you waiting for? Hop in the car and go on that road trip!
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