Hi friends! On July 2nd I am leaving for Wyoming with my boyfriend! We have never done this long of a drive together before and I thought in preparation I would make a blog post all about road trips when you are in a relationship! The drive to Wyoming from Arizona for us is 15 hours without stopping. Our longest road trip so far has been 4 hours.
I decided to put a list together of road tripping essentials and things to do together to make the time go by!
1. An Amazing Playlist-
A good playlist is the most essential part of a road trip for sure! At least when it comes to entertainment. I have a playlist on Spotify specifically for this that I created last summer! It has about 200 songs and a ton of variety.
When you get tired of music listening to a podcast together is a good change of pace. I made a list of a couple podcasts for couples to listen to together.
-RISE Together- Rachel Hollis is my favorite and she has this podcast with her husband. I am super excited to listen to this one with my boyfriend on our trip!
-IGNTD Podcast- This one is a couple talking all about relationships and also some other super interesting topics. I found this one and thought we would give it a try!
-Some Comedy Podcast- I am not sure which one yet but I am looking for something funny to make us laugh when we are getting tired.
Classic road tripping games can be a lot of fun! A couple that I like to play in the car are the license plate game and the “I’m going on a picnic” game! These pass the time and can get pretty funny! It’s also fun to make up lives for the people in passing cars and make up totally random stories about them. Really anything that makes you laugh and passes the time!
Asking each other questions is a great way to bond on a trip! I put together a little list of questions to ask your person on a road trip-
1. Invent your own word. What does it mean?
2. How would you spend your ideal day?
3. If you could travel back to any era, which would you choose?
4. What hobby would you like to do more of/ or what hobby would you like to start?
5. What is one thing I do that always makes you happy?
6. If you had unlimited money to build a house, what would it look like and have?
7. If you could only have one super what would it be?
8. What is your favorite smell? Why?
9. If you could have a second home anywhere, where would it be?
10. What is one thing you are excited to do when we get to our distinction?
Next I wanted to talk about some essentials to take on your trip! Snacks are number one for me after the obvious stuff like your drivers license and car insurance ect. I have already started buying stuff for us like beef jerky, chips, fruit snacks, and some other random stuff. I will probably pack us a lunch and put it in a cooler that way we don’t have to stop and eat somewhere. Because it is such a long trip we will be trying to limit how many times we stop! I also recommend bringing a drink such as a Body Armor to keep hydrated while you are driving especially if you are changing altitudes. We will have some pillows and blankets in the car with us as well and I will probably bring my sleep mask so we can switch off and take little naps if we need to!
I am actually really looking forward to taking this trip with my boyfriend. I look at it as a great time to bond and have fun together. It’s not often that you can get total uninterrupted alone time!
I hope these little tips were helpful for you on your next road trip!