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Washington's Ultimate Road Trip

Be Road Trip Ready!

Start out with a fresh oil change, topped-off fluids, tires aired-up properly and in good condition, fresh wiper blades, and of course, a full tank of gas (unless of course you’re driving an electric car, in which case, plan where you will charge up.) Place GPS and/or road maps where they are easily accessible. Pack a first-aid kit, flashlight with fresh batteries, and if your vehicle, an extra key. Pack for comfort and ease of travel.

  1. Pack extra water and snack
  2. Bring a pair of binoculars for wildlife viewing
  3. Bring a small cooler for picnicking or bringing home perishable souvenirs
  4. Check the forecast before you leave; pack appropriate clothing for the weather
  5. Make sure to choose clothing that is comfortable both for driving and the activities you plan
  6. No matter what time of year, always pack for rainy weather (and an extra pair of socks doesn’t hurt either)
  7. If you’re planning to camp, pack appropriately and don’t forget the bug spray, just in case
  8. Be ready for sticky fingers whether from snacks, picnicking or sappy trees—wet wipes are a must-bring item