Episode 5: Road Tripping

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The Cruise Lines International Association recently announced that it’s pushing back U.S. sailings until at least November. But cruise lines are still sailing in other parts of the world. In Norway, several crew members and passengers on a Norwegian ship contracted the coronavirus. Also, the State Department lifted its Level 4 advisory for all global travel. What does that mean? Not much.

Travel Tales: The good, the bad, and the ugly of road trips

Ben and Tippe share their first road trip experiences, including some bad experiences and some fun ones. Ben reminisces on using Mapquest to drive to Missouri and needing to make some detours along the way. He also learned that driving 18 hours straight is a bad, bad idea.

Having grown up in Hawaii, Tippe spent hours daydreaming about and planning all the road trips she’d take once she moved to the mainland. She talks about her first road trip with friends from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, and another one back to LA with a stranger.

Travel Tips: How to make the most of your time on the road

Road trips can feel monotonous, especially if you’re driving alone. Ben and Tippe share some of their tips for a smooth trip. Here are just a few:

  • Get plenty of sleep before the day of your trip.
  • Bring healthy snacks.
  • Provide plenty of entertainment for everyone in the car, especially if you have kids.
  • Download music beforehand in case you spend time with no service.
  • Add time for stops — explore the places you pass, if possible.
  • Have an emergency contact in case something goes wrong.

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