The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

Road Trip Ready

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Welcome back everyone!  This year I’ve gone on four summer road trips in varying lengths.  B and I kicked off Memorial Day Weekend in Portland, Maine, Michaela and I took our annual sister trip to NYC, my mom and I drove to Ottawa on ten hours notice, and B and I went down to the Cape with my best friend and her boyfriend.  With my love for summer adventures, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on making your road trip enjoyable, whether it’s two hours or two days.  Today I’m sharing my go-to travel outfit formula and the five apps I never road trip without!

Spotify.  Mac and I never even go to Target without our downloaded Spotify playlists.  We are regular listeners of “New Music Friday” (M) and “Indie Pop” (me) and love our Spotify family membership!

Waze.  Michaela has a long commute, so she is always the first to suggest checking Waze on a regular basis for traffic and travel updates.  I, on the other hand, am not as good about remembering to check until after we’re sitting in bumper to bumper….

Along The Way.  Along The Way is exactly what it sounds like.  It finds coffee, food, attractions, and more on the route you’re taking to your end destination.  If you’re trying to expand on your road trip and stop to find hidden gems along the way, you definitely should check out this app!

GasBuddy.  On our regular route to NYC, we know exactly which BJ’s Gas Station we can stop at off the highway (it’s in Wallingford, right off the Merritt).  On other road trips (such as last year’s excursion to Saratoga Springs), we have to get a bit more creative to make sure we aren’t paying 60% more for gas.  This is where GasBuddy becomes your absolute savior!  Not only does it find you a gas station, but it finds you the cheapest gas station!

Sit or Squat.  This app always makes me chuckle a little bit, but it is extremely useful if you’re in an area you’re not familiar with.  It’s an app by Charmin, and it finds public bathrooms near you!  The best part about it is it rates them based on cleanliness, so if there are multiple options nearby you can choose the cleaner option!

 

My road trip uniform is based in a maxi or t-shirt dress.  They are so comfortable, you have no harsh waist band rubbing against you for multiple hours, and you still look cute when you arrive at your destination.  I love the classic summer stripes combined with an easy olive jacket and comfortable Chuck Taylors like I wore here, or a maxi paired with gladiators and a cozy sweater (which is exactly what Jenn wore driving down to the cape!)

Outfit Details – Dress: Milly (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: GAP (old, similar here, here, and here) | Sunglasses: Coach | Bag: Sole Society | Sneakers: Converse

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Follow along with our adventures on the ‘gram!

xo, C

One thought on “Road Trip Ready

  1. Great list!! I agree, downloaded Spotify playlists are a MUST. I’d never heard of the Sit or Squat app, but I will be downloading for my next long drive! I made a similar list – check it out! https://kellymullican.com/2016/01/04/road-trip-essentials/

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