How to Choose A Road Trip Partner

road trip partnerRoad trips are one of the best options for a summer vacation—but we all know that the people we are road tripping with can influence just how much fun the vacation is. It can be difficult spending a long amount of time in a small car if the person is a snorer—or if they don’t like to alternate driving. To ensure that your next road trip is the best it can be, here is how to choose a road trip partner.

Navigation. A good road trip partner needs to be able to know his or her way around a navigation app. Give them bonus points if they can manage a paper map or atlas, just in case cell phone service isn’t that great where you’re headed.

Conversation. Despite how fun road trips can be, dullness is known to set in at times. While entertainment plays a big role, so does conversation. Choose someone with whom you enjoy conversing. If they know how to make you laugh, sign them up immediately!

Music. A good DJ knows how to read a room, get a feel for the mood and the vibe of the place and spins the right records accordingly. Your road trip partner should possess these same kinds of skills. Match the music to the mood in the room and the scenery outside.

Conflict Resolution. If your road trip partner likes to hold a grudge, leave them at home! While we are not saying you need to enlist the Dalai Lama, you need someone who is chill and who knows how to resolve conflicts when they come up.

In the ingredients that make a rewarding and memorable road trip, the destination is extremely important. The itinerary is also an important. But knowing how to choose a road trip partner is essential!

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