Road Trip In California

Road Trip! Who’s planning a family vacation this Summer?

Road trip may take new turns. As we slowly start to California, I wonder about how things will be different. I know our family will treasure traveling more! But I want to make sure we are being careful when we travel. And I mean careful, respectful, and responsible towards the environment. Here’s a great article I found on Visit California to help! I learned that there is a national organization, Leave No Trace, which promotes 7 principles of respect for nature and others while traveling.

Traveling safely after Covid-19

I wondered how we were going to continue our road trip traditions after the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s promising to find many counties within California following our State Public Health guidelines so we can begin traveling again. But we need to be safe while doing so. gives several practical tips for traveling safely. You’ll also find a few great tips to save money using your credit card while on a road trip!

  • Activities in wide open spaces such as hiking is recommended
  • Plan in advance to be aware of CDC guidelines for your destination
  • and my favorite – “Pack your patience and learn to adjust”

Read more: Summer travel trends and safety during COVID

Visit California has a dedicated site for road trips, California Road Trip Republic.

Screen shot of the Visit California website
You can search for road trips by distance, number of days, or categories like Arts and Culture or Outdoors.
Screen shot of the Visit California website
There are a lot of choices to scroll through. What’s really cool is each one has a complete itinerary with a map and suggestions for each stop along the way.

Want to visit California’s Ghost Towns? How about a foodie tour through Central California? I’m excited looking at all the possibilities!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind no matter where you travel in California.

Begin with the Visit California site!  In addition to the suggestions, their Travel Tips & Information page is very useful for travelers. You’ll find tips on driving, weather, and even cycling in California.

Make room for snacks. A road trip isn’t a true road trip without car snacks. When the kids were smaller, it was easier for me that each would have their own small bag of snacks by their side. Now that they’re older, they can easily grab snacks from the ice chest.

Drive comfortably. This applies to fashion and function. Dress comfortably and remember this is a trip on the road. The journey is part of the vacation experience. Don’t rush the scene routes or speed to the next destination.

Enjoy the drive!

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