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This month, the Liv North Scottsdale Blog has the snacks, games, and road trip route resources to help you plan and execute your next road trip. We hope that you get the chance to head out on the road before the month is through and that you have an excellent summer out of your apartment here in Arizona!


Save money by packing your car up with a cooler full of delicious snacks. Save yourself a stop at a fast food restaurant by storing bagels, peanut butter, bread, fruits, vegetables, and more in your cooler. These apple pie granola bar bites will serve as the perfect breakfast on the road. Make a batch before your trip and snack on this sweet (but healthy!) treat for the next couple of days. Stop at local farmer’s markets and fruit stands along the way to keep your food fresh and delicious.

We also recommend stopping at local mom n’ pop restaurants when you do need a full meal. Ask locals for their recommendations or consult Yelp if you need a good restaurant.

Games and Activities

There’s nothing like a good road trip game or activity to liven up a dull drive. We recommend letting each of the passengers in your car come up with a road trip playlist. Cycle through the playlist as you drive. Also, try to take the scenic route when you can spare the time. You’ll love the overlooks and strange roadside attractions you find.

We think that The Picnic Game sounds like an excellent road trip activity. This is how you play, as explained by “One player says, ‘I went to a picnic Saturday and I brought…’ then says a picnic favorite that begins with the letter A, like apples. The next player repeats the opening phrase, and after ‘...I brought’ they repeat the A item then add one that begins with B: ‘I brought an apple and some bananas.’ The third player repeats the opener, the A and the B portions, and then adds something that begins with C.” Find other road trip games on the site!


Plan the route of least resistance for a stress-free ride. Choose roads and routes that minimize your contact with rush hour traffic, construction, and accidents. Roadtrippers is an excellent resource to use for your road trip route planning.

What are your road trip tips? Leave your best advice in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!