The Road Trip Date

A Date for Your Road Trip

Do any of you have a ROAD TRIP coming up in the near future? I have the perfect date idea for you! My husband & I recently traveled a tooooonnnnnn. Each summer, we travel to a new location for an internship for him. This past summer, we relocated to gorgeous Northern Cali for three blissful months – from HOT Vegas. Lots of time on the road! With SO much quality time together, I thought this would be the perfect time to throw together an “on the fly” date!

The Road Trip Date takes the pain away from hours on the road.

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My FIRST “turn to” when I am searching for something is GOOGLE!!  *sigh*  I can pretty much find just about anything I need on there! (Pinterest is a CLOSE second. WINK!) I was on a mission to find some FUN ideas that Jamie & I could do while sitting in a car. I almost started jumping up and down when I saw THIS printable {and super affordable} ebook! JUST what I was looking for!!!

Ultimate Road Trip Games eBook

 Over 140 downloadable and FUN games for the road!  Bingo, word searches, mazes, scavenger hunts, and I fell in LOVE with their “Secret Mission” printables. So cute! This would be perfect to use as a family when traveling as well… in fact this whole DATE could be an entire family experience.  🙂

I immediately purchased the ebook… and printed off the games I wanted to play with my cute hubby. We were looking at being in the car for TWELVE hours straight, so I wanted to make sure we had plenty to choose from. 🙂 If you want to go paperless you can download the eBook from Amazon {for FREE!}. While prepping I thought that MAD LIBS would be the perfect road trip game as well. {We love Diva Sarina’s Madly in Love Mad Libs!}

I then set to work & created all of these FUN “Road Trip Survival Kit” printables to go along with my theme.

A FREE printable pack for your upcoming road trip.

I made treat toppers to fit the top of a gallon-sized baggie AND a sandwich-sized baggie. One gallon bag I filled with Jamie’s FAVORITE treat: homemade cheesy popcorn! Another gallon baggie included all of the fun games & printables we would be doing, and the last baggie included other yummy assorted treats, including chocolate {which is MY favorite}. I then created a fun little countdown, grabbed a long ribbon & some clothespins, & mapped out our trip. I wrote down stopping points on the cards – which we would take off the ribbon as we hit/passed through each location.

This awesome printable pack includes: 

  • Small “Road Trip” Treat Topper
  • Large “Road Trip” Treat Topper
  • “Road Trip” Countdown
  • License Plate Game
  • “Road Trip” Questionnaire

Create a countdown to track your road trip progress.

This countdown was rather fun!  I was definitely glad to see our progress when we went through areas like this….

Road Trip Scenery

 Um, yeah. And this was SUMMER! We actually slid off the road at one point! It was so scary. Luckily neither one of us were hurt, but I think I had a mini-heart attack!  🙂

Overall, our trip was enjoyable. (Minus sliding off the road…) We had a lot of fun talking, laughing, playing games, eating yummy treats, and holding hands… er… I mean, of COURSE we didn’t do that! The driver always had hands on the wheel at the ten & two positions. 🙂

Printable license plate game.

 Originally we printed two copies of the “License Plate” Game for our trip, however it’s not really realistic (or safe) to have the DRIVER cross things off, so we combined efforts and just filled out one sheet. I couldn’t believe how many different states we saw! We scored with the big semi trucks. They were from everywhere!

Spouse Questionnaire

 The questionnaire was a lot of fun for us. (This would go perfectly with Lisa’s “Post-It” notes date)! I came up with 50 questions, but we only made it through half! 🙂 We laughed when we BOTH said our least favorite household chore was to clean out the litter box. Ugh!

Road Trip Date Ideas

Get ready for the best road trip ever!

 I would definitely recommend this “Road Trip” date for ANYONE traveling in a car for a long period of time. You could do most of these activities as a couple, or as a family, especially if you purchase the awesome road trip games book I found! 🙂  It totally eliminates the question, “Are we there yet?”

Soooooo… do you have any fun road trips coming up?

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