Road trips are a great way to have fun with the family. From sightseeing to important discussions, America has a rich tradition of road trips. One way to pass the time, especially for kids, is to play road trip games. We’ve put together a list of some lesser known games to help you get the most out of your road trip.
According to Edmunds, the most popular games remain classics like I Spy, 20 Questions, and Slug Bug among others. While these are oldies, they can get old real fast. Consider playing the license plate game. Spot license plates beginning with or containing each letter until you get to Z. First person to the end of the alphabet wins.
You could also try Name that Tune. This game has competitors team up and hum or whistle pop songs, TV themes, and classics to their partner. The person who guesses the most correct answers in a short period wins. This game is harder than it might sound.
Geography Lesson is a little more educational. This has you take the last letter of a previous answer, like Florida, and find a new place that begins with that letter. For example, the next answer might be Arizona, followed by Algiers, followed by Siberia. This one is great for geography buffs.
Maybe you’ve been slacking on your gift-gathering this year; maybe you just remembered you didn’t get anything for your brother-in-law; whatever the situation, if you’re still struggling for that perfect little something, we have some tips for you!
Here’s a list of the best last minute gifts for car lovers. In fact, they don’t need to be a car lover, but if you have a friend, aunt, neighbor, cousin-twice-removed who’s in their car a lot, these are some great options.
Some of our favorites from the list include the super-simple Bluetooth FM transmitter ($34.99). If you or a friend haven’t gotten yourself into a Bluetooth-enabled vehicle yet, then this is one is a life-saver.
We’re also big fans of the WonderGel seat cushion from Northern Tool + Equipment ($59.99). One sit on one of these bad boys, and you’ll know why we love it. Consider it for your friend who takes long drives often.
Or, if you want to make someone laugh but still supply them with something useful, grab them an interior car duster ($9.99). They might scoff at first, but it won’t take long for them to see the difference!
The best part about this is, they’re all under $100!
Summer may be coming to a close, but it’s not too late to pack up the family and get one last trip in before cold weather settles in. We’ve put together some of our favorite car-related attractions that are well worth the road trip.
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tour and Museum. This track has been host to the classic Indy 500 since 1911. Hop on a Grounds Tour for a complete tour of the facility. Tour the oval track and stand on the famous “Yard of Bricks” at the start/finish line, enjoy a visit to the media center, the garage area, the victory platform, the Pagoda, the Gasoline Alley hospitality suite, and finish with a visit to the museum.
- Chevy Test Track at Disney’s Epcot in Florida. Create your very own virtual vehicle, and then put it to the test in a virtual simulator. In the simulator, you’ll control your vehicle as it navigates a number of terrains and environments. When you’re done, check out your car’s performance score.
- Pink Jeep Tours and Off-Roading in Sedona, Arizona. Choose your adventure: red rock formations or archaeological sites? Canyons or ancient ruins? You will enjoy the thrill of discovering Arizona’s pristine deserts in an open-air Jeep Wrangler tour for up to three hours.
Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we want to know: what are your favorite car-themed attractions? Tell us in the comments.
It’s finally here: the spring and summer concert season. Now that the weather is warm enough, tons of huge concert events are coming to Atlanta. These kinds of events can be an absolute blast, but you’ll have even more fun if you’re well-prepared.
Here are some basic outdoor concert tips to get you started:
- Wear sunscreen, bring sunscreen, and re-apply that sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy and you may not get burnt, you will still be exposed to UV radiation, which travels through clouds, all day long.
- Do what you can to stay hydrated, as you’ll likely be sweating during the entire concert. Perhaps bring some baby wipes to clean up if you have to use a less-than-fresh venue bathroom.
- If you’re going to be at a crowded concert, don’t bring a big bag filled with stuff that can get in the way – or worse – get stolen. Stick to the basics: your ticket, ID, car keys, some money, etc.
- Dress comfortably for the weather and the activity. It may be tempting to look trendy, but you’ll regret it if you’re too hot, too cold, or just plain uncomfortable.
- Lastly – enjoy yourself! Be prepared, be safe, and have fun.
Do you have any other outdoor concert tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.