Have you ever done a US road trip? Road tripping across the USA has been on my bucket list for a LONG time – and on this visit to the United States, we’ve taken three road trips.

Our first was around the Grand Canyon, Arizona and Utah. The second was a West Coast road trip down the Pacific Coast, taking us from San Francisco to Los Angeles. And finally, our third road trip in the US is taking us all the way from Phoenix to New York City.

That’s the road trip we’re on right now and it’s going to take around 9 days in total, with stops for work and sleep. It’s the longest road trip of them all and involves some long days in the car, so I thought I’d share some of my road trip tips with you as we go.

In this video, I’ll share 7 ways I survive a long road trip and my favourite things about US road trips (even the long ones!) including

As always, thanks for watching!

I upload new travel vlogs every Sunday and new videos about my travels and life as digital nomad every Wednesday. There are still plenty more US vlogs and videos coming up!


  1. I can’t stand freaking cute she is! She’s amazing. I’d kill to roadtrip with an angel like that. Great video.

  2. Thanks for these tips! I’d say we should meet up on the road but I’m guessing you aren’t in The States anymore

  3. You forgot about the license plates for the 5 US territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.

  4. I have never had a Butterfinger, but if you want to see Butterfinger hell check out “The Most Insane Package” on Jenna Ezarik’s channel, it’s quite hilarious.

    Oh yes, your videos are getting better and better, great job!

  5. My favorite road trip vehicle is my motorcycle it lacks a lot of the amenities of a car or truck, but I love that part, I like my alone time away from phones and computers even if it is for only two hours.
    BTW every region of the USA has is regional snack food.
    My favorite road snacks are Fritos corn chips with some kind of Salsa or dip especially canned Bean dip is the best. I also love Cheetos or cheese twists and puffs.
    I also suggest you try Slim Jim’s and Beef Jerky you need protein on the road and jerky comes in Turkey and Veggie versions.
    The roadside fruit and vegetable stands are usually a good place to find fresh food and when I need to keep cheap on the road I look for the local grocery store and see what they got for take out a lot them will have made up lunches and dinner and surprisingly they are good, a few months ago I was on a four day business trip and a local store had a great chicken dinner all packed up.
    Oh and if you look carefully at the gas stations and markets you will snacks in a cup that fit into a cup holder and has a resealable lid these also fit perfectly into a water bottle pocket of a backpack or a compartment in a camera bag 🙂

    Sorry for the long post, but this is a subject I have a lot of experience in and I might be doing an article on the subject in the next few months.
    Hope you enjoyed your time here in the big crazy country of ours, I love to visit other countries but I sometimes forget how diverse and amazing parts of the USA can be.

  6. Love it Jodie! So Fun! I haven’t been on a road trip for a while, You make me want to plan one. Tell Brendan Love his Southern accent, pretty funny.

  7. Ok ok had to pause the video and say, “Get’r Done Brendan” with your southern twang! haha brilliant. Ok back to the video. Ok Ok… need a disclaimer or warning or something whenever Brendan is going to sing. 😉 Very nice Jodie and yeah the snacks…. there are like a bazillion choices here. You should mention that unlike in Europe, the restrooms, toilets, WC, the loo are free to use in America. 🙂 And 9 days to cross most of America is fast, it took us 66 days to bicycle from San Diego, California to Tampa, Florida. Wonderful times. Cheers and safe travels you two. ~Ron and Petra

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