From my perspective, a road trip seemed like the perfect way to travel during the pandemic. You're safely enclosed in your car, physically distanced from other drivers, and going out to enjoy the great outdoors.

However, life is different now, and it's important to stock up your car with the essentials, and to remember certain things about where you're staying and how to interact with other people when you do finally exit your vehicle in the "new normal". After my own road trip experiences this past weekend, I have some tips to remember before you hit the road this summer.