17 Lies Everyone Tells You About Road Trips
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Friends Never Run Out of Things to Talk About
Hitting the road with a few of your best buds sounds like a good chance to get to know each other better, doesn’t it? For a couple hours, yes, but after that, you will need some new conversation topics and you may find there are pretty slim pickins. Never underestimate the power of silence to help fill in the gaps.
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You Don’t Need Air Conditioning
It’s true, you don’t need air conditioning, and cutting back is a good way to save gas. But, when you find yourself driving through long, slow stretches of city traffic, you need air conditioning! Breathing in all those hot sweaty fumes can’t be good for your health, so crank it.
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The Car Is a Great Place to Catch Up on Reading
You can’t read in the car. Maybe you’ll manage for a little while — the bumps and jostling will distract you for a second, but you’ll find your place again, right? Wrong. Trying to read in the car gets old real fast, so unless it’s a map, don’t bother trying.