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This month the Verde at Greenbelt Station Blog is featuring several tips to help you get through your next road trip. We hope that you get the chance to head out of Greenbelt, MD for an epic road trip before the month is through.

Travel Through Maryland

Stay close to home and take a weekend trip around the state. Visit Maryland has an amazing article on 15 Amazing Things You’ll See on a Maryland Road Trip. We think that stopping by the Bollman Truss Bridge in Savage, MD is a great idea. The bridge is just twenty minutes from your Greenbelt, MD home, and it’s a wonderful place to start your road trip. Visit Maryland says, “Who doesn’t love a historic bridge? This one, in Savage, Maryland, is the last known remaining example of a style that revolutionized railroad bridges in the 19th century. Built in 1869, the all-iron bridge was used for the Baltimore & Ohio mainline until trains grew too heavy for it; it has since been moved to a more lightly-used spur. Today it carries pedestrians over the Little Patuxent River.”

Plan Your Trip

Plan your trip before you head out on the road. Roadtrippers.com is a great way to plan your trip. You can plan your route, your meals, and your hotels on the website. Once you’ve planned your route, plan your budget. How much are you willing to spend on lodging, food, and gas? Spend a couple of nights camping to save money, and bring a cooler of fruits, veggies, and other healthy snacks on your trip to prevent unnecessary gas station junk food purchases.

Gather Your Supplies

You’ll want to make a list of things to bring on your trip. Remember to pack a first aid kit, insurance card, and a spare tire in your car. Try to limit each person on the trip to one bag, and try to stay in hotels with a washer and dryer or stop at a local laundromat to do a load of laundry during your trip.

Do you have any road trip tips for us? Leave your advice in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!