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A Podcast for Every Type of Road Trip Companion

It seems like there’s a podcast for everything these days. Which is great, because that means there’s a podcast for every *one*

Some people say that it’s not the destination but the journey that matters. Those people have never been stuck in a car with a traveling companion that started your road trip as a friend, but after several hours of missed exits, monotonous landscapes, and a dwindling supply of snacks, you’re starting to realize they may morph into a full-fledged foe by the time you get wherever you’re supposed to be going. Luckily, if you queue up exactly the right podcast you’ll be able to pacify even the most intense cases of cabin fever.

Visit the Historic Places Where John Lewis Made Good Trouble

The world has revisited the horror of Bloody Sunday, when Lewis and others were attacked on a voting rights march to Montgomery. Even more than a half-century later, you can sense their bravery in the grainy footage. But the feeling is all the more powerful in person.

Secret Florida: 9 Places You Never Knew You Needed to See

Some of the weirdest, wackiest, under the radar places in Florida.

Florida is quite the destination–sometimes controversial, sometimes just plain weird, it’s hard not to hold a special place in your heart for the strange state. This is especially true when it comes to all of the wacky and…interesting…spots it holds. These ten treasures are the under-the-radar, completely out of this world gems the state houses.

Make Sure You Download These 10 Apps Before Hitting the Road

Keep yourself entertained, fed, and safe on your upcoming road trip.

Whether you’re striking out on a day trip or making a cross-country trek, one of the keys to a successful road trip is being prepared. So while you’re making sure your snacks and playlist of crowd-pleasing jams are all in order, make sure your phone is similarly outfitted with everything you need to ensure you’re ready for any bumps (both metaphorically and the kind that can cause a flat tire) you may encounter along the way.

How to Sanitize Your Space and Avoid Germs While Flying

Here’s how to stay clean and safe while traveling.

Even when there’s not a Coronavirus lurking around, airplanes and airports can be like Petri dishes with some gnarly germs and grime. Only traveling while you’re healthy is the best way to help keep travel safe for everyone (c’mon people, stay home if you’re sick!), but sleepless nights and stress from travel can actually reduce the body’s ability to fight off antigens and leave you vulnerable. The CDC recommends being an alert traveler by avoiding contact with the sick, keeping your hands off your face, covering your coughs and sneezes, staying home when you’re sick (ahem, again we say, “c’mon people!”), disinfecting personal spaces, and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Although the following items won’t guarantee you won’t come into contact with germs on your next flight, they can definitely help sanitize your space and reduce your risk of catching anything midair.

10 Audiobooks That Will Make Any Road Trip Fly By

From laughs, to thrills, to true stories that are stranger than fiction, these audiobooks make a treat out of any trek.

You’re driving along some lonesome highway when the last radio station fizzles into static. What’s a bored road-tripper to do? Spotify? Good luck streaming your Discover Weekly playlist with the reception (or lack thereof) out here. CDs? That’d be great except the only one you have is a burned collection of Kazaa’s greatest hits circa 2003. Be left alone with your own thoughts? Not an option. Luckily, you thought ahead and downloaded an audiobook. These audiobooks are especially well-suited to keeping you engaged (but not so engaged that you can’t pay attention to the road) whether it’s through their particularly compelling subject matter, performances, or little touches that you wouldn’t get on the printed page. INSIDER TIPIf you listen to podcasts you’ve no doubt heard an ad for Audible before. But you can also get audiobooks for free through your library. Check and see if your library offers audiobooks to download through apps like OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla.