Bring a Car Charger
Yesterday’s tip was about taking a screenshot of your directions on your smartphone. Another tip I picked up on that same Saratoga Springs roadtrip: Always bring a USB car charger/adapter so that the map apps (like Waze) don’t run your battery dead. At our first rest stop, I was shocked by how much battery Waze had used on my phone, and then I was really bummed when my buddy Mike told me he didn’t have a charger in his car. The first thing I did when we got to the hotel room was log on to Amazon.com and buy him a dual-port USB car charger adapter for $5. Go prepared. You never want to get stuck on the road with a dead phone.
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