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How do you stay awake on a long drive?

By on Jun 17th
I'm about to embark on a weekend-long road trip. I'll be driving, by myself, for 12 hours both there and back.

I've made the trip before and it sucked, but at least my radio/CD player worked. Now it's busted, and I'm worried about getting tired on the road.

Anyone have any tips on how to keep myself awake without a passenger or tunes? -Cassie

This is a toughie. I'm all about cranking the tunes and singing my guts out on long drives. When I get tired of singing, there's always audio books. But… driving sans radio? Ouch.

I'd recommend driving with the windows down. I also like to have something to munch on while I road trip. Sour Patch Kids for a sugar rush, or I pull over at the next fast food chain and grab the largest french fries they have. And coffee coffee coffee!

But, of course, the number one tip is to always be safe. Pull over and sleep if you feel too tired to go on. Even a cat nap can help a LOT.

Now it's your turn, Homies. How do you make sure to stay awake without a radio on long drives?

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