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Planning a Road Trip? Read This!

According to USA Today, six in 10 Americans are planning at least one trip this summer. 

Road tripping is a wonderful way to travel with family and friends while seeing the country. Singing along to tunes, exploring out-of-the-way attractions, and finding hole-in-the-wall diners are all part of the fun! And, if gas prices are causing you pause, remember, Gig covers the cost of gas and insurance. So, get your bags packed because we’re hitting the road!

AAA Curated Road Trips

AAA has collected hundreds of suggested road trips all across the country, including through the Pacific Northwest and on the Northern California & Southern Oregon Coast. Check out their map routes and recommended stops. There’s so much to explore! 

AAA Travel Tips has put together Best Pacific Northwest Road Trips (and When to Take Them) that will give you inspiration for the perfect journey through Washington and Oregon.  

AAA has put together this resource about taking a road trip along California’s SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) — one of the most scenic drives in the nation! 

Road Trip Preparation Checklist

✅  Bring your Gig Card. If you’ve grabbed a Gig for your trip and you wander far from cell service (or if your phone dies), you've got another back-up to assist locking and unlocking your Gig. 

✅  Plan ahead when it comes to accommodations. Rental properties and hotels get booked out far in advance during the busy travel seasons. 

✅  Juice it up before you go. Head to the gas station or EV charging charger before you start out.  Remember that if you grab a Gig, we cover gas (submit your receipt here) and you can charge your EV Gig (Sacramento) in the app!  

✅  Stay hydrated and bring snacks. Bring plenty of water for everyone traveling!

✅  Stop periodically for breaks. Stretch your legs and take bio-breaks. Make note of gas stations and rest stops along your way before you head out. 

✅  Stay alert. If your eyes are tired or you are feeling sleepy, stop when it is safe to do so and rest. 

 ✅ Bring masks and disinfectant wipes. It’s best to have them handy and in-reach for easy access. 

✅  Make a road trip playlist. Make sure you have tunes on your phone in case you find yourself in an area with spotty radio reception. Gotta keep the road trip vibe going! 

Prepay and Save!

You can get discounted rates on Gig rentals of 24 hours or longer by paying for them up front.The amount you save depends on the length of your rental and on your market. Learn more: https://gigcarshare.com/prepay-and-save/

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