Make your road trip rock

Make your road trip rock

BlueTrip Aux for your road trip

Road trips are no fun without music. That’s why we are giving away BlueTrip Aux to 10 lucky winners.

With BlueTrip Aux, you can wirelessly play music and talk handsfree with your iPhone or any Bluetooth enabled smartphone.

The weather is getting better and people are starting to plan their road trips. Let’s share some tips to help make the adventures that much better.

How to enter

Leave a comment on this blog post with your tip for a great road trip.

On Monday, March 28th, we’ll randomly select 10 lucky winners and post them here. Good luck.

BlueTrip Aux

UPDATE:

Congratulations to our 10 winners!

KD Munoz
joe998
Pizzajeans2
Clhibbard
Theblackat
Kbmeow
Lovestitched
wendy wallach
Wesley K.
Jonarmpit

Didn’t win? Don’t be too upset, there are always other ways to win great things.

  • Dani

    Good music and a bunch of good friends is definitely what makes a road trip perfect! (… and don´t forget to pack the car charger for your iphone/ipod 😉 Let´s rock the road!

    • Calibrarian

      Podcasts and audiobooks and a AAA Triptik

      • see some herons

        I just got back from a road trip and couldn’t listen to my music or podcasts! I really need this!!!!

      • see some herons

        I just got back from a road trip and couldn’t listen to my music or podcasts! I really need this!!!!

    • Anonymous

      When traveling with kids, make sure they are engaged with digital products, lots of books, and stuff to fill their creative needs. Make sure, if they’re younger, that you know where small play centers are (I shudder to say this, bu McDonalds are great for having these at most locations). Throw in some books on CD, make sure that you’ve got a decent traveling companion, and finally, know where the Starbucks are. Happy Trails.

    • Daniel Brown

      Make sure you have the new Radiohead album!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550541952 Dan Neal

      Always refill your tank when you get to 1/2 full when heading into new territory or bad weather. You may find yourself a long way between fill-ups.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AU272PQQLAOGTFR6Z7G3GWLYAA Leigh

      I would add, stay off the highway. Long featureless asphalt does not a road trip make.

    • Anonymous

      You gotta love Griffin’s products!

      • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

        Thanks! :)

    • http://twitter.com/FLboyzmom KD Munoz

      We travel with children- and, I’m forever piling up ‘new to them’ things in plastic boxes about the size of a shoe box. Anything they haven’t seen, or don’t know about yet- goes in the box (as long as it won’t melt of course!). And, for about the 5 minutes it takes us to pull out of the driveway and them to go through it- we’re good… After that, it’s a matter of them having plenty of junk to pick back up around the vehicle, so I guess it’s still working out for us!

  • Anonymous

    Portland Maine…. because I have to move there, so a road trip to look for a place to live would be good!

    • Bangor

      the only thing better than a road trip to Portland, Me., is to continue it up into all of northern and coastal Maine (in the summer that is).

  • Marcelo Wachtel

    Road Trips are best with the necessary gear you cant live without. Hence, this device from Griffin makes it the perfect companion !!

  • Spencer

    Enjoying the trip and letting things happen. A plan is good, but if it seems to be deviating, no worries.

  • Cindy

    I always have red licorice along. It makes the trip fun!

  • http://twitter.com/mattabadie Matt Abadie

    Bring lots of food

  • http://twitter.com/muchablogged Rebecca Rubenstein

    It is all about the music! Make sure you have music that you can sing along to.

  • http://walkerhamilton.com/ Walker Hamilton

    I’d like to spend a year working from the road. I already telecommute, so I figure, I’m not that far off…. This’d certainly help.

  • http://profiles.google.com/talormanda Aaron Stepanik

    Music + Food + iPad + iPod = Win.

  • Anonymous

    Gadgets, a good camera, my beautiful wife and the children by my side, sunrise and the open road before us. Arrrgh, happy days :-)

  • Kevin

    The best tip I can give is…….give your child an iPod touch. On a recent trip to Disney World which involved a 4 hour plane ride the iPod touch kept my bundle of energy quiet and engaged. Movies, music, games and learning apps kept her quiet and still when boredom set in. And of course the iPod was in a Griffin case

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      :)

  • http://twitter.com/Rumielf Elf

    Sounds pretty neat!

  • http://twitter.com/peterwiklund Peter Wiklund

    Jump in the car and ‘wing it’, no reservations!

  • Kyle

    I’d love for music/calls in my family van for the roadtrips. Best tip I can give is for those with kids, DVD player=hours of distraction!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have been pondering taking the wife and kids to a classic road-trip destination – Grand Canyon.

  • Rescogitans

    If you get lost, don’t get angry and ruin the mood of your trip. Instead, think of it as an adventure.

  • Sue

    Food, water, and maps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnharry.me Jim Harry

    Audiobook to drown out the kids fighting!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X5EUVINIQB7F4XOGUUUX7BIMPA JAY SOKOLOW

    Stop at roadside attractions. The weirder, the better.

  • http://twitter.com/godoggo godoggo

    For young children I set the Ipad in the CinemaSeat from Griffin. If the child wants to hold it I place a piece of plexiglass on the front of the screen to prevent accidental pressing of the touch screen. This makes the trip enjoyable for all

  • ashpole

    A good women!

  • http://twitter.com/Horse_Head Horace Von Heade

    Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies, fully loaded we got snacks and supplies…

  • Jim

    Road trip tip: When driving throught the plain states late at night, watch out for the tumblweeds (really!)

  • Lisa

    A little cash, a good friend and a lot of good music!

  • Brooke

    Comfy pants. Or better yet, no pants. Skirts.

  • http://twitter.com/mukow2 Michał W. Sterzycki

    Don’t forget to load up a few good podcasts!

  • http://twitter.com/edprice3 Ed Price

    Good snacks, and a soundtrack tailored to the trip.

  • http://twitter.com/christiereid Christie Reid

    Make unplanned stops to see things you didn’t expect

  • Joey

    Great snacks, and be flexible. Enjoy the ride!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621822260 Joe Giglio

    People, the quality of a road trip is related to the quality of the tunes! Ya gotta make playlists. Think about the driving moods. I always have a few playlists with high energy music to keep me awake when needed. Also some mellow ones for enjoying the landscape where appropriate. It can be really fun to tailor your music selections to the destination. Don’t forget to include music your other passengers will enjoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4932751 Duncan Elkins

    Chik-fil-A spicy chicken biscuits are the proper start to any road trip.

  • Paulo

    I want this!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P7OYB6A343FFPGM5IZUXZD2IS4 Charles

    Ask friends that have been there where the best places to eat are… then ask the locals.

  • Kiserem

    Nice sunny weather, a convertible, good friends, and tons of great music.

  • Chris

    You need fuel, tunes and a sunrise to start your journey. Tunes to rock, think, dance an sing are all needed for the ultimate journey. Don’t forget your hat no journey is complete without the obligatory hat throwing down the motorway.

  • http://twitter.com/pedrodonkey Pedro Vrachas

    Bluetooth enabled smartphone + BlueTrip Aux = A great road trip :)

  • Nicholas Shelby

    I would use this item not only for calls but to keep my iPhone propped up and always running my TomTom app. Less distraction, more attention to the road, less tickets :-)

  • http://twitter.com/jesselavery Jesse Lavery

    Road trips are all about the music. Having great “driving music” cued up and ready to go is job #1. Suggestion: Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits. Trust me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=56709808 Katherine McGehee

      Agreed! Tom Petty is great for long trips.

  • Jim

    Great music and an awesome car make the trip.

  • klinder

    Plan your music ahead of time by making up favorite traveling playlists.

  • BF

    Great road trip needs great playlists

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1939274 Scott Bieniek

    No plan, sunny weather, and some good classic rock loaded up on the iPhone.

  • http://twitter.com/Jentifa Jennifer

    Stock the iPad full of kids movies and kid music, give them a set of headphones and enjoy the silence :)

  • Jakob

    always trying something new, getting in touch with people you’ve not known before, making impulsive decisions… you’ll never know where you’ll end up 😉

  • Martinbodnar55

    bring many travel games…

  • http://twitter.com/jhilker John Hilker

    Coastal Route 1 in Maine
    “The way life should be”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=56709808 Katherine McGehee

    Music is key, but not just any music. I find classical music is my favorite for short (less than three hours) road trips, and songs I can sing along to are the best for longer voyages. Thanks for reading!

  • Johnnietjr

    Road Trip! The device that completes the circle of my iPhone life!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/omer.kfir Omer Kfir

    A good road trip can be ruined if you are stuck without fuel so dont forget to refuel before the trip.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506350489 Christian Anthony Griffin

    For a good trip, Don’t forget your Chargers!

  • http://www.rockandrollmama.com rockandrollmama

    You have to have a HUGE variety of music ready for your road trip, from trombone shorty to Jaz-z to Ella Fitzgerald and back again…so you’re ready to match any mood or environment! And snacks. Mustn’t forget the snacks.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      For sure! Good to hear from ya Lindsay!

  • DI

    Don’t forget the gummie bears

  • http://twitter.com/jydesign James Young

    Fill your gas tank the evening before you head out. It’s one less thing to do when you set out on your journey, and it can give you that happy ‘prepared’ feeling 😉

  • Aj

    Awesome ! Music is the backbone of a good road trip….

  • Shawn Lane

    Right before a trip with the family. I load up my iPhone with various types of music. This helps the drive go so much faster!!

  • http://twitter.com/curtislu Curtis Lu

    rest areas are great for bathroom breaks.

  • Ckotsiopoulos

    Family, food, iPod, cell phone, gps.

  • Kim B.

    Pack lots of snacks!

  • eRIC

    Leave the wife at home …………. jk honey!

  • Heather Jones

    Take time before you leave to put together road trip playlists that coincide with your trip plans. Whether it’s the mountain valleys, driving on the coast, or driving through a big city finding the right playlist for the occasion can make all the difference. And, don’t forget to pack appropriate safety equipment in case something happens along the way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/enahssmith Shane Smith

    Lots of music, snacks and no map, with no destination.

  • TC Mark

    Key to a good road trip is to have a great playlist queued up in advance. If traveling with others we like to mix up the DJ duties and give everyone a turn for an hour or so. The music mix is more interesting this way and you might hear a tune or artist you would not have otherwise and everyone gets to hear something they like or want to share.

  • http://twitter.com/iAngary Mazen Al-Angary

    Get your music playlist ready, pack some ice-cold ice tea and enjoy the ride.

  • Greg Franks

    Organize your roadtrip music into playlists so don’t find yourself constantly fast-forwarding songs.

  • http://twitter.com/kyam58 Kelvin Yam

    Bring some great music and dont forget your iphone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Dly/100000727624578 Andrea Dly

    Music, food and a map..lol :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Dly/100000727624578 Andrea Dly

    Music, food and a map..lol :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430035977 Filipe Ferreira

    Coast to coast… From New York City to L.A.! Rockin’ and Skakin’ on the road…

  • http://twitter.com/BenStratmann Ben Stratmann

    There’s a lot of good features here, but the best might be the super-slim headphone jack. Nothing is worse than having to remove your phone’s protective case just to use an audio cable. This is why I buy Griffin products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Dly/100000727624578 Andrea Dly

    Music, food and a map :)

  • kevin oconnor

    I drive WAY too much. Help!

  • http://twitter.com/PatrickCChavez Pat Chavez

    Since i have kids, you have to bring plenty of pillows, movies, and snacks. Also bring YOUR favorite music because its going to get stressful.

  • Pgdman

    iPhone, dog – Both man’s best friends! Hit the road.

  • Irina

    Buy sunglasses because they didn’t think about having to stare into the sun for hours on end.

  • j davis

    Make sure to pack extra underwear!

  • http://twitter.com/born2boop Betty Neale

    Pack light and just go and have fun!!

  • Ed

    A great playlist is a must along with great friends

  • http://twitter.com/curleehair Elena

    Bring snacks! It’s not a road trip without munchies!

  • Junidny

    Very good accessorize for iphone, a road trip friend

  • Jeanen Richard

    This would be a great prize to win. If not, I’ll buy one soon hopefully.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbrightwell Christopher Brightwell

    Pack light but not spartan, pack electronic gadget accessories in a separate and accessible bag, & use the TripIt (TripIt.com) application to manage your itinerary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bradoaks Brad Oaks

    Queue up several episodes of Dan Savage’s podcast, Savage Love.
    Nothing like this podcast to make the hours on the road fly by.
    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLovePodcast/Page/

  • http://www.facebook.com/skripnikbd Benjamin Skripnik

    Good music and a stash of pop/soda.

  • http://twitter.com/aaronedmonds Aaron Edmonds

    Been waiting for this one. Looks legit.

    My tip is don’t rely purely on GPS. Know where you’re going before you leave.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tracy.woolbright Tracy Woolbright

    Pack healthy snacks or meals, dont rely on others to feed you properly!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrtoms Tom Campbell

    if it’s a road trip with a purpose, like getting from point A to point B, then I pack lots of sunflower seeds, Mountain Dew, and good tunes on my iPhone. If it’s just a frivolous romp, then I grab the dog and friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanwesterfield Nathan Westerfield

    Good Music and Family are always a great combination.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP7GX3NWQKQL3FGZGZLAULN5LA John

    All you need is a satellite radio and who cares where you go then!

  • Susan P.

    Plan an itinerary but allow yourself to deviate from it if the opportunity arises.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tracy.woolbright Tracy Woolbright

    Pack healthy snacks or meals, dont rely on others to feed you properly!

  • http://twitter.com/ruaniteit Ross Rogers

    Long road trips without the gear = Not connected!

  • http://twitter.com/peasem peasem

    One word: Audiobooks!

  • Garr

    You always need good people on your trip (my wife & kids are great on trips). We love to listen to music & stories on our iPod. (what is a book on tape my kids ask)

  • Anonymous

    the best thing to have on a road trip is healthy food/snacks so it all comes out well in the end; music; blankets; candles; and good company

    I’m definitely thinking of winter trips too.

  • Jd

    have fun!

  • http://twitter.com/gugliolo Guglielmo Turco

    Wife, baby, money and good music…also a sports car, it certainly can help !!! 😉

  • http://profiles.google.com/ewalsh40 Erin Walsh

    Besides great music, and good directions it’s all in the company you choose. Choose wrong and it’s the road trip from hell, choose right and it really doesn’t matter where you’re going or when you get there.

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://www.facebook.com/mbesabe Mike Besabe

    always pack an emergency kit. your iphone and you griffin charger and you’ll be good to go.

    o yea and some baby wipes.(you never know)

  • Hunter

    A great road trip is driving through Alabama on a golfing trek of The Robert Trent Jones Trail, traveling from northwest Alabama to the coast – golfing – enjoying Alabama’s natural beauty and listening to good ole Southern Rock for a week!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1453350086 Sharon Hagel

    I’ve always wanted to try going on a road trip without planning where I’m going and make the decision based on coin tosses. Heads for the western states, tails for the eastern states, then heads for northern or tails for southern, etc…

  • Mattmainster

    Good company and good music makes for a great road trip!

  • http://twitter.com/pizzalogger ٠·˙˙·٠•●♥ Patricia♥

    The best advice I can give for roadtrips is be prepared. Carry a first aid kit and a roll of toiletpaper in your cars. You wouldnt believe how many rest stops dont have TP! Also dont talk or text while driving. The life you save may be your own,

  • Giu

    Great trip from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara in Brazil, great view !

  • Lokwin44

    Time to get my travel on…..

  • http://twitter.com/ericlott Eric Lott

    This Looks like a really smart solution!

  • aligaterr

    2nd only to your iPod, don’t forget the beef jerky 😉

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethElmore Elizabeth Elmore

    Every great roadtrip must have the following:
    1. Great tunes
    2. GPS
    3. Guidebook
    4. Spontaneity – toss #2 and #3 out the window and see what happens!

  • Jennoquin

    Road trips mean good friends, music up, and windows down. Everyone singing as loud as possible, and laughing hysterically during the instrumental breaks.

  • http://twitter.com/Amandalo06 Amanda Lee

    Having my camera, LOUD music playing, and a slurpee all I need for a perfect road trip!

  • Aired

    Wireless streaming music makes any road trip better!

  • AngelaA

    Good music and family and an ice-chest filled with drinks and snacks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=225700763 Heather Lukaszewski

    A full tank of gas, a sunny day and miles of road ahead of you. Sounds like a perfect summer to me :)

  • Revolucio

    Definitely I need to spend more time inside my car!!!!

  • Anonymous

    good music—and when you get sleepy and you’re in the middle of nowhere listen to Dennis Leary’s No Cure For Cancer–the laughter will keep you awake!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGE5TKB4SLGFA6HJ4SI4TLLBSI YvonneL

    Music, food, drinks and Griffen accessories for my music makes for an awesome trip. No music or griffen accessories make for a long, boring trip…

  • Revolucio

    Good music , food and fuel….

  • Diana

    always have water, blankets, flashlight, food never know what one may need just be prepared. Having good music is a plus puts one in the mood kind of opens up your mind to whats around you Make sure your car is in good shape also don’t want to have any problems along the way especially if you have children Remember to charge your cell phone as if you loose power you won’t be able to get in touch with anyone if you are way out somewhere where there are no phones available must less service staions oh and by the fill up with gas make sure where you are going that you have enough gas to get you there or make sure you know on the way you can get more gas before you get to your destiantion.

  • Nancy Kruger

    pack very light, bring cash, blast the tunes

  • Tennesseebryan

    Throw in the beach chairs, ipod packed with music and head to the gulf!

  • Tennesseebryan

    Throw in the beach chairs, ipod packed with music and head to the gulf!

  • Pink2

    Good music that doesn’t fade in and out depending on your location, good friends/family to share the experience with, good non-messy snacks and drinks, and a good navigation system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/webmyc Mihai Dragomirescu

    great vibes, loved ones, sing together stupid songs, stop to smell the roses and recharge your batteries with great scenery 😛

  • http://www.facebook.com/webmyc Mihai Dragomirescu

    great vibes, loved ones, sing together stupid songs, stop to smell the roses and recharge your batteries with great scenery 😛

  • Ammar Mahmoudi

    Cool

  • http://profiles.google.com/robmilton11 Robert Milton

    bring the right people, stop at the right events and always have the right riding music.

  • Kcatrice

    What a cool product! Hope to get lucky and win one :)

  • Kcatrice

    What a cool product! Hope to get lucky and win one :)

  • Jeff Kuo

    I’m sad that my spanking new car does not have A2DP support and I’ve been looking at ways to get it done in my car. There are solutions out there but expensive and required professional installation.

    This is one of the simplest method I found and I would definitely buy one if I don’t win.
    Of course, if Griffin pick me then I can use the money to buy gas instead so I can enjoy music in my car.

  • http://twitter.com/netflixreviews Netflix Reviews

    Don’t forget the sunglasses! Eye fatigue causes drowsiness.

  • Nikki Carter

    What would make a great road trip, is if they made cars with built in bathrooms! Hence more ROAD TRIPS!!!!

  • Roxanne

    Great snacks and good music

  • Danny

    For a good road trip, bring great people and the rest if the greatness will follow. (of course it doesn’t hurt to have maps to “corny and cliche” tourist attractions, tons of snacks, and a nice audiobook to keep you company while everyone else is sleeping in the car.
    Cheers!

  • Bittypeep

    Plan ahead and plan for the unexpected… then just enjoy!

  • Danny

    For a good road trip, bring great people and the rest if the greatness will follow. (of course it doesn’t hurt to have maps to “corny and cliche” tourist attractions, tons of snacks, and a nice audiobook to keep you company while everyone else is sleeping in the car.
    Cheers!

  • Munkee_matt

    Loud music and laughter make a trip go by quick and fun!! Gotta have music in the car!

  • Munkee_matt

    Loud music and laughter make a trip go by quick and fun!! Gotta have music in the car!

  • Ali

    Ipad + FM transmitter + snickers = Best Trip Ever

  • Ali

    Ipad + FM transmitter + snickers = Best Trip Ever

  • http://twitter.com/jevchance John Vargo

    Drink plenty of water!

  • http://appaddict.net/ Brett (@OTGGamer)

    Plenty of movies, music and books to keep the kiddos entertained.

  • Shels1818

    Don’t forget the music!!

  • Shels1818

    Don’t forget the music!!

  • Sariz Nathapakti

    Make sure all of you will sing togather, make sure the fun.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2ZV4GS3KU4JZP36FRC7LRZZR4 daMang

    Having a good music mix makes the time go fast. I’m going to Minneapolis.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ethanstern45 Ethan Stern

    I like to take some pics with my hipstamatic at every stop along the trip…it makes the album of your travels look awesome!

  • Bluemuse

    A cooler full of snacks and beverages, a camera, good company and great music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526812936 Wendy Battin

    Great company, a soundtrack for every landscape, all the time in the world to take that enticing back road and explore–the journey’s the destination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/superrob Rob Stevens

    Frequent bathroom breaks! An empty bladder is a happy bladder!

  • K Jraied

    cooooool The best tip

  • Tq68

    Cone of silence for the kids. Just kidding. Good maps (now it’s GPS) and snacks.

  • K Jraied

    cooooooooooooooool

  • Jay2004dee

    Great music and ease of using your smart phone bluetooth capabilities in any car… excellent combination

  • jingai

    The best road trip is one that isn’t planned. Just get in the car and go!

  • John Alex Golden

    Load your music player with a combination of music and podcasts. When you get sick of one, you can switch to the other.

  • zinckey

    Pack up the car and take my wife and kids to Chicago for a long weekend…

  • http://inajamaica.myopenid.com/ inajamaica

    A full size spare or a cigar to pass the time while you wait for AAA.

  • marksax

    When I hit the road, for a few hours to the beach or a couple of weeks to see new places, one thing that helps make the trip great is finding new sounds to match the vibe of the trip

  • Guitartripp

    Be sure to sync your iPhone/iPod to itunes before leaving on your trip. I once went on an 8 hour flight and, the night before, somehow deleted all the songs off my iPhone! It was a Looooong trip!

  • MarkedwardP

    Cool device! This will work great with my iPhone on my Goldwing as we cruise along the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez MS up to just outside of Nashville TN. Amazing views, great for motorcycles, cars and bicycles, no commercial traffic. No Trucks! :-) If you make the ride, check out one of the many Bed and Breakfasts along the way. I like the ones in Natchez and Port Gibson MS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angela-Akinniyi/1152776004 Angela Akinniyi

    Good Music food and my family with me!

  • Cyclist

    For a road trip, always a mix of tunes – Jeff Beck does it for me and some comedy and whatever she wants for my wife. The key is to let her listen until she tires, then you can listen to your choices.

  • http://twitter.com/ashpags ashpags

    Bring your own food! A cooler with some fruit, veggies, and good sandwiches is better than any fast food stop along the way.

  • Hnick

    There’s lots of apps to make your trip more pleasant – ones that tell you what’s at each interstate exit, for example.
    HNick

  • http://twitter.com/JustSpecial2 Rick M.

    I always bring Nutter Butter Bites with me on road trips….and lots of water. I usually purchase the Nutter Butters in the small hard plastic container that fits in my cup holder, so it is easy to grap a few without having to fumble opening up a bag. And with the BlueTrip Aux, will have a free hand.

    I THINK the peanut butter filler provides some protien for energy.

  • Suzanne G

    good friends, lots of cash and great music

  • Eric B.

    Fresh air, scenery and good music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535492282 F Reid Shippen

    i don’t have a car stereo… but if i won this, i’d get one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKQET5T4H5KZ5TRTX4BPQEBDKU Aaron

    I always like having ice to chew on (the pebble variety). It keeps me awake and alert for long haul drives much better than caffeine.

    Arriving in one piece is a necessary part of any trip 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/gunerius Gus Leonard

    Pick some far-off national park, stuff the swagger-van with the tweeners and your ears with ear plugs. Do the deed. Then wait 10 years for “That was the best trip ever!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVN6HUUQPQ7YIBTYM5VFXYOAVI Susan

    Keep a few gallon size ziplock bags in the car. With kids watching DVD’s and playing video games they’re bound to get car sick and there’s nothing worse than the smell of vomit in your car for the remainder of your trip.

  • Daniel

    Flexibility. An itinerary set in concrete doesn’t allow you to stop and watch a sunset, or drive down a side road to visit an unexpected location find.

  • Chuck

    A great road trip, in my opinion, requires a convertible. There is too much beautiful country to limit the enjoyment in a steel cage- the openness of a convertible lets in the world. I can think of no better day on the road than to be cruising a great road, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys, or Pacific Coast Highway, top down, enjoying some great music from my iPhone. Having a BlueTrip Aux would make that so much easier, and therefore my road trip that much more enjoyable!

  • Kidsmom

    Make sure the kids have lots to keep them busy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/diego.abarcar Diego Abarca Reyes

    Amigos, playa y Rock…
    (Friends, Beach y Rock…)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonyenglish Jonathan Warren

    Definitely would need a couple essential items when going on a road trip: Money, lots of music, a map, your iphone, food, water, clothes, charger, sun glasses, rain coat, drivers license, another sort of i.d., good snacks, maybe a yoga mat for when you find a really cool place you want to do yoga at, like on top of a mountain!

  • http://timbrauhn.com timbrauhn

    The people make the road trip, yo.

  • Anonymous

    Road trip? Seriously?

    It’s still cold in Omaha, too cold for a real road trip.

    But as soon as the grapes are on the vine, we start planning our annual favorite:

    My girl and I join up with our friends in the local Miata club — as in Mazda MX-5 — and head for the Missouri Wine Country!

    Twelve to fifteen couples in our roadsters, thundering along the backroads of northwest Missouri; hugging every curve in the road, riding the asphalt like a string of roller-coaster cars.

    Our Miatas’ engines thrum along; the sound of our exhausts combining to deliver a special symphony composed of our accelerations and decelerations, powering up the hills and flying down into the valleys.

    The wind whistles by our open canopies; to the background orchestration, we add our favorite tunes on our iPods, iPhones, and iPads, courtesy of the Griffin Blue Trip Aux!

    It just doesn’t get any better than that…

    So we do it all over again, on the way back home!

  • http://twitter.com/josephkeeton Joseph Keeton

    Good music. Good podcasts. No distractions so you can just enjoy the ride.

  • Pamela Rose

    My best tip for a road trip is to remain flexible and open to change and if you travel with someone else make sure he/she is of the same carefree mindset!

  • Anonymous

    A good travel buddy is the most important… someone you travel well with and can share in the fun! :) And of course some good road tunes and some delicious coffee and snacks! :)

  • Kulin Mehta

    Multi-genre music, friends, a muscle car with ample leg space and a roof scoop or a convertible to feel the breeze, and a planned itinerary that you don’t plan to follow in the order you planned !! make every mile count !!!!

  • Mjlara87

    tv and movie soundtracks charades!!!!!! plus a block of numbers to grade other drivers faces!!!

  • http://twitter.com/intaminfan628 Geoffrey

    snacks, music, and friends for a good time!

  • shelly

    a good road trip.is bring plenty of snacks.make sure everyone goes to the bathroom,and eats before you leave the house.stop for breaks for the kids and pets.and put on some music that the whole family likes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/caldog101 Michael Calabrese

    Windows down and tunes blasting. That’s all you need

  • Jared

    Take away your passengers side seat drivers license!!

  • Jeremypurcell

    A tent a solar charger and the wide open road. Let the good times roll

  • kpark

    Love singing tunes with the family. Either a cappella or with music.

  • Heather Reid

    Fully loaded ipod, mp3 players for the kids, snacks and travel games.

  • http://twitter.com/ellaBronx Lindsay Sperling

    Try to fill the gas tank up during the coldest times of the day (early morning, or after the sun goes down). The cold makes the gas denser and you get more bang for your buck.

    Snack’s help.

    Nothing with onions..

  • Big Daddy Cool

    popping in an old mix tape. i mean old. like high school (25 years ago) heavy metal old. and trail mix spiked with extra chocolate chips.

  • Effingsmit

    All ya goota do is take Norm with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590076958 John Dayani Jr

    caffeine, convertible, sun, music, highway (vs. interstate) & killer destination!

  • Meme1337

    Nice music, good company and no risk make a road trip an happy journey

  • Dprowan

    One the best road trips is from Chicago to Saugatuk Michigan. It’s about a 6 hour drive, but the scenery is amazing and the town of Saugatuk is a place that hasn’t been changed in almost 100 years, with tons of great dining, awesome little shops and lakefront hotels to die fir

  • Atpuga

    Bring cash so you can buy cheap gas at cash-only gas stations!

  • Anonymous

    take turns driving – 2 or 3 hour shifts is great – driver gets to choose the music

  • Federico

    Great Idea, but it’s difficult to buy in Italy…

  • Frank

    If you’re travelling with your family, NEVER forget to pack loads of children music that will not ruin your day. And happy kids mean a lot less trouble!

  • Drew

    At least one other person who can drive, music, snacks, and most importantly, a sense of adventure! Destination unknown!

  • Patrick340

    Just have fun

  • Orion Antares

    If it’s going to be a long one, make sure you get an oil change and basic check-up at least two weeks before you leave. Especially if it’s a trip through Canada toward Alaska!

  • Gar

    Road Trip Must Have List: Music, good music and lots of it, Water, good water and lots of it, Maps, GPS suck because they don’t know how to get you out of a jam or show you the way to cool stuff, at least not yet. An open mind, free spirit and the great open road. Done it many time and Road Trips Rock!!!

  • Steve :pmg

    First and foremost, make sure your car has been recently serviced. Have built in time to make side trips (sometimes side trips bring real discovery). Don’t rush, try and take in all experiences. Have a large body of music that appeals to everyone on the road trip because everyone has different tastes. Water, snacks, good conversation, cameras, gps and other gadgets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Bullock/100000020543129 Robin Bullock

    Try to load region-appropriate music on your iPod. For instance, when in Appalachia, listen to Bluegrass. In the Pacific Northwest, try Grunge.

  • yelud

    The Moth and some good snacks.

  • Anonymous

    Good music, lots of snacks and drinks. Most importantly have fun!

  • Bill

    For a great road trip you first need good friends, then some good music, and then it really don’t matter where you are going cause the journey is what it is truly all about!

  • Buccho

    Something I do on road trips is load my iPod with nostalgic tracks. We play “Name That Tune” from the opening beat. At the very least, it encourages sing alongs. Makes the open road SO enjoyable!!!

  • Brenda

    My tip is having an impromptu trip because every second of it is something new :)
    And music to keep you awake while you’re driving.. A night drive with little sleep and silence is the worst :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/fredjh Fred Heumann

    Outside of great tunes, if you can afford a leisurely pace, explore and try different and unusual places on the way! Take an old US route instead of the freeway, and see the way it used to be…

  • Zorba The Geek

    My recipe for a great roadtrip = set the cruise control on 80, put on some jammin’ tunes you can sing to, and sing your heart out!!! Even better with one or more friends to harmonize with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277735552 Arena Thompson

    Cooler with healthy snacks is a must! Fast food gets boring FAST! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerald-Myers/100001871086158 Gerald Myers

    Use those window sun screens, the ones with suction cups so you can move it around as needed. It will block the glare on your electronic screens & keep both you & your items cooler during the drive

  • Anonymous

    gotta have great music!

  • JC

    Great road music and improptu stops

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcelle-Carson/100000770672184 Marcelle Carson

    Have a destination in mind and then just go and enjoy the sights, the towns and stop anywhere and everywhere that looks interesting.

  • Matt

    For road tripping, i like to bring: Music, podcasts, food, family, iphone…

  • Jim

    I’ve been looking for a car charger/holder for the car that I can just slide my iPhone 4 into without having to connect up a cable. I had one for my 1st gen iPhone, but it doesn’t fit my 4 with the bumper. That, combined with this Bluetrip Aux would be a perfect combo!

  • 2wacky

    Road Trip Recipe:

    Make your killer playlists the night before (On the Road, Rest Stop Relaxation, FoodSearch, “Scerenery” Songs, and Rock & Road are my suggestions).

    Eat a big breakfast, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring an extra change of clothes, in case that burrito decides to swan-dive onto your Hawaii shirt.

    Wash the car and detail it the day before, remove everything from the trunk and glove box, and put things back in one at a time, excluding the unnecessary items (of course, the Griffin charger/audio device of choice is the first thing to go back in the car!).

    First stop: GAS! Fill that tank!

    Put on your shades, pump up the volume, and make some memories! Woot!

  • Zunair S

    If taking family road trip make sure you got chargers for iPhone and iPad and enjoy the trip.

  • http://www.SteveMathew.com zenbones

    If I won this, I’d be able to get rid of the irritating cable that tethers my iPhone to my Aux socket! That would be sweet. One less cable in my life :-) One less cable to remember for my road trips!

    From an existing Griffin fan: http://www.stevemathew.com/post/257848592/cool-iphone-accessory-whilst-buying-a-new-ipod

  • Anil

    dvd players with screens in the back seat for the kids so they let you concentrate on the road….

  • Merlynda

    Food friends and fun!

  • SethSD

    Plan set bathroom stops, even if everyone doesn’t have to use the restroom it’ll be good to get out of the car and stretch a little.

  • http://www.gothicchainmail.com Sunshyn Vanderheiden

    Music and good conversation make for the best road trips IMO
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

  • upsyndrome

    You can’t have a good road trip without some beef jerky!

  • http://twitter.com/keaplin Kirk Edgar Aplin

    Here are 4 tips: Stop often to enjoy the locale. Avoid franchise food emporiums if at all possible. Take the trip top-down in a Porsche Boxster, and pick a route that has both twisties and high speed travel.

  • http://twitter.com/introvertedone Joel Becker

    Lots of good music and sedatives make for a great road trip! 😉

  • Shearn

    Use the iOS app ReDo. Keeps a checklist of tasks that recurs for every road trip that you make. That way, you will not forget to load up that music playlist, those apps and movies for kids, pack all those goodies, etc etc.

  • rolffz

    I’m ready. Lets go!

  • http://twitter.com/drjsimpson Jacob Simpson

    Want. Need jerky.

  • http://twitter.com/Mom2Declan Briana Adams

    My “must have” for any road trip is my iPod touch and my Griffin Road Trip FM Transmitter/Charger!!

  • http://rsfinn.myopenid.com/ rsfinn

    I brought my AutoPilot on my last road trip to New Hampshire to listen to podcasts (and my favorite classic rock when I needed a break from talking). It also helps on my daily “road trip” (1-hour commute), but a Bluetooth solution would be even more convenient…

  • Dwwave

    Hi Roadblockers,
    First-If You have a GPS and it says turn right (and there is a option to go left (Do it!), Second, Maps are a drag, throw them in a trash bin Third-Don’t run out of gas -Fourth Share Food, Fifth Eye on the sky
    (Tornado’s etc) and finally load up Ipods with tunes, and find a old cassette player and listen to tapes from the 70’s and 80’s (when radio played music and even concerts and LP’s(the whole side!) Enjoy yourself and do not drink and drive ever
    Live to be old!
    ambienttales
    aka David in Ohio

  • http://twitter.com/facupuig Facu Puig

    music, mate, an iPhone with a GPS app and a highway to Bariloche, Argentina, best scenario ever!

  • Chrispaiz

    Always take plenty of audio book! I’ve tried so many hands free devices, none perfect, love to see yours!

  • Markfleser

    Tips for a good road trip? Lots of podcasts!

  • Matthew

    1 large ziplock bag with folded up newspaper and toilet paper, ipod AND old mix cd’s from college, a blanket/pillow in the trunk and an emergency $20 bill in your glove. All you need.

  • Paul Williams

    I like to take some audio books along, passes the time- especially war of the worlds, jeoff lynn i think…

  • Bryant Infantas

    Tunes and a van full of people heading up to Mt. Snow for ToughMudder. Now that will be a memorable road trip! ;^D

  • Furioso

    LA to Santa Fe with one of these? Coooool!

  • Slostrem

    A variety of snacks and drinks and music, plus researching the route ahead to discover any eateries or fun places to visit.

  • Rico San

    If you’re driving at night, drink lots of water, more than caffeine. Having done my share of all-nighters in college and late night driving, staying hydrated will keep you up and focused on the road. The tradeoff is that you might need to use the restroom more often, but you can use those as breaks to stretch your legs periodically.

  • http://www.justjon.net JustJon

    The most important thing for a good road trip is good tunes to keep you going through the long drives.

  • Chuck Bryant

    The key to a good road trip is to bring all your Griffin accessories. Duh.

  • Blazey07

    Good friends, good music, and snacks

  • Blazey07

    Good friends, good music, and snacks

  • Leon

    Good music, good food, good traveling companion. That’s all you need for a great road trip!

  • Leon

    Good music, good food, good traveling companion. That’s all you need for a great road trip!

  • Taylor

    Don’t eat at a waffle house, if you’re allergic to waffles. And apart from that, go where you can roll the windows down, and smell the surf.

  • Taylor

    Don’t eat at a waffle house, if you’re allergic to waffles. And apart from that, go where you can roll the windows down, and smell the surf.

  • AllenH

    Don’t be afraid to get off-course. Sometimes you happen across the best part of your trip when you aren’t expecting it!

    My fiancée and I happened across an art festival in Keystone completely by chance, and we still talk about how wonderful it was to mess up our day’s planned travels and spend time together there with good food, great art, and the mountains.

    Sometimes it’s not the destination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faris-Alsufi/724985004 Faris Alsufi

    if I didn’t win i KEEl you.. and ME..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Faris-Alsufi/724985004 Faris Alsufi

    if I didn’t win i KEEl you.. and ME..

  • http://twitter.com/croquembouche11 croquembouche11

    Good music and movies, lots of good food food, taking pictures, having a set of awesome friends and being spontaneous.

  • http://twitter.com/croquembouche11 croquembouche11

    Good music and movies, lots of good food food, taking pictures, having a set of awesome friends and being spontaneous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.tuttle Bryan Tuttle

    A good road trip is with family going to Pier 39 in San Francisco listening to a great playlist thats preselected prior to going!

  • http://profiles.google.com/toomexyz Tyler Toomey

    1. Never forget the ipod/phone charger. The radio sucks in general, and while traveling. Good luck trying to find a station that isn’t filled with everything you don’t want to hear. Cough: Rebecca Black. (No offense to her)

    2. GPS/Directions.

    3. Company

    4. Money for gas

  • K. Oliver

    Keep the last-minute changes to a minimum. That goes for everything: passengers, routes, playlists, etc. Calling audibles on the road is the easiest way to ruin your road trip.

  • http://twitter.com/pafford Anthony Pafford

    The keys to a great road trip are:
    A fun co-pilot — the most important part of any road-trip
    Sweet and salty snacks WITH PROTEIN — protein keeps you from crashing (your body or your car!). Sugar alone just makes you more tired!
    An iPad with a great Griffin Case — nothing makes the miles go faster in the passenger seat than great games on an iPad.
    Pandora on your iPhone with a Griffin connection to your stereo — the music never gets old with Pandora — let your co-pilot favorite songs for added boredom relief!

  • Charles Lukey

    The perfect road trip requires snack food.
    Spam and bread are essential…

  • Sarasandy

    Music, friends and food (crackers, chips, pretzels–nothing that melts) and you’re on your way to a great trip!!

  • Chase72

    Always have the Road Trip Trinity on hand:
    – Sunscreen (topless convertible tanning is cool, burning is not)
    – Water (staying moist)
    – Duct Tape (1001 uses… and counting)

  • Mojospapi

    Music, drinks and snackies…perfect

  • Shobster

    Seperate GPS than your smartphone. Don’t rely on your phone GPS. Save it for communicaations and internet. Also seperate MP3/music player and smartphone. Enjoy!

  • Freelancing

    It’s a good idea to have pre-prepared playlists for the car occupants so there is no bickering. Bringing the earbuds along is a great idea as well, in case one or more riders in the car are trying to sleep. For long trips, I always bring a couple of neck pillows.

  • Blake Kaplan

    Have a lot of distractions for all the passengers. The more, the better.

  • Chubhub

    Great scenery, B&Bs, and iPod’s entire library on shuffle play. Serendipity of unexpected tunes, breakfasts, and sights along the way, and someone along to share the joy!

  • Pamwakeford

    With family and a lot snack

  • Bvalenzuela

    When traveling with little ones, always make sure to have enough for them to do in the car, such as bringing their mp3 player with their favorite music, dvid portable player with fav movies, and of course their game system, whatever it may be such as a PSP or Nintendo DS. It will keep them so busy, they won’t have time to ask, “Are we there yet?”.

  • Yannis2k

    Enjoy the ride together with the BlueTrip Aux.

  • Tim

    A full tank of gas (ouch that’s expensive), tires inflated to the right pressure, the best music on the sound system, and my wife next to me. Now that’s the perfect recipe for a great trip.

  • Paradroid

    Good friends, good tunes (not the radio), sun, sunnies, snacks and a place to go.

  • http://twitter.com/dmccullo Don McCullough

    In my opinion the best way to have a Good Road trip is to have a Griffin TuneFlex, Love mine and a truck load of good Music…. use Genius create playlists for all your best and worst moods…. you know from that song that gets you back to relaxed and having fun for each of your common moods and

  • Anonymous

    Use the Roadside America iPhone app to find little detours that make a trip more interesting! I used it with my family on a pair of cross-county drives last summer, and it was fun to see there was more to rural areas than we expected.

  • Kevin Deak

    Gas. Gotta fill up your gas tank or it will be the worst road trip ever.

  • http://twitter.com/jamcycler Ben Rosenthal

    I don’t know whether I’ll be road-tripping, particularly since I don’t drive, but the possibility exists as I plan to travel from the East Coast to the Left Coast this summer to start grad school at California College of the Arts this fall. A green MBA in Design Strategy has my name on it.

  • Dan R

    Always keep a digital camera in the car on roadtrips. You never know when you’ll need it.

  • Phlame

    Bring plenty of audio books

  • Jerry

    Getting stopped by a flagperson at a fantastic view on Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

  • http://twitter.com/Luyuh Lu

    altering the trip little by little by rolling the dice on the road.
    it’s not crazy as long as you have right company.

  • http://twitter.com/dmccullo Don McCullough

    Well start by getting yourself a TuneFlex and loading up your IDevice with Lots of your favourite tunes! Remember to sync up all those Genius playlists you create to suit your different moods, they always happen when you are travelling.. The moods that is…. If you have never done that, then now’s the time start with the Song you feel fits your mood and hit genius! So get all the best music and then start the engine and go HEHE…. oh yeah remember to pack first!

  • Daniel Sánchez

    In those moments of desesperation after work, you can relax yourself with really good music, so what do i need?, easy, an Ipod, great tunes, and a blue trip aux, Lets Rock¡¡¡

  • dreamin2win

    I always like to pack some snacks & have an ice chest with some cold drinks / water. Have plenty to listen to & make sure I have the GPS.

  • Steve Meyer

    iPHone/iPod hooked thru the car sound system!

  • Bulby72

    Driving on the 15 towards Las Vegas followed by a caravan of friends. Stopping by the Mad Greek for some strawberry milkshakes. Gambling, drinking and partying for a few days in Las Vegas. Drive to the Grand Canyon for some hiking and sightseeing. Then finally making my way home to Southern California to get some needed “vacation” 😛

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.reiff Derek Reiff

    Take your time!

  • samdon

    Don’t forget anything when you go. 😛

  • http://twitter.com/netback Nate Heath

    Choose your co-bladders carefully to minimize pit stops…

  • thejamesl214

    Man this looks like a great product, and i would love to have one… Thank you

  • Amylu

    Start with a plan but don’t be upset if it goes awry. Make sure and stop at all the local interesting places along the way. If all else fails, learn to ask directions!

  • http://www.chriswestergaard.com Chris W.

    Still love having a stand alone Garmin (we travel out of cell phone service range in the mountains quite often), two smart phones both with adult and kid playlists available, and a DVD player for the kids.

  • Danielleonohue

    pack lot’s of yummy snacks!

  • Danielleonohue

    pack lot’s of yummy snacks!

  • Robin

    good music, snacks, road games and good weather

  • Robin

    good music, snacks, road games and good weather

  • Kimberley Y.

    My tip for a great road trip includes GPS, great upbeat playlist and a list of hotspots to visit along the way!

  • Kimberley Y.

    My tip for a great road trip includes GPS, great upbeat playlist and a list of hotspots to visit along the way!

  • Phillyphan1731

    Good friends and people you trust is a must…and pick people who can handle their fluids to avoid stopping at bathrooms every 10 minutes!!! =]

  • Caryncc

    I FIND THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE MANY DIFFERENT SNACKS FOR A SUCESSFUL ROAD TRIP. I KEEPS THE GRUMPIES AWAY.

  • Caryncc

    I FIND THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE MANY DIFFERENT SNACKS FOR A SUCESSFUL ROAD TRIP. I KEEPS THE GRUMPIES AWAY.

  • Bayonetta26

    Make sure you know where you are going.

  • Bayonetta26

    Make sure you know where you are going.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TrannceR Trancer Bogdan

    Perfect trip,perfect phone,perfect accesories 😛

  • http://www.facebook.com/TrannceR Trancer Bogdan

    Perfect trip,perfect phone,perfect accesories 😛

  • http://www.facebook.com/TrannceR Trancer Bogdan

    Perfect trip,perfect phone,perfect accesories 😛

  • PLO

    Music definitely makes traveling more fun!

  • PLO

    Music definitely makes traveling more fun!

  • PLO

    Music definitely makes traveling more fun!

  • PLO

    Music definitely makes traveling more fun!

  • Jwdeyoung

    4 guys, a motorhome, 5 days, 4 golf courses, an Iphone full of great tunes. doesn’t get much better!

  • soulfliesfree

    You should always carry water, food and a blanket. Some travelers were recently stranded for 14 hours in the snow due to snow storms. Several didn’t have water and had to eat snow.

  • soulfliesfree

    You should always carry water, food and a blanket. Some travelers were recently stranded for 14 hours in the snow due to snow storms. Several didn’t have water and had to eat snow.

  • Dane S.

    The only things you need to make a road trip a success is: good music, best friends, reliable car, no tickets, food/drinks, a nice smooth highway, and most importantly your iPhone with a wireless output to your speakers! Fumbling around with your iphone in your hand can be dangerous driving on the highway especially here in Chicago where everybody drives 25mph over the speed limit. Having both hands on the wheel is very important to keeping you safe from point A to point B, therefore making this BlueTrip Aux a MUST for ALL road trips!

  • Jess

    Plenty of snacks and plenty of music.

  • tivoboy

    Must have diet coke, MUST have GPS, Must have snickers, MUST have great music.

  • tivoboy

    Must have diet coke, MUST have GPS, Must have snickers, MUST have great music.

  • http://twitter.com/tennredsoxfan Roger Bayne

    Fire up the MLB App and never miss a Red Sox game no matter where we are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Paradis/1538432816 Diane Paradis

    gas, good tunes and Griffin accompanying me would be great! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Hong/1333981694 Steve Hong

    Good music and tons of snacks and drinks to help along the way. And good friends. No road trip without all of the above.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Hong/1333981694 Steve Hong

    Good music and tons of snacks and drinks to help along the way. And good friends. No road trip without all of the above.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alistairhepburn Alistair Hepburn

    When we travel with the kids we hit up a dollar store before we go. We load up on toys, games, puzzles, crayons, etc. Every hour or so, as the patience begins to drift, something new appears out the magical fun bag to keep everyone happy. As they have gotten older, we have discovered the joys of tech toys plugged into the car’s audio system! Nothing like a virtual light saber duel to liven up a road trip!

  • Zach

    Road trip tip always go with people u like

  • Zach

    Road trip tip always go with people u like

  • Leigh

    Road trips are something I look forward to every summer! Can’t wait; just got back from a rockin’ spring break trip–all set to my favorite playlists.

  • http://guitarren.blogspot.com/ bertram D

    shades and long hair…

  • http://guitarren.blogspot.com/ bertram D

    shades and long hair…

  • Stabakovich

    Must haz blueTrip!

  • Dave01568

    A great Tip for a great road trip is to bring a roll of toilet paper and connect you idevices audio to you car radio with bluetrip-aux

  • gurpreet

    lot of chicken wings on the trip

  • http://www.facebook.com/dudleyj Dudley Johnson

    The best road trip we’ve taken is thru northern Arizona and New Mexico. There are so many unknown Indian ruins from centuries ago that we never hear of. Since our “history” books start in 1776, these amazing places and lost civilizations are never mentioned. There is Canyon de Chelly, a smaller version of the Grand Canyon nearby, where you can see well preserved adobe ruins built into the canyon walls. In New Mexico are the Puye cliff dwellings. And the greatest of all, the Chaco Canyon ruins of a 300 room building, where some 3 story structures still stand! It’s spectacular and wonderful to learn about the unknown history of this country. Everyone should check this out. You don’t need to go to Europe to see ancient buildings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dudleyj Dudley Johnson

    The best road trip we’ve taken is thru northern Arizona and New Mexico. There are so many unknown Indian ruins from centuries ago that we never hear of. Since our “history” books start in 1776, these amazing places and lost civilizations are never mentioned. There is Canyon de Chelly, a smaller version of the Grand Canyon nearby, where you can see well preserved adobe ruins built into the canyon walls. In New Mexico are the Puye cliff dwellings. And the greatest of all, the Chaco Canyon ruins of a 300 room building, where some 3 story structures still stand! It’s spectacular and wonderful to learn about the unknown history of this country. Everyone should check this out. You don’t need to go to Europe to see ancient buildings.

  • Jeffrey Alford

    I love road trips with great music

  • http://paul7.myopenid.com/ paul7

    Audiobooks!!

  • Brian

    I’d like to create my own “Jucy Lucy” tour, ala drive-ins “diners and dives” Load up my buddies in the truck, and spend a week during the summer camping out, seeking out the smallest most remote craft brewery places we can find, and then asking at the hardware store (not sure why, just family tradition) where you can get the best buger in town, pair it up with their local brew, and see if they’re right!

  • Carlosherrera92

    For a successful road trip, always have great music, Lady Gaga, awesome friends, and an unforgettable experience.

  • Anne

    An iPod full of all your favorite music is essential.

  • Snoble@woh.rr.com

    Making a road trip just got more enjoyable!

  • ariane c

    Keep first destination map on hand; sort the rest out later. And make sure snacks, water, and tunes are on board!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1676020030 Michi Mase

    I want one

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1676020030 Michi Mase

    I want one

  • http://twitter.com/Vivalasgogirl MJ

    I think on long road trips you should make the most of any stops you make. If you need gasake sure it’s somewhere that has something like the “World’s Biggest Frying Pan” or something cool so you can say you’ve been there. Take Pictures!!

  • Rocky

    good friends . . . good coffee . . . no plans.

  • pancakery

    i only buy griffin products for my ipod

  • pancakery

    i only buy griffin products for my ipod

  • Brent

    Always check your car over, bumper to bumper, before you go… no one wants to interrupt their trip because of a breakdown that could have been prevented!

  • Bill Glen

    Gas is so expensive, a few tips on how to get the most for your buck on the road:
    Only buy or FILL UP your car or truck in the EARLY MORNING when the ground temperature is still cold.
    Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening… Your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
    A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

    When you’re filling up DO NOT squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode.
    If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

    One of the most important tips is to FILL UP when your gas tank is HALF FULL.
    The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine.
    Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

    Use the slower pumping tip and the fill up when your half full tip as you best time to stretch, rest stop and get your coffee and snack breaks in. stopping every 3-4 hours on a long trip is the best way to stay alert! Safe travels.

  • Peonyfu8

    the scent of peppermint keeps you alert and awake!!!

  • Djembe300

    When you go on a road trip always take a power inverter for all your cool stuff. It plugs into the lighter plug and you have a three prong outlet for what ever you have to plug in. THX, Paul C

  • http://profiles.google.com/csnanjappa Nanjappa Somaiah

    very great product , would love to have it any time , perfect for all the road trips i had until now .

  • Scorpius21

    A free spirit is most important on a road trip. Roll down the windows and smell freedom.

  • Ckourey

    Good company!

  • Ckourey

    Good company!

  • Sharon W.

    A west coast adventure road trip from San Diego to Vancouver with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley & Sonoma, Portland and Seattle. I would want to bring a bicycle, hiking boots, kayak, paddleboard, sleeping bag and anything else to enjoy the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the rolling hills of Napa Valley and the trails of Redwood National Park. Friends, food and good music is a must!

  • http://cinebites.tumblr.com cinebites

    Definitely a way to get your iphone music into your car speakers, and a charger. Friends, and snacks.

  • http://cinebites.tumblr.com cinebites

    Definitely a way to get your iphone music into your car speakers, and a charger. Friends, and snacks.

  • Brian

    Take your time. See the sights. Good music. And Combos. Lots of Combos.

  • Maxgeeinc

    When I went to Florida

  • Maxgeeinc

    When I went to Florida

  • Rdiscolo

    Bring along lots of coke zero, tunes and pretzels

  • Anonymous

    Great for dealing with the kids AND the California Highwsy Patrol!

  • Anonymous

    Great for dealing with the kids AND the California Highwsy Patrol!

  • Notariolara

    Road and rock

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002119548264 Cory Engel

    Road trips to Disneyland are always better with an iPhone loaded with classic Disney tunes.

  • Flipsabbagh

    For the perfect Road you need RGR !!! Reese, Griffin technology and of course Rage against the machine !!

  • Flipsabbagh

    For the perfect Road you need RGR !!! Reese, Griffin technology and of course Rage against the machine !!

  • http://twitter.com/tensixd jayjayjae

    ride in the backseat. no disturbance from the rest.

  • http://twitter.com/tensixd jayjayjae

    ride in the backseat. no disturbance from the rest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/GMark-Cole/100001894492107 GMark Cole

    Listen to downloaded content: either books form Audible (especially by Lois McMasters Bujold or Terry Pratchett – or Stephen King’s Dark Tower series for lo-o-ong trips) or podcasts (Mark Maron’s WTF for laughs, HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast for story and analysis, or Buddhist Geeks for thinking – all have plenty of past episodes that aren’t out-dated).

  • http://twitter.com/HappyBunny87 Jimena Sanchez

    My tip for a great road trip would be to have great music to play along the ride so it makes it fun and you can sing along as well!

  • http://twitter.com/bato1989 sebastian cortes

    The tip for a great road trip is having a basket full of food and a good playlist to listen to!

  • BW

    Don’ t rely on your GPS alone. Print out a Google Map with directions for a 2nd opinion. Also note that some states have shut down every other rest stop to save $$.

  • BW

    Don’ t rely on your GPS alone. Print out a Google Map with directions for a 2nd opinion. Also note that some states have shut down every other rest stop to save $$.

  • Churchmany

    NO PANTS makes for the funnest trips

  • Tlwright5746

    Never forget WATER! And make sure you have a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots with you in case your car breaks down and you have to hoof it for many miles. Be prepared and never be a victim of your own negligence.

  • Tlwright5746

    Never forget WATER! And make sure you have a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots with you in case your car breaks down and you have to hoof it for many miles. Be prepared and never be a victim of your own negligence.

  • Sam

    The best part of a roadtrip is singing along to some great tunes and having someone else in the car singing right along with you! A road trip alone is unacceptable!

  • rAv527

    Friends, Drive thru, IPod, Griffin charger n Transmitter..all set! lets Roll

  • rAv527

    Friends, Drive thru, IPod, Griffin charger n Transmitter..all set! lets Roll

  • Tia V

    Good friends, good tunes and a car that is safe ~~ the tunes are great and so are books on tape….

  • Buddy

    Need lots of music, snacks, pop and a guitar.

  • Buddy

    Need lots of music, snacks, pop and a guitar.

  • Erik Ambrose

    Don’t over plan the trip! Pick out your destination, grab a couple friends, stock up on water and drive. The most important thing to remember is to make sure there’s time to experience the journey. Otherwise, you may as well have flown there… 😉

  • http://twitter.com/sethandshannon1 Shannon Schulte

    Keep Shout wipes in the car for spills while eating on the road.

  • Anonymous

    You better make sure you got the best dubsteps loaded up in your playlists cause once you start rocking… well you’ll never stop :-)

  • Anonymous

    You better make sure you got the best dubsteps loaded up in your playlists cause once you start rocking… well you’ll never stop :-)

  • Kiva

    Always bring extra socks, your pillow and wet wipes!

  • http://www.adamhann.com Adam Hann

    My favorite tip is packing the right snacks! A favorite of mine is Reeses Pieces. It’s a great road snack.

  • http://www.adamhann.com Adam Hann

    My favorite tip is packing the right snacks! A favorite of mine is Reeses Pieces. It’s a great road snack.

  • http://billvinson.com Bill Vinson

    I think the BlueTrip Aux sounds like a great idea. Only need a few things for a great drive:

    – Nice weather
    – Proper Music Selection
    – Sunglasses
    – Windows down
    – Fun destination

    … and a BlueTrip Aux for wirelessly connecting my iPhone 4 :)

  • Mekimanjo

    Shift your attitude into a “vacation” mindset. As the old saying goes, the fun is in the journey, not the destination. Look at time spent in the car as an escape from the confines and boundaries of everyday life. It’s a reprieve from reality, a drug-free trip! How much cooler can it get?

  • ksspyder

    Getting a small car. Need the smallest solution.

  • John

    Not sure how practical it is, but our best road trip ever started with buying an old short school bus, getting it running, filling it with 13 people and driving it 18 hours to a concert.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383679409 Barbara Lopatin

    Plan ahead, get your directions, places to eat, stay, etc…planned out ahead of time. After that go with the flow…don’t sweat the small stuff, enjoy the journey!

  • Awander

    make sure the nano adapter is in right-side up before attempting to slip the nan in place while driving

  • Leighton Brown

    Bring good tunes!

  • Debra

    Good tunes, good snacks, good friends…. take breaks so you don’t get car fever. Enjoy the scenery and the journey as well as the destination.

  • http://twitter.com/doamyjo Amy Jo Russell

    my tip besides having a cool Griffin Gadget to play your favoret music is to not be on a time table so you can stop and check out cool sights and take lots of pictures.

  • Joi

    Load your iPod with books on “iPod” — of course

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567470131 Brian Livingstone

    bring the gas munz

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaurav.rajasekar Gaurav Rajasekar

    Have enough music on hand, maps for the places you’re going (reception ain’t gonna be great everywhere), and good friends who don’t make a big fuss about silly stuff. 😛

    The last part is vital!

  • Lucia

    just took a road trip to LA and had a great drive- using an old Griffin device to listen to This American Life podcasts!

  • Michael Fata

    Road trip essentials: Killer playlists and plenty of snacks, and company that shares your musical tastes!

  • Jordan

    M&M’s!! You can’t have a road trip with out a great snack.

  • http://twitter.com/garfan11 laura

    a bunch of great cd to blast while you drive

  • Mtsuchitani

    Loading up an iPad with games and movies for the little ones has worked well for us on long car rides

  • David Chaille

    Always leave extra travel time so you don’t feel pressured. This is important especially on a long trip where it is a good idea to stop periodically and rest or simply enjoy the scenery.

  • Ksymon13

    GPS, great music, friend

  • http://www.tjovian.com Gnauty

    Awesome. Just the sort of gadget I’ve been looking for!

  • Elizabeth V

    A good road trip tip. Have a hearty breakfast and then for lunch, head into a local grocery store and buy your lunch. Much more econimical, fresh. You can pick up fresh fruit and prepared foods at most grocery stores now. And then splurge for a nice dinner out.

  • Green Dragon

    Road trip good as is….. AWESOME with plenty of Audi books and songs!!!! Say What?

  • Shaylea

    Road trip essentials: great friends, lots of snacks, iPhone charger, and a pillow =) For those late night road trips it’s always best to have a great co pilot in the passenger seat who will stay up with you and keep you company!

  • Cherylp3

    Always pack snacks and add in time for stoopping

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Malone/1339230425 Stephanie Malone

    I wholeheartedly agree with a lot of the great advice already left on this blog. I do count my blessings for technology that makes traveling (especially with kids) a lot more enjoyable and less stressful (ipod, DVD players, smart phones, gaming devices, etc). But I think the most important thing is to enjoy the journey and not get so caught up in the destination. Your trip should start when you leave the house. Think of the car ride as a great chance to spend time with people you care about and enjoy each other’s company. Don’t stress the small stuff. As cliche as it sounds, relax and enjoy the journey!

  • http://www.facebook.com/loebjack Jacob Loeb

    For my driving, a good Twit Network podcast shortens the drive or makes it worth the time.

  • Anonymous

    The key to a great road trip is to plan as far ahead as you can, yet leave room to be flexible. This is especially true if you have young kids with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1102016 Cynthia Arocho

    a great buddy, a camera, some munchables, your loyal GPS, and the BlueTrip Aux–never leave for a road trip without them.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisroundell Christopher Roundell

    A good road trip? Good music, snacks and the company of good friends.

  • Anonymous

    The key to a good road trip is to leave the kids at home, hah. If you have to bring them, then bring stuff to keep them busy and good music for Mom and Dad to listen to and turn up, ha.

  • Normdwyer

    Origin: Helena, Montana. Head north through Augusta and Choteau to St. Mary at Glacier National Park. Overnight. Then take the Going to the Sun highway through Glacier National Park to West Glacier and on westward to Whitefish. Head south to Bigfork and Flathead Lake. Then south east through the Seeley Valley passing Swan Lake and Seeley Lake. Then back to Helena. Its a great 2 day road trip. Stunning views. Perfect for lots of conversations with friends and your favorite road trip music.

  • Garymark

    Tasty snacks and tunes.

  • http://twitter.com/anniehatter Annie Kaye

    There is nothing better than music and the open road!

  • Waitesrd

    Carry extra money.You always need more than you think you will.

  • http://twitter.com/CALLBR549 Vera S

    My road trip tip is to have plenty of snacks! :)

  • Sean

    Always good to have a friend in the car on a road trip so you can have a witness when you see the out of ordinary or down right strange.

  • Salemguy

    Good company and plenty of $ for gas!

  • Cordell

    people+snacks+food+ipod= epic road trip, no matter where it’s to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bandbabe23 Peggy Doty

    Good music, good friends, no time limit and going where the road leads.

  • Eric

    no destination… just a playlist and the road… oh, and golf clubs so you can play every course along the way…

  • http://www.facebook.com/elderfmly Beth Elder

    audiobooks and itouch, snacks and snapple.

  • Macgirl

    Plan an out of town concert and don’t forget the appropriate gadget chargers!

  • Ed

    For any road trip you have to have good old rock music and friends to sing along with you.

  • Czama35

    good rest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ansgy Ansgar Asplin

    Good friends, Good music, old fashioned car with lots of good memories, maybe an old photoalbum or something that gives you good memories of previous trips and a good camera to take pictures so you can remember the awesome trip :)

  • a castillo

    WHAT MAKES A GREAT ROAD TRIP:
    A. GOOD COMPANY
    B. GOOD FOOD AND DRINK
    C. PORTABLE POTTY(ANY PLASTIC BOTTLE WILL DO)
    D. ANY RICHARD PRYOR COMEDY ALBUM

  • Pbl72335

    Buy a christmas ornament each place you visit. You can make your travel memories a part of the holiday.

  • Pbl72335

    Buy a christmas ornament each place you visit. You can make your travel memories a part of the holiday.

  • Selfxuntitled

    Pee in every state, just so you could tell your future kids that you peed there.

  • Cgillis

    Here’s a road trip idea: Hope in your ride and travel up the west coast to tour the major Earthquake fault lines and subduction zones. During your trip, be sure not to have your feet placed on two sides of a strike/slip fault and “rock” out to such classics as “A Whole Lot of Shakin Going on” “I feel the Earth Move Under My Feet” “Shake, Rattle and Roll”

  • Caz Simps

    My idea of a great road trip is my iPhone hooked up to the Griffin iTrip Aux with Fleetwood Mac, The Chain playing at full blast just as it gets to the Formula 1 theme tune:-)

  • Caz Simps

    My idea of a great road trip is my iPhone hooked up to the Griffin iTrip Aux with Fleetwood Mac, The Chain playing at full blast just as it gets to the Formula 1 theme tune:-)

  • George

    Don’t forget the dog!

  • George

    Don’t forget the dog!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dieburnbot dieburnbot

    My tip for a great road trip is bringing along an iPhone or iPad (with a cinemaseat if you’re in the back) with music and videos on it and being with people you enjoy hanging out with it. Having cash on you doesn’t hurt either.

  • richieg

    One word: flashlight!

  • http://twitter.com/matthewgerber Matthew Gerber

    Lots of open road, a warm nighttime drive, snacks and gas to keep from stopping…plus my mix of music playing from my iPhone through the car stereo…AAHHHHH

  • Patrick B

    Audiobooks, good music, and someone to enjoy the trip with.

  • Stacey Ayers

    This contest is a good one. Everyone should try their luck. Good luck!

  • S0nny07

    Lots of good snacks; friends and family are also invited!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FAGBWIV2CMA3AFBLBZRIXH2GCU Eddie

    If I win I will go on a road trip to celebrate!

  • Woodham9195

    Have plenty of snacks for the little ones!

  • Woodham9195

    Having plenty of sunflower seeds! Having this handsfree device will make eating them easier! Also, snacks and an iPod touch for the little ones also helps!

  • April_randazzo

    My tip for road trips are bring an iPod! It’s nice to be able to “tune out” of things sometimes!

  • Johnathan

    Extra music, food and toiletries. Never know when that certain rest stop may not have paper!

  • Rivers699

    Listening to traveling tunes with the gps keeps you on route, all through my iPhone 4!!!

  • Anonymous

    Snack, snacks and more snacks!!

  • bluebuggy

    Lots of snacks, beverages and good music.

  • Garison1

    A road trip would not be complete without those great tunes.

  • wai man leong

    always buy traveller cheque for the trip

  • Garett

    Surfboards, mates, eskie packed to the brim with beer, ipods, car charger / radio broadcaster. That’s how a good road trip is done in Australia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671210361 Rick Scully

    Make sure you bring water bottles, so once you drink them, they can be re-used as toilets.

  • http://twitter.com/cookie888 Michele Heile

    add one part great music, one part great snacks, a splash of sunshine, and a great friend to share the ride with… you’ve got yourself a great road trip.

  • Denise S.

    The key to a great road trip is having a great map and hitting the off the beaten path roads. Stop and ask locals where to eat.. We always eat at somewhere different than what we can get at home, meaning no McD’s, BK’s etc. Good old hometown cooking. see out of the way places..

  • Mike

    Food, music and friends!!

  • http://twitter.com/DITFabric Shannon Hill

    Never leave without your laptop!

  • Anonymous

    Besides good music and friends, which are a pretty obvious must.
    My tip is to go on the road trip open minded, and don’t plan everything beforehand. That way, you’ll end up doing things that will last as the best memories for ever.

  • kara c.

    When you’re tired of your playlists, listen to whatever weird radio stations you can pick up. Preferably in a language you don’t speak.

  • David

    For your next road trip, get each person their own iPod – they can each listen to what they want to!

  • Pcsims

    With the audio volume higher and the car speed lower you are always on the right track.

  • http://twitter.com/Melissa3841 Melissa kelley

    My tip for a great road trip.is to bring as many things as you can to keep yourself entertained. I believe in taking long naps on trips. It’s nice to wake up in a car and know that you are 3 hours closer to your destination and slept the whole time! So there is my tip. Thanks to @Griffintech for an awesome giveaway! @melissa3841 msk3207@aol.com :-)

  • Od Oakroot

    Suncream for the driving arm!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TechMyLifeVideo Simon James Betts

    Sedatives for the kids, but the more ‘child services friendly’ option is, an iPad with the cinema seat by griffin, yes I know it sounds like a suck up to win, but I am the winner. Not a single peep out of my kids, and with the headphone splitter I could listen to my own music, Yay!

  • Nate

    My key to a good road trip is to bring good friends and family along. And make sure to mix up who plays the tunes.

  • Bessamy

    The best road trips are those where you don’t know where you are headed. We pack up, bring music along, pick a direction and you are all set for a good time! Sometimes you find places you didn’t know you were looking for. =) Thanks for the chance!

  • faleuk

    IPhone + good music + family&friend = perfect trippy!

  • JT

    iPod red rope licorice and a good pair of sun glasses.

  • Barb R.

    I love the simplicity of the Blue Trip Aux device. Life shouldn’t have to be complicated.

  • Grshaner

    With your loaded iDevice playing over the radio, any stretch of road can be a good time waiting to happen.

  • Jonarmpit

    Gotta have a spectacular pair of shades for those sunny days on the road :)

  • Paul haddock

    I’d like to win, this BlueTrip Aux is amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/punkpacokeith Keith Henninger

    A full tank of gas, a bottle or two of water, an easy to grab snack like Combos, a GPS and a fully loaded iPod/iPhone of music and you can make it just about anywhere.

  • Captain America

    Play a hundred games of “I SPY” and teach your kids to sing along with the oldies. Hide the DS!!

  • Mo Sachdeva

    No road trip is fun without a mixtape! oh wait – i mean a random playlist on you ipod 😉

  • Lisa Garrett

    Audiobooks are a must on any road trip!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  • Delrahim69

    First always have a charger! Sucks to have dead battery on long road trip.

  • http://profiles.google.com/samu104 Samuel de la Canal

    siempre buena compania!! para que obviamente les guste la misma musica

  • http://twitter.com/khera khera

    Never leave unprepared – snacks, jackets, sun screen. You never know where you’ll end up.

  • Donnie Morris

    Four kids and one iPod, it doesn’t get more entertaining than that!

    enjoy the ride,

  • Focalman

    Take your favorite camera and lots of memory.

  • Mfallon

    a pillow, a blanket and lots of music will help any road tripper!

  • http://twitter.com/cwerdna Andrew C

    I tend to listen to fast music to stay awake.

  • Angela

    GPS – IPOD-IPAD-FOOD

  • RJ

    The Survivor video rocks. When will a survivor case become available for the iPad 2?Road trip tip: schedule bathroom breaks before the start of the road trip. First, make sure to take the trip with a person you can tolerate. If not, take fewer toilet breaks.

  • Gravity

    I always bring a copy of a documentary
    I did on a police dept. “I was speeding? Here officer, have you seen this?”

  • djr

    music, music and more music!

  • http://wesleyk.me Wesley K.

    Definitely music, a laptop for research if needed and wifi or a good 3g signal. Plus people you can stand in the car. I RV if you have one.

  • Ncrutchfield

    The important thing to remember about a road trip is that the journey is just as important as the destination. If traveling solo, the car ride is the absolute perfect time for reflecting and relaxing via some great tunes. It’s time to just “enjoy the ride” as they say. If traveling with friends, take advantage of the time together and have some great conversation. And when the words run out, let the music take over. There’s nothing like being in a car full of friends, rolling down the windows, and blasting the music. Oh! Don’t forget to take snacks in the car! :)

  • Andyallen1

    The ones you love, pictures & music so you will always remember the best times!

  • Pughchryl

    Early bed, early to rise will make the driver healthy and willing to drive.

  • http://twitter.com/JellyPA Leif Eriksen

    Part of the fun of a road trip is the things you can do and see along the way. Stop at the stupid things that make you laugh. “Biggest roll of Twine?” You don’t see that everyday! How about the Long Island Duck building? You won’t see that in Cleveland. And when you’re tired of listening to the same songs from your iPod…try some Radio Roulette. I once drove from Southern Illinois to Philly (roughly 1,000 miles) without ever turning off the radio. Some of the time, you get the music you know and like. But you can also learn alot when you can’t. Yes, an hour of local sports and farm reports are likely from time to time. But they just make that hip hop station that you may find in Appalachia all the more enjoyable 😉

  • Anonymous

    Keep all ypur good things close in the car, camera, snacks, drinks, plug in the music and your adventure begins!

  • Anonymous

    Tweeting @dewinner

  • Lindsey

    Research some fun places to stop along the way; restaurants, shops, any unique tourist attractions with some local flavor that you can’t find anywhere else!

  • wendy wallach

    Freeze water in bottles instead of spending money on bottled water!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/90302boy David Garcia

    music, friends, and the beach

  • http://twitter.com/t001z12 Randy L Wilson

    without question, the thing that makes for a great roadtrip is some great tunes and a great way to enjoy them. Grab your iPod/iPhone and Griffin gear and get going!

  • http://twitter.com/doristory dori nussbaum

    So yeah, the trip has to have great music, connectivity and best buds. It’s almost time for our Atlantic City trip (so much fun), we shop till we drop, gamble a little, eat at our favorite restaurant, three months in advance for a weekend reservation…and it’s a small place! But so much fun! Griffin makes it all better!

  • Gale

    We make a 24 hour road trip 2-3 times every year. The key for us is letting thing roll off your back, no matter what your initial response may be. It gives space in a car that seems to have no space!

  • Cvantine

    Switch drivers before you are exhausted

    Bring an eyemask to help you sleep

    Ues earplugs for some peace and quiet (but not for the driver!)

    The driver should use their own iPod with one earbud in and ROCK OUT!

  • http://twitter.com/H4ii Fernando Vega

    If you are the one driving a good thermo of some hot bevereage you like (i recommend fresh green tea, not the oneyou buy at your local store or starbucks, because it energizes much more than any regular coffee). If you dont own one of this gadgets, a good playlist on a cds, and some polarized Ray-Bans (You’ve got to look good, and see better). If you are not driving (good for you), and you have one of this gadgets… Help the driver and let him know you are taking it so he doesnt have to do a cd, and decide with all that will be in the car a good playlist for all. Also some chips or maybe candy to share (nothing exotical, you dont want a dizzy dude next to you), some cool drinks for all. And a good ipod touch loaded with tons of apps (also a car charger for it would be amazing). Finally enjoy your roadtrip with friends, family or maybe a school trip.

  • http://bci.com Kent

    My family enjoys audiobooks on long trips. It makes the miles just fly…

  • Diana V

    for a long road trip a new DVD for the kids is essential. they can watch them over and over but a new one is great.

  • carole hagen

    ENJOY YOUR MUSIC—AWESOME!

  • rpphoto

    Don’t forget to charge the powercells in your all electric Tesla before you leave.

  • Ndnrider

    Like the movie says-
    ‘The Art of Travel is to Deviate from Ones Plans”

  • Morningbell5

    Choose music that was written in the place you are traveling around, if makes it mean so much more.
    Enjoy your trip!
    Mark.

  • doogie

    Road trip Haiku:

    DS and IPhones
    Brings quiet to the back seat
    Don’t forget chargers!

  • Lorraine

    Good music is a must!!! The BlueTrip Aux is a necessity :)

    Oh and babywipes are very handy to have to clean up any spills and to keep you fresh for the duration of the road trip :)

  • Lovestitched

    My road trip tip when traveling with children is buy a “woogie” from griffin for you child so they can put their iPod touch in it and watch their favorite tv episodes or movies while traveling. My 2 1/2 loves it and I don’t have to worry about him breaking his iPod touch!

  • Nick Napo

    melody makes a roadtrip perfect

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Ni-Bhealatúin/686932599 Pamela Ni Bhealatúin

    Good playlist, air conditioning, baby wipes and loads of nice snacks makes for good road trips, well thats what worked for me while I traveled in Oz and NZ

  • ROBERT CURTIS

    LISTEN TO YOUR IPOD IT WORKD FOR ME.

  • Joesnow

    Always have a plan B, or C, or whatever letter you have gotten to.

  • Topaztije

    GPS, music and internet access – hopefully all on the same device.

  • http://twitter.com/hardluck_hotel Keith Bloomfield

    My tip for the perfect road trip is to take time to enjoy the journey – you don’t have to rush to get where your going.

  • ezechiel

    Don’t forget the food, the drinks and … the ladies of course ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/rgensemer Ron E Gensemer

    Avoid using your cell phone and stop to stretch every couple of hours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rgensemer Ron E Gensemer

    There are so many great and interesting books on CD to help make the time pass. For an informational and relaxing drive give it try!

  • Glampou

    Trip with your favorite music!!excellent!!

  • Alan Parker

    8 or 16 gigs of music and a 12 volt cooler for drinks and snacks is really all you need to bring

  • Kbmeow

    Best tip is a pillow and blanket. If it is a long trip and you switch drivers this is a must for whoever is in the passenger seat

  • Slade_jr

    don’t have an aux-in to use with the BlueTrip? If your car has a cassette deck, use a 3.5mm stereo coupler to connect the BlueTrip Aux to a cassette adapter. Hands free telephone and music enabled.

    In a city where you don’t know the local music stations, stream your favorite stations with PocketTunes or WunderRadio to your iPhone and use BlueTrip to listen in the car.

  • EClickNick

    For a great Roadtrip , leave time for pee breaks. Empty bladders = fun Roadtrippers.

  • Ahmad Hashem

    griffin products is the best products ever. I will never use any products not belong to griffin technology

  • Jamie K

    My great road trip? My fiance and her kids loaded up in the van with only a destination and no real plan how to get there. It allows you the freedom to pull off and actually see America, not just an unending ribbon of road for 3-4 days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reck.bob Bob Reck

    Lot’s of snacks for the kids is a must. An iPad with movies playing for them is also a good idea for a “Pleasant” road trip with the family.

  • http://twitter.com/Jellosh0ts Tim

    My road trip starts this sunday, NY to AZ & CO, Jeep, iPhone tunes, roof down, ahhhhh

  • gabrielh

    New laws coming to my area require hands free device so this would be great for driving plus I can ouptut music to my stereo.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mykalson Mike Isbill

    Make sure you bring your towel.

  • cxc273

    Would love to win one to try it out!

  • http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com Theblackat

    I always make up a bag of things(ie. iPods, portable DVD player, puzzle books, travel bingo & other games, and snacks) to keep the kids occupied. That way they aren’t doing the old “Are we there yet?” routine!

  • http://twitter.com/gitgan Josh Smith

    My iPhone only ever wears Griffin, I’d love to talk hands free with a BlueTrip Aux!

    • Ken Gresko

      I agree Josh. Hands free should be required for all drivers! It would certainly cut down on the number of cell phone caused accidents1!!

  • Paulm

    Gotta have lots of great music and the right people. Heidi Klum comes to mind. :-)

  • lorir

    Must have a gps, must have music, must have water (drink your water people!)

  • H.E.Lee

    As a music loving photographer, hands free enhances safety and rounds out the world!

  • H.E.Lee

    As a music loving photographer, hands free enhances safety and rounds out the world!

  • http://twitter.com/imacdan Dan 

    FAmily, good Music, snacks, iPhone

  • http://twitter.com/imacdan Dan 

    FAmily, good Music, snacks, iPhone

  • Anonymous

    Definitely be willing to stop at places you hadn’t initially planned on. Such as Wall Drug, South Dakota.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely be willing to stop at places you hadn’t initially planned on. Such as Wall Drug, South Dakota.

  • Jonathan

    Sería bueno tener un BlueTrip Aux, buena suerte.

  • Swb162

    Pick a new place every year so it will be more of an adventure

  • Swb162

    Pick a new place every year so it will be more of an adventure

  • Catrina

    Good music and plenty of munchies!

  • Catrina

    Good music and plenty of munchies!

  • http://twitter.com/chriscud cc

    Make sure to have a fully stocked first aid kit packed in the trunk of your car before heading out on your road trip.

  • http://twitter.com/chriscud cc

    Make sure to have a fully stocked first aid kit packed in the trunk of your car before heading out on your road trip.

  • http://scottbickhaus.tumblr.com/ ScottBickhaus

    A Rocking Roadtrip definitly requires a good companion to share the experience with, an exciting destination (or least an exciting path to travel on the way to a less exciting destination), and fun mode of transportation (my Jeep Wrangler is my preferred way to travel), and last but certainly not least some excellent tunes to listen too along the way. Having access to a BlueTrip Aux would be an invaluable solution/addition to my final point which was having execellent tunes to listen too. Having the tunes is only half the battle, being able to listen to those tunes key. I’d love to win the BlueTrip Aux to use during my next Rocking Roadtrip.

  • http://scottbickhaus.tumblr.com/ ScottBickhaus

    A Rocking Roadtrip definitly requires a good companion to share the experience with, an exciting destination (or least an exciting path to travel on the way to a less exciting destination), and fun mode of transportation (my Jeep Wrangler is my preferred way to travel), and last but certainly not least some excellent tunes to listen too along the way. Having access to a BlueTrip Aux would be an invaluable solution/addition to my final point which was having execellent tunes to listen too. Having the tunes is only half the battle, being able to listen to those tunes key. I’d love to win the BlueTrip Aux to use during my next Rocking Roadtrip.

  • Tim B

    This seems like a great product! Also I’m planning a few road trips this summer so this would be great!

  • Tim B

    This seems like a great product! Also I’m planning a few road trips this summer so this would be great!

  • http://twitter.com/jrlindn James Lindner

    Don’t just bring one iPod, bring at least two, or bring one if you have your own iPhone. If you have kids on your road trip, they will want to play games or watch movies, and you of course will need one for music for the trip. Also, your wife / husband / driving companion will probably want to be able to be able to help with the trip by checking maps on a GPS app for you or checking the weather ahead- that is when they are not playing Angry Birds. OH – and it would be helpful to have a tough case if your kids are small when on the road trip. Ours loves to shake the iPod for a couple of games and occasionally it goes flying in the car.

  • Anonymous

    You’re either on the bus or off the bus. Somebody fire up the Dead!

  • Sugarpeasnursery

    Stop for breaks and to enjoy the scenery up close. Its those times that you will remember, not the endless miles of road you are watching ahead of you. Take your Android and use the GPS. Makes it feel safer and you can guage where a good place to stop is!

  • Anonymous

    Definitely plan your trip, but be flexible enough to enjoy the trip. Have some good munchies, plenty of water (don’t dehydrate), lots of enjoyable traveling music, a good GPS, auto recharging cables and great company!

    And since you’re driving, be sure your car has had a tune-up recently, fill up your gas tank and be sure your tires are properly inflated – tires will affect your gas mileage more than you realize!

  • http://jfranklin.livejournal.com jfranklin

    Plan at least one more day than you think you’ll need, use this time to intentionally ‘get lost’ some place new.

  • Clhibbard

    Audio Books

  • Applechika6

    Great tip for a good road trip, is to bring lots of music and download movies on your iPad!

  • http://twitter.com/eyewonit Nancy R.

    After the rocking music, lets find our way with GPS to the all
    best music cities like Nashville and Austin! Then we can really get it on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550541952 Dan Neal

    If you can, travel at night. There’s better traffic, police enforcement is not as stringent, and there’s less heat and glare with which you have to contend.

  • Pizzajeans2

    Listening to fun music that everyone likes makes a great road trip. Another tip is to take the backroads, it takes longer but is slot more fun!

  • MJPerez

    Remember to pack a phone charger, road map and have cash available (good music is a must). Destination should be within 3-5 hours maximum. Look for special deals/discounts through work or travel agencies. An event or festival or theme park, usually make for the best stories!

  • ShawnaMichelle

    I love road trips. My tip is to plan out how your going to get where your going by map, GPS, internet etc. If you get lost, find someone fast and ask them for directions before you get to far off your destination course.

  • Sabina Edwards

    BEEF jerky , the key to keeping everyone in the car happy

  • Stepper997

    A great roadtrip needs a destination but not a route. Don’t be afraid to stop at the side of the road when the place looks neat.

  • http://twitter.com/Achisto Achisto Kaku

    Some things you definately need for a good road trip:
    – friends with you
    – good and loud music
    – a great location to drive to together with a camera to take pictures

  • Ybos

    Road trip with a nice girlfriend and listen massiv attack or pink floyd !
    I’ve tried a lot of system, but nothing real good ; I hope Blue Trip is the best 😉

  • Stanley

    Pure music and talk. Auxiliary Car Kit for Music Phones. Enjoy the power and convenience of Bluetooth in your car for pure audio listening through the car stereo and hands-free talking to make a safe & good trip.

  • nikko

    Must have a great car, fast with a lot of great music, and lots of Jolt cola!

  • mikem

    Awesome product! I would definitely say this is a must have for a great road trip

  • Eriksen

    good buddies, good music. and being able to charge you iPod/iPhone using Griffin’s portable car chargers!

  • Paul

    So you can enjoy a car full of friends even if they are not there with you!

  • Anonymous

    Pack a emergency kit

  • Almarsoomy

    I love griffin

  • Steverobillard

    2 tips a good travelling companion and car friendly food. I once took a trip with a friend his wife insisted on us taking a bag of fruit salad – no forks etc.

  • http://twitter.com/bjoernbg Björn BuschGeertsema

    Good friends, lots of time, nice weather and good music!

  • http://twitter.com/bjoernbg Björn BuschGeertsema

    good friends, destination, lots of time and good music!

  • http://twitter.com/wishmonster247 AbbyOla

    For a good road trip, I would recommend bringing company as well as something that you like. such as a video game, a good book to read, or listening to your favorite music on full blast. =)

  • http://twitter.com/wishmonster247 AbbyOla

    For a good road trip, I would recommend bringing company as well as something that you like. such as a video game, a good book to read, or listening to your favorite music on full blast. =)

  • Admorp182

    Going on a trip next month… looks like a great thing to have! (My Car’s Radio Stinks!)

  • Guest

    Looks like another fun toy

  • Yashwanthkumar

    IPhone + Griffin’s Bluetrip-aux – Let’s enjoy the ride.

  • CharlesC

    Get on car. Get friend on. Get two cokes. Wear sunglasses. Blast “Life is a highway” and sing to it. Drive like a boss.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lori.lyman lori lyman

    great music and great company make for a happy road trip!

  • http://twitter.com/prelestnitsa_g Victoriya

    Good weather, loud music, cheerful children! ! !

  • http://twitter.com/whitbord James Whitbord

    RT @griffintech Make your road trip rock http://bit.ly/hKB7Cx Win a BlueTrip Aux – wirelessly play music and talk handsfree with your iPhone

  • http://twitter.com/whitbord James Whitbord

    RT @griffintech Make your road trip rock http://bit.ly/hKB7Cx .

  • http://twitter.com/whitbord James Whitbord

    Set up a fresh playlist in advance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001773208972 Eric Cox

    Music, friends, and lots of party materials!

  • Carolinemcgrory

    MUSIC, water, a flask of hot coffee,maps and some food and your good to go!!

  • Dirtsoup

    My Sweety… Licorice (Red or Black)… Rockin tunes… A Fantastic destination!!!

  • Dan H

    good music

  • mikem

    Roadtrip, who wants to go. Got the porshce, got the Aerosmith, got the koolaid, lets DO this!

  • JagJag

    If you want a road trip to go well you should pack plenty of snacks, buy maps or a gps, make a driving schedule and all that.
    But if you want it to be fun you should plan as little as possible; stay up all night and leave in the morning, directions scrawled on the back of your hand so you have to be careful not to smear it or theres no hope, randomly turn off the main road for a scenic route. Way more interesting.
    I guess a great trip would be some combination of the two. But never forget that getting lost is almost always more fun as long as you still get there.

  • JagJag

    If you want a road trip to go well you should pack plenty of snacks, buy maps or a gps, make a driving schedule and all that.
    But if you want it to be fun you should plan as little as possible; stay up all night and leave in the morning, directions scrawled on the back of your hand so you have to be careful not to smear it or theres no hope, randomly turn off the main road for a scenic route. Way more interesting.
    I guess a great trip would be some combination of the two. But never forget that getting lost is almost always more fun as long as you still get there.

  • stacey dempsey

    my tip for a great road trip is dont take the kids lol at least when they are small ,and if you take your teenagers , as long as all their ipods and cel phones are fully charged the trip should go smoothly
    @roswello
    facebook stacey dempsey

  • stacey dempsey

    my tip for a great road trip is dont take the kids lol at least when they are small ,and if you take your teenagers , as long as all their ipods and cel phones are fully charged the trip should go smoothly
    @roswello
    facebook stacey dempsey

  • rufus

    Try and combine your bathroom breaks, gas fill-ups, and food stops into one in order to reduce the amount of times you have to stop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Krizsa-Uskievich/511897712 Christine Krizsa Uskievich

    Friends, music, good times, traveling somewhere new. That’s what makes road trips rock!

  • Kathie Pitman

    ROTATE KIDS TOYS, READING MATERIAL AND GAMES ON TRIPS. HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT CONTAINERS WITH DIFFERENT OBJECTS IN THEM TO KEEP THEM OCCUPIED. THEY DON’T GET AS BORED SAND EACH DAY WILL BRING NEW AND SURPRISED FUN!

  • http://twitter.com/diamondcarol27 Carol Moore

    A great road trip tip pack games for the kids, keep them occupied so you can keep your attention on the road.

  • Dawn C

    activities for the little ones, many many activites, and stop every hour to stretch!

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Great ideas!

  • Amdv_5690

    A big screen blue ray lap top pumped through your stereo with a Griffin hands free kit will definitely keep the kids entertained.