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10 Songs Perfect for Road Trips

Vacation destinations can be a ton of fun! However, the trip to get to them can be quite boring. However, that trip doesn’t have to be dull when you burst out belting these 10 songs perfect for road trips!

Songs Perfect for Road Trips

  1. “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson- Willie Nelson’s tribute to traveling is the best way to start out a road trip.
  2. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane- Jam out this this song while heading out on the highway.
  3. “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash- Compare everywhere that you have been with all of the places that Johnny Cash has been.
  4. “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf- It might be a bit cliché, but you will never feel tougher on the road than you will while singing this song.
  5. “Take It Easy” by the Eagles- This relaxing song will get you through the more stressful moments of your trip.
  6. “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman- You don’t need a fast car to get caught up in the infectious beat of this single.
  7. “Every Day Is a Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow- Sheryl Crow’s hit song has become synonymous with feel-good road trips.
  8. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers- You don’t have to understand what “haver” means to enjoy this road trip classic.
  9. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen- While you may not exactly be running in your car, you will still connect with this classic by the Boss himself!
  10. “Holiday Road” by Lindsey Buckingham- Whether you are going to Walley World or not, this song will remind you that your vacation could always be a little crazier!

Don’t forget if you are heading out on the open road, get your car checked!

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Fun Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Summer is on the horizon — as is that family vacation you’ve been planning. A lot of families choose to drive to their summer getaway instead of taking an airplane in order to save on costs and avoid the hassle of going through the airport. Unfortunately, that also means the kids will be spending a lot of time bored on the open road, and let’s be honest, driving on the highway for hours on end can get monotonous even without the little ones asking, “Are we there yet?” Check out these road trip games to help your family stay happy and entertained on your next long trip.

 

I Spy: Possibly the oldest game in the book, just about everyone knows the rules for I Spy. One person in the car picks a random thing that they see, and the other people in the car have to guess what it is based on hints that the chooser gives regarding the object’s color, location, or other descriptors.

 

While You Were Sleeping: When one person in the car falls asleep, everyone else in the vehicle has to take turns telling a story of something outlandish happening. When the person who fell asleep wakes up, everyone in the car has to work together to make them believe the story they invented while they were sleeping.

 

The Alphabet Game: Everyone takes turns finding words in the order of the alphabet, using billboards, business signs, and anything you can see on the road with words on it — license plates don’t count! The first person to get to the end of the alphabet wins.

 

There are plenty of other classic games that people can play — Punch Buggy (for a less violent variation, have players simply tap one another when they see a VW Beetle), 20 Questions, and any game where players are required to count how many of a specific object they see. You can also come up with your own road trip games if you’re feeling creative!

Road Trip Games

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Four West Virginia State Parks to Visit this Summer

Did you know that West Virginia is home to over 50 state parks and forests just waiting to be explored this summer? Your next daytrip, weekend excursion, or full-fledged vacation may be mere miles down the road. Check out four of our favorite West Virginia state parks, all less than an hour from Mountaineer Mitsubishi in Beckley, WV.

 

  1. Little Beaver State Park: Just 15 minutes from Beckley, Little Beaver is home to a variety of outdoor activities. An 18-acre lake stands in the center of the park, where visitors can fish, canoe, or kayak. Visitors can picnic, hike, and bike their way through the park’s many trails.
  2. Twin Falls State Park: Take a short ride to Twin Falls, less than 40 minutes outside of Beckley, boasting a lodge, cottages, campsites, and an 18-hole golf course. Guests are able to hike one (or more!) of the park’s twelve trails, go swimming in the pool, or visit the Pioneer Farm, a restored living history 1830s homestead.
  3. Plum Orchard Lake: About a half-hour from Beckley rests Plum Orchard Lake, spanning over 200 acres. The lake has 6.5 half miles of shoreline and, with a maximum depth of 40 feet, makes for good fishing and boating. Hunting is allowed at Plum Orchard Lake, a wildlife management area, where deer, wild turkey, and squirrel abound.
  4. Pipestem Resort State Park: Drive 55 minutes southeast of Beckley and arrive at Pipestem Resort, where you can stay at one of two lodges, rent a cottage, camp, golf, and more. Park visitors can see West Virginia plant and animal life in the Nature Center, participate in weekly resort activities, fish in Long Branch Lake, and hike the numerous trails throughout the park.

 

Whether you head to a state park near or far this summer, remember to take advantage of the many attractions West Virginia has to offer, including those local to Beckley. Need a new set of wheels to get you there? Make a stop at Mountaineer Mitsubishi and let us give you a hand. Happy trails!

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Pack your family up in the Mitsubishi and visit one of these great West Virginia state parks!

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