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5 ways to fuel up your road trips this summer

Sitting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there are nearly 800 million square kilometers of land, absolutely perfect for world-class road trips: Australia.

Our beloved country is flat, wide, and endlessly beautiful, which is precisely why so many Australians are packing the boot every year and calling out the GPS to drive anywhere and anywhere. And with cross-state travel now possible, we’re so grateful to be playing in our own backyard this summer.

But for a successful road trip, you need to make sure you are energized, both literally and figuratively. We obviously need to power our cars (electrically, if possible) to drive through Australia and enjoy the breathtaking views, charming towns, beaches, deserts, rainforests, mountains and hidden gems, but what? is this fuel for ourselves?

Sunbites is doing its part to supply Australians with their whole grain snacks, for breaks from work, backyard cricket and for the great Australian road trip.

So, in that spirit of fueling the nation, we’re here to help you enhance your next getaway with five ways to fuel your summer road trip and return.

Always take the scenic route

Don’t worry, we understand the collective eye roll at the sight of any snapshot, and “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is up there. However, this saying is so perfectly appropriate when it comes to road trips that we’re going to be using it shamelessly here anyway. Road trips are 100% about travel, which always means taking the scenic route.

Planning is everything, so make sure you leave enough time and space in your itinerary if a proper detour presents itself. Stopping to watch something along the way can be more memorable and rewarding than arriving somewhere on time. If a campsite is so beautiful it calls for another night, or if you want to change the route and watch the sunset from the far west of the country, take the time to deal with the unexpected and slow down. We’re all so used to getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible in our day-to-day lives, and that certainly shouldn’t be the case when we’re in vacation mode.

Stock up on healthy snacks on the go

Snacking on the road is a tradition as old as time, or at least since people have been on the road. Tasty snacks fuel our bodies, of course, but they also keep our spirits up. Nothing boosts the car’s morale after a long period of driving quite like preparing a snack to share – the sound of a front seat pack opening up is a beloved sound. But if we want to feel great and avoid dozing off throughout the trip and missing out on everything, load up on these healthy, healthy snacks for some much needed energy from the sugar spikes. This summer, we’re packing anything from the Sunbites snack line, especially our favorite Sweet Chilli Cereal Waves, to fuel us for the long haul ahead.

Stop and support local communities along the way

It’s easy to see just travel and road trips across Australia as a way to go on an adventure and escape our busy lives, but it’s also crucial for small towns and communities. local people across the country that depend on tourism. Right now, that’s more true than ever, with regional communities unable to count on the usual influx of international travelers, months of lockdown compounding the problem. This means your dollars count for a lot more in remote, rural and coastal communities, and showing your support as you cross should be part of your big summer trip this year. Plus, there’s nothing better than talking to locals along the way to find hidden gems that don’t exist in guidebooks or online. The highlight of your trip could be a local watering hole, an underrated deli sandwich, a rural pub, or the artisanal discovery of a lifetime in an artisan shop, all because you stopped by place to cross.

Load up the perfect road trip playlist

What makes a great road trip playlist? A hearty mix of, banging,, “all rise”, something a little cooler or just John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on repeat, of course. But a solid, thoughtful song list could very well define the long stretches of road you will encounter. For this reason, be sure to plan ahead and create a few different playlists that will match any mood inside your car, from the uplifting tunes to a booster score for the scenic view. outside the car window. And keep in mind that there are parts of Australia that don’t care about your internet reception (perhaps the most worth visiting), so pre-download these playlists for added security.

Make the most of each day and hit the road early

Do you know what’s not great? The impression of having lost the day. Road trips are all about making the most of every moment, and that’s not possible if you sleep or hang around in the morning trying to figure out where you’re going next. Make sure you’re organized so you can hit the road from the start and set a positive tone for the day ahead. Whether you sleep in a tent or under the stars, let nature’s summer awakening gently wake you up every morning. Otherwise, make sure the alarm is set and go!

If you want to learn even more about how to stock up on the right fuel before your summer trip, head over to Sunbites, The Good Fuel Co., to see the full line of whole-grain snacks you can take with you. you can feel good.

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