This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cracker Barrel. All opinions are 100% mine.

Road trips can be wonderful vacations. It can helps you see parts of the country you might not have (especially if you were thinking about flying). Sharing a vehicle for an extended trip with some great company like your family and friends can be the perfect bonding moment.

People were meant to explore, and what better way to do that then with a car, where you are in full control of your journey.. The stops you make along the way can be some of the best memories you will have. Here are 5 great stops to make on your next road trip.

  1. World’s Largest _______

    1. There are so many world records out there, see if you can stop by one of them on your road trip. The length of time you visit may be short, but the photo opportunity will be awesome!

  2. The Beauty of Nature

    1. While you may want to speed ahead and get to your next destination a quickly as possible, it may be worthwhile to take the scenic route. This can be a time where you truly experience and appreciate nature, up close and personal.

  3. Comfort Food Break

    1. Being on the road can make you miss home. When that happens, stop at a restaurant like Cracker Barrel and chow down on some good ol’ comfort food paired with some awesome southern hospitality. My personal favorite is the Pecan Crusted Catfish from Wholesome Fixin’s Menu.They have something for everyone: from southern fried cooking, to their Wholesome Fixin’s Menu of flavorful, lighter meals, to homestyle country breakfasts.  With fair prices, hearty portions, and genuinely kind staff, you won’t regret making a stop here. You can’t always count on freshly made food at Cracker Barrel.

  4. Knick Knack Shop

    1. What’s a vacation without some souvenirs? You not only have photos, but you can have something tangible to remember your trip or perhaps a gift to bring back to those you left behind. Did you know Cracker Barrel offers retail products? From seasonal products, to furniture, to food and candy, you can pick up something for anyone. Cracker Barrel’s Retail Store also offer shipping and gift-wrapping so you can buy now, ship wherever, and it won’t take up any space in your car.

  5. Unique Lodging

    1. If your journey and budget allows, see if you can stay at a one-of-a-kind place rather than a chain hotel/motel. You’re supporting small businesses and you may get some better one-on-one customer service.

Where do you stop on your road trips?

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