Great Road Trip Gear

Chicago CityPlanning a driving trip on a warm summer day don't forget to include the Waze social traffic and navigation app (available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry) into your road trip packing list. Even if you think you know the road very well, a little of help on the road will always be useful. In addition to just getting directions, this free app can provide you with real-time updates as other drivers in your network can share with you the latest information about the road, such as traffic jams or accidents.