After a long winter in Mishawaka, we’re finally close to some warmer weather. At Jordan Toyota, one of our favorite ways to celebrate the changing of the seasons is to take a road trip across Indiana. So, we thought we’d offer a few tips for how to pack light for your next adventure so you don’t have to deal with all that clutter.
Check the weather
Clothing well-suited for colder or wetter climates are usually bulkier than summer-wear. Taking a look at the weather in your destination can help cut back on that. If you’re headed to somewhere a bit chilly, you can plan ahead. Or, you can take advantage of the space you saved if you’re trekking off to a warmer climate.
Roll your clothes
Whether you’re planning to pack a suitcase or a duffel bag, volume is always a concern. One of the best ways to conserve space is to roll your clothes tightly. If you fold them carefully beforehand, you can even avoid wrinkles.
Think about what you really need
Most of the time, we tend to bring more than we need on road trips. Try to focus on essentials like toiletries, snacks and clothing. There’s still plenty of room for conveniences like books, tablets, handheld gaming systems, and snacks — but this way, you won’t find yourself drowning in unnecessary items.
Indiana is a great state to live in. We love living and working here in the Midwest and the great diversity of people who call this place home. If you are looking for ways to get to know Indiana better, here are some great Bucket List items to check off your list.
If you love the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson, head west to Gary to visit their childhood home. Sadly, you can’t tour the house’s interior, but you can share some special thoughts about the Jacksons on the landmark’s memory board.
Beautiful Michigan City is home to the Washington Park Zoo. Not only does this zoo have a spectacular collection of animals from all around the world, it also has some interesting historical buildings. While you’re in town, make sure to check out the restored pipe organ at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Toyota Visitors Center
If you are willing to make the drive, head to Princeton to explore the Toyota Visitors Center. Here you can learn all about how Toyota makes their vehicles to increase your appreciation for the brand’s production practices and models.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
When there is not a race going on, you can learn about some of the most famous racers and car at the Hall of Fame Museum. It’s a rewarding stop that any gearhead should add to their Indiana itinerary.
Jordan Toyota wishes you and yours a safe and healthy rest of the summer. Remember to call us for any vehicular questions you have or to schedule a seasonal service appointment for your Toyota model.