Hit the Road: 608today’s summer road trip series


We’d walk 500 miles just for views of John Nolen like this. | Photo by @dustindresen

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Summer — the season of neighborhood cookouts, popsicle juice dripping down sticky fingers, and road trips. Call us car-zy, but this season brings an abundance of nostalgia, especially when it comes to driving down the highway while blasting The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be.”

That’s why we’re excited to kick off Hit the Road. In this summer road trip series, we will feature three destinations throughout June, July, and August — each with its own theme. We’ll be talking outdoor adventures, 30-mile getaways, and something for the foodies.

Before you pack your bags, here are some of our recommendations to prepare locally:

🥤 Stock up on road trip essentials

Swing by one of these 608 spots to stock up on snacks, drinks, and coffee to minimize your stops during the road trip.

  • Kwik Trip, Several locations | No Wisconsin road trip is completed without a stop at KT. Grab a snack + make sure your tank is filled.
  • Crescendo Espresso Bar, Monroe Street + Hilldale | Stop by for some human fuel, more commonly known as coffee.
  • Woodman’s Market, Several locations | The employee-owned market has quirky treats + eats for all appetites.
  • Bonus: Grab a fun road trip game at I’m Board!

🎶 Create a road trip playlist

Check out these local artists + add some of their tunes to your road trip rotation.

🚘 Get your car ready

Check the fluids + car battery. If you notice anything out of the ordinary or need a last-minute oil change before you go, head to one of these local car shops.

🐶 Don’t forget about fido

Be sure to line up accommodations for your pet while you’re away. Reach out to a local pet sitter or pet boarding facility.

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