Roadtripin' 101 with The Nine

- To some, the long Labor Day holiday weekend spells the end of summer, but there's still a lot of life left for road trips and local activities.

More than 1 million Michiganders will hit the road for a labor day vacation, and everyone seems to have their own way to do things on the road.

Deena, Amy, Roop and Lee shared their roadtrip traditions on The Nine.

Deena says some of her favorite roadtrips were to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Petosky area.

Deena says their family always brings Trivial Pursuit cards in the car.

"The idea is, you put away your electronics and you read a question ... and the driver and the kids can play along," she says.

A favorite snack in their car is Trader Joe's kettle corn. She warns that it can get a little messy in the car, though. Apples, oranges and water are always along for the ride, too.

Roop and his wife, Julie, also love going up north, especially to the Petosky and Harbor Springs area. 

Roop says they always bring along the peanut butter dark chocolate Kind bars.

"I like Kind bars but sometimes they can get a little healthy for me, and I want to feel like I'm having a little bit of junk food," he says.

They also like whole almonds and sweet dark chocolate

Amy says one of her favorite places in Michigan is Comerica Park, and her family visits there often. They also love to visit Frankenmuth.

Amy says a must-have food in her car is the smores Cliff bar for kids. They also like to bring along gopicnic meals, which she says are tasty, healthy and don't need to be refrigerated.

Lee says Silver Lake Park is a favorite for him, especially renting a dune buggy. His must-have item in the car is an iPad for his daughter, who he says gets antsy.

"I know this is a cheap way to get her entertained, but she can watch movies, play games and she can perhaps be quiet and fall asleep while I'm driving," he says.

Lee says he always brings applesauce in the car and uses the lid as a spoon.

"You just peel it off and then curve it a little bit and scoop the applesauce," he says.

He loves bringing along Beanitos chips, but only recommends eating them when you're about an hour away from your destination. Because, you know, they're made from beans. 

"I made a mistake on a 6-hour one early on," he jokes. "Yeah. Not good."

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