ROAD TRIPS, TUNNELS AND FLIPUPS
Who doesn’t love a road trip, especially on a beautiful sunny day along a good stretch of road with breath-taking scenery? Road-trips are time well spent in a car or RV whether you have a set destination or wandering aimlessly. Road-trips are an inexpensive way to have a great time with friends, family and even strangers. Spot out-of-state licenses, play “I spy”, crank up your play list, sing, tell jokes, bond with your fellow road-trippers or just enjoy the scenery.
There are a few essentials when going on a road trip, in addition to a sound vehicle with a full tank of gas: sunglasses, snacks, water and good music. Sunglasses are perhaps the most important, because any trip where you spend 12 hours squinting and hiding from the sun, can’t be fun, or safe if you happen to be the driver.
Which brand of sunglasses is the best for road trips? Eyeglass wearers know the best sunglasses for any road-trip are Solar Shield® FlipUps. Why? They are a bargain at under $10, polarized to block glare, they fit over eyeglasses of all shapes and sizes, they are equipped with 100% protection from UVA/UVB light, the lenses are scratch-resistant and last, but not least,…..tunnels!
Yes, tunnels. There are over 90 tunnels on the stretch of highway between Nice, France and Genoa, Italy! There are short tunnels, very long ones and everything in between. Monaco is another tunnel haven –they are everywhere. But Europeans aren’t the only ones with a love affair with tunnels. We have plenty of tunnels right here in the U.S. The Ted Williams tunnel on the 190 Extension in Boston, the Lincoln North in NYC, the Zion in Utah, the Wavona in Yosemite, CA and the Michigan Avenue tunnel in Chicago are a few major tunnels.
Imagine you are driving with your prescription sunglasses and here comes a tunnel! You take off your prescription SUNglasses and scramble to find your regular eye glasses which you last placed in the vicinity of the cup holder. You find your glasses, which are smeared some unidentified snack residue, and you rush to get them on. By the time you have your glasses on, you’ve been swerving inside the tunnel for 3 minutes. You finally get control of the car and realize the tunnel exit is upon you! You take off your glasses and reach for your prescription SUNglasses. But where are they? You frantically pat-down everything in reach, while attempting to keep your eyes on the road, until you finally find your prescription sunglasses under your feet. Between passing honks, verbal and hand cursing, you realize that tunnel maneuver was not safe or fun.
Now imagine wearing your FlipUps as you are travelling through a beautiful coastal highway when suddenly there’s a tunnel. No problem! You simply flip your FlipUps ‘up’ and drive on. Once the tunnel exit is in sight, you simply flip your FlipUps down. Instant clear vision when you need it and instant sun-protection when you need it. Solar Shield® FlipUps makes driving in changing light easy and safe. Enter tunnel, FlipUps go up. Exit tunnel, FlipUps go down. So the next time you embark on a road trip, impress yourself and your fellow travelers with a pair of Solar Shield® FlipUps. Go to www.solarshield.com and get 30% off with code BLOG30