Long-awaited summer is finally here and what better time to dodge the heat than on a road trip with your closest friends? Here is your final checklist of road trip essentials to take with you to get to your destination safely and make the journey unforgettable.
1. A kick-ass road trip playlist
Think rock and roll classics and sing-a-longs and belt our your favorites at the top of your voice! A good playlist is on top of the must-have list for a long car ride and you can even throw in some audio books for a bit of variety!
2. Snacks and water
Having plenty of snacks to munch on is always a good idea. If you get hangry easily (if you’re not familiar with the term, that’s angry when you’re hungry) it may be best for all parties to keep a stock of energy or granola bars and chips in the car for emergencies.
Munchies are true travel essentials and the perfect road trip food! Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
For cozying up during a daytime nap, use a picnic blanket or for extra warmth. For an even cozier sleep, don’t forget your travel pillow and an eye mask on any road trip if you can’t sleep when it’s sunny outside.
4. Car games
Car games don’t have to be just for kids. Come armed with games to keep you and your travel companions entertained along the way. Here are 10 fun car games to play on the road.
For when your phone dies way too early on the road. Get a power bank as well so that two people can charge their phones at the same time.
6. Spare tire
You can never be too safe – and check your tire pressure before hitting the road. Make sure your tires are in good condition before any long trips.
7. First Aid kit
One of the first things you should pack for a road trip is a first aid kit for minor aches and pains. You never know when it might come in handy.
If you’re big on reading, getting a quick read in the care that will keep you company throughout the trip is a sure way to stay entertained. Download an ebook for free!
9. Travel mug, tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, bug spray, painkillers, chapstick, gum and an extra trash bag