June 23, 2024

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Travel Essentials for a Road Trip

Whether it is a trip across the country or an interstate trip, we’ve put together the ultimate road trip essentials that contain a list of what to pack that’ll keep both you and the car going.

Car Essentials

  • Spare tire and Tire inflators

Be sure to check the spare tire you have is in good condition before you set off, it’s also a good idea to know how to change a tire. A flat tire inflator will also save you whether you’re out in the middle of nowhere or by the roadside. It is easy to use and inexpensive.

  • Car battery jump starter and jumper cables

A battery jump starter takes away the worry of a dead car battery during your trip. The last thing you want during your trip is a dead car battery in a remote area, where you are unlikely to see other vehicles that could help with a jump start. You can easily get a good set of jumper cables online or at local car part stores.

  • Car Emergency kit

A car emergency kit should contain things like light Sticks, a reflective vest, warning triangle, a rain jacket, whistle, pressure gauge for tires, window Breaker etc. This kit has possibly all the things that’ll get you covered for the possibility of an emergency.

  • Car Manual

A car Manual might not seem like a big deal when traveling, but you can never tell what will refuse to turn on when you are out of your Wi-Fi range. The manual can provide a quick guide on what to do in such a situation.

Another important thing to take is your car’s license and registration, your car insurance policy and relevant contact numbers. Do not leave home without them.

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Personal Care

A toiletry bag or wash bag should contain your toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries and all the items listed below

  • Sunscreen

The sun beating through your glass all day can easily cause burns, a high speed sunscreen is a must have during your trip. You might want to opt for an eco-friendly sunscreen if you’re going anywhere near a body of water.

  • Wet Wipes and Tissue

It is highly possible you’ll need a tissue or napkin in the first hour of your trip, for quick clean up especially after snacks. Wet wipes are a great option for emergency or quick refresh.

  • Lip Balm

Crusty, dried and cracked lips are never fun on a trip, remember to pop a chapstick or lip balm in your glove box and bag, so you are not caught unaware.

  • Hairbrush

A mini hairbrush in your kit is great especially for windy days. The wind in your hair creates a bird nest that is not fun to deal with. Also pack some hair ties, it can come in handy.

First Aid kit

First aid kit should contain basic supplies like

  1. Bandages
  2. Ointment
  3. Band-aid
  4. Alcohol wipes
  5. Ibuprofen
  6. Scissors and tweezers

These supplies can be invaluable in situations when you’re kilometers away from the nearest town.

Entertainment and Connection

  • Phone charger

A portable charger is very essential, you don’t want to end up with a dead phone on your trip. Pack one or more car chargers for your trip. A portable USB battery is also great for when you are on the go, they are inexpensive.

  • Travel Games

Opt for games that’ll keep you entertained when there’s a lot of time in the car. Remember you can still place bets on TonyBet app or website on your trip.

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Food

Above every other thing, you most importantly want to avoid hunger on your trip. Here are some essentials to help with that.

  • Snacks

Road trip snack shopping is a must! Luckily you can get nearly all items at most grocery stores. A few things to stock up on are:

  1. Mixed nuts
  2. Fresh fruits and veggies
  3. Chips
  4. Cheese
  5. Energy bars
  • Car coolers

A cooler is great to make your trip more enjoyable and even healthier. You can store your drinks, fruit boxes, sandwiches and other food items.

  • Travel mugs and Water bottles

Water and other forms of hydration is a must during your trip, a travel mug is great for hot and cold drinks. With a sealable lid, there are less chances of spillage. You can use lightweight reusable water bottles to store water during hikes.

Miscellaneous

You might also need items like

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Hand sanitizer
  3. Cash
  4. Offline maps or physical maps
  5. Blankets
  6. Flip flops
  7. Plastic bags
  8. Day pack
  9. Mints
  10. Travel pillows
  11. UV window shade
  12. Dry shampoo
  13. Socks
  14. Books and games
  15. Camera
  16. Headphones or Bluetooth devices
  17. Tote bag
  18. Flashlight
  19. Portable Wi-Fi
  20. Umbrella

So there you have it folks! The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List that is filled with what to pack for a road trip and trip essentials to keep the car and you safe, comfortable and entertained on your next adventure.