.6 Things To Bring On A Road Trip
I love taking road trips. Not that I always love driving for hours, or traffic. But I love the destination. Exploring new places. There are some must-haves for road trips. Things to bring for the road. Things for the destination. Here are a few of my things to bring on a road trip that I bring every time. Our most recent road trip was to Blythe, Ca. to visit my 91-year-old grandma and aunt. We brought a super awesome Mazda CX-9. This car was perfect for the trip. Super comfortable seats, good height (for me driving) and not too high (for my grandma to get in), great mileage and such an awesome color! Best of all- it fit everything. We had luggage for the three of us, gifts for Christmas and my son’s fishing gear (he wants to bring it everywhere).
Discuss who is co-pilot. You don’t want people fighting over the radio and you will want someone that can hand you a drink, help you with instructions or a map and can stay awake to keep you company while driving.
Snacks for the road. Find something healthy, not messy and something everyone will enjoy. Not always easy but I love Crispy Green. they have freeze-dried fruit in seven flavors with no added sugar and no other ingredients. Try them in asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple and tangerine.
Bring some quality shades to protect your eyes, keep you safer on the road and prevent fatigue. Sunglasses Warehouse has pairs at amazing prices (reading glasses too) in a lot of stiles, colors and sizes. Right now you can save 40% with code: SPENDLESS40. (expires 11/30/17).
Pack with good luggage. If you have a suitcase that is falling apart or are using tote bags it just makes everything harder to fit in the car and harder when you arrive to bring into the hotel. I just got an awesome suitcase by Atlantic Luggage. Small enough for carry-on luggage but big enough to fit enough for a few days including toiletries. I love that it has a cord for a Powerpack to recharge my cell phone, has sturdy wheels, zippers and pop up handle and has a matching small bag that fits right on top if it to attach the two of them while traveling.
If you are staying in a hotel or even at a relative’s house you want to bring your own toiletries. I have very long hair and do not want assume a hotel has decent shampoo and some have a 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner and not a decent conditioner for long hair. I love these new products by Soapbox Soaps. Their hair and body products are free from parabens, artificial colors, silicone, animal testing and ar made in the USA. The brand donates a bar of soap to someone in need with every product purchased.
Take care of your back and any other aches from long drives or crappy hotel beds with Salonpas. They have gel-patches, creams, roll-on liquids and lotions. The patches with 4% Lidocaine are my favorite. Especially since they are maximum strength.
While on your trip make sure you take lots of pictures, get a lot of rest and always have fun.