So you’re planning a road trip but you’re just not sure about what you should bring along. Of course there’s the usual luggage with your clothes and necessities, but a long trip in a car is nothing like one on a plane. Lucky for you, we put together this checklist just so you don’t have to be cold, bored or hungry on your next excursion across the country.
Even if you’re traveling with the best conversationalists around, there’s going to be a good amount of quiet time on any road trip. Don’t get caught without music during those times of both radio and human silence, make sure to prepare a few playlists ahead of time. And if your car isn’t Bluetooth/auxiliary enabled, no worries, these transmitters have got you covered!
It really doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone enjoys playing a good game. If your road trip consists of more than three people (for safety reasons we’re excluding the driver) you should definitely bring along a game or two to keep things interesting. After all, the license plate game will only get you so far. (Warning: This particular card game is not suitable for everyone and is DEFINITELY not for children.)
So of course no one needs to be told that snacks are an absolute staple when you’re going to be in the car for long periods of time. But don’t be like everyone else and miss an opportunity to shake things up. Try some out of the ordinary snacks next time to make your time between meals more entertaining.
Blanket / Pillow Seats
Nothing can make a person grumpier than when they’re either too hot or too cold. One downside to road trips is, there’s just no opportunity for this to happen quite like being stuck in a car with a group of other people. So even if you’re not a car-sleeper, make sure you grab yourself a blanket and pillow set for your next trip, you’ll be happy you did.
If you’ve never tried your hand geocaching then you’re definitely missing out. Especially if you’re traveling you HAVE to add this to the itinerary. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not quite sure where to start, a simple search of “*your destination + geocache” will tell you exactly what you need to know. Just make sure you have items to swap out when you finally find your treasure box.