Packing for the perfect road trip

Packing for the perfect road trip: a guide

A road trip can be a great way to reconnect with old friends, enjoy some quality family time together, or have a romantic getaway that includes a fun and scenic drive. No matter what the reason for packing a few essentials and hitting the road is, it’s always a good idea to include some of the following items below to make the trip as special and stress-free as possible.

A good pair of sunglasses 

A handy pair of good sunglasses will always be a staple of the perfect road trip. Whether it’s taking in the sunset you’re chasing in your car, or that added ‘cool factor that comes with taking off on an adventure in your best clothes and favorite pair of shades, it’s an essential part of all road trip glove compartments. 

Some road snacks 

Being on the open road doesn’t mean having to put up with an empty stomach. Pack a cooler that’s filled with some delicious treats to keep you as fuelled up as your car! Coolers come in all sizes and can be used for a quick bite while parked up in a layby to having a big zip-up cooler to enjoy a picnic surrounded by beautiful scenery. 

Include a reusable drinks bottle for each person in the car. Remember to stay fed and well-hydrated on your journey to avoid feeling weary and unwell. 

A fun mixtape

Making a good mixtape or playlist depends on the reason for your trip. If it’s to visit old friends or go back home to visit family, why not put a nice old-school playlist together for that perfect combination of breathtaking road and nostalgia? Is it a drive to move home or start a new job? Keep the playlist uplifting and motivational to get you in the right mood! 

No matter what the reason for hitting the road may be, music will always make the trip a little more special. 

A first-aid kit

No one wants to assume the worst will happen on a big road trip. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for just about anything. This is a simple addition to your car that won’t take up much space, and trust us if you need it, you’ll be thankful you took the time to pack it!

Include some bandaids, antihistamines, gauze, aspirin, and some travel sickness medication just in case. The more ground your first-aid kit covers, the more you can just sit back and enjoy the trip. 

A mobile phone charger 

After a few hours of selfies and videos of the sights you’ve come across on your trip, the phone battery you’re using will run out quickly. Be sure to find a phone charger compatible with the car or a charger that doesn’t need to be plugged in. 

With all of these items packed and included in your road trip, all that’s left to do is buckle up and prepare for another wonderful adventure. In no time at all, you’ll be basking in the sights and making new memories from the comfort of your car.

Be sure to check out the other posts on our blog to get more tips and advice on how to make the most of your life 5elifestyle.

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