Road trips are so much fun and being organized ahead of time is key. Did you know that we often spend more money than anticipated by not having what we need with us? You can stop the overspending if you know which 3 items to pack in your car for every road trip and you will be on the road with fewer stops.
Road trips are about spending time together and getting to a destination and sharing stories along the way. The longer the road trip the more you need to pack. Without a doubt we often overpack, but we’d rather be prepared than unprepared for whatever crops up right? Meet the 3 items to pack in your car for every road trip and lavishly live life on the road out loud, because travel is fun!
HITTING THE OPEN ROAD
How do you get from point A to Point B? Do you use old fashioned maps? No way, that means pulling over, reading and navigating. Today’s tech is what makes traveling faster, easier and so much more efficient but you need to make sure that you have your tech with you.
What your car offers is one set of amenities but what the car dealerships don’t tell you is what to put in those cars for road preparedness when you drive. Let’s get ready to road trip so it can be a blast!
3 Items To Pack In Your Car For Every Road Trip
Many cars are equipped with Bluetooth and Bluetooth to make it possible to hear the directions that you plug into your smartphone GPS system throughout the car. Of course, you can always just plug in your destination and not connect to Bluetooth it’s all about how you want to hear and see your directions.
Water bottles are the savior of on-the-road travel that gets messy. Have you ever been stuck in traffic jams on the interstate? Sometimes exits are miles and miles and other times the exits are totally inaccessible due to the accident location. Interstate and highway driving can lead to frustration. Being stuck on the road for any length of time, allows thirst to kick in. Water is key to hydration and while driving and drinking water causes more pit stops these water bottles become PRICELESS if you have little boys in tow while traveling and stuck in traffic.
A filled water bottle is perfect to drink and for parents stuck on the highway with nowhere for little boys to go to the bathroom, the water bottle can be the difference between wet seats and dry seats! (oh please we have ALL been there, done that!)
Laugh as you may but do you know how many people road trip without cash in their pockets? If you are in need of a tow or help along the highway tip money is always nice for pushing things along just a bit. Some of the stops along the more remote highways do not accept credit cards or PayPal so traveler be warned. When you find some of these little side road areas that offer great ‘finds’ or treasures for your trip, credit often does not work, these are small family businesses crushing it on cash payouts, so don’t pass up your potential find!
Have a great road trip, and see you there! ~~