Top Ten Road Trip Necessities
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- A folder/large envelope holding all of your travel info -- itineraries, hotel confirmations, directions, receipts etc.) Slip it down next to the front passenger seat where you can grab it quickly.
- Water bottles: Pack a lot -- I mean a lot! -- so you can keep refilling your cooler with them as you go.
- A cooler (size left up to you): Whether you take enough food along for a lunch or dinner break or not, you should have a cooler, just in case. Fill with ice whenever you stop for the night.
- Snacks: It's good to think healthy for this category (fruit, whole grain crackers, nuts) , but it is so nice to be able to crack open a Snickers or other chocolate bar when you are feeling sleepy while still driving in the afternoon.
- First aid kit for people/car emergency kit for vehicle: Windshield washer fluid/oil/antifreeze/gallon of water for radiator: These are basics that should be in your car when you pull out of the driveway for a long trip.
- Antiseptic wipes: Because you will most likely be using the public facilities on your trip. having extra wipes to clean your hands (again) are a great idea.
- Sunscreen/sunglasses/blankets/hats/gloves: Depending on the time of year you are traveling, you should have all of these in your car.
- iPod/CDs/books on tape/movies to watch in the car/games: Entertainment is critical while driving, especially if you have little ones with you.
- GPS system/maps: Even if you have a good GPS system, back it up with an old-fashioned map. As we like to say, sometimes a GPS system needs a "sanity check" to make sure it isn't leading you to places unknown.
- Lots of plastic bags for different purposes: For trash, opened snack containers, to fill with ice at hotels and place in the cooler, to hold dirty laundry.
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