In this life, we face so many crazy-filled moments that sometimes we need a break from all of it. That is when we pack up the car and get out of town. When doing this, there are a few items we need. For me, these are the top 10 necessities that I can't leave without.
I am all for stopping to take a break if needed, but there is no shame in reaching to grab a handful of granola.
2. GPS and a basic paper map
Maps or Google Maps is a must. Especially if you have problems with directions like myself.
3. At least one CD
As old-fashioned as this sounds, there is something very eclectic about the tune of a CD.
4. A water bottle or coffee
Don't get me wrong, we should probably be drinking water, but mornings call for coffee.
5. Comfy clothes
The last thing I want to feel is not being able to breathe in too tight skinny jeans while driving 60-plus miles an hour.
6. A charger
Nothing has infinite battery life, so at some point you will need a charger.
7. Debit card/wallet
Personally, carrying anything over $40 in cash really freaks me out, so that debit card comes in handy.
8. Downloaded podcast
Sometimes the music gets too heavy, and the open road takes a toll. Then, my friends, is when the podcasts come out.
9. Some comfy shoes
Personally, I always wear house shoes or sneakers because making a four-hour trip in heels does not sound pleasant.
10. Carjack and a spare
It is always better to be safe than in the middle of a dead-zone with a blown tire. Trust me, I know enough people who have had this problem.
These are just the basics of many things one might need. If you are anything like me, over-packing comes naturally. So does making lists. When making those lists, include at least these 10 things as well as many others.