Road trips are great at any time of the year. Who needs to wait for summer? I just took a road trip to Florida, being from Rhode Island (way up north) that means I survived 22 hours in a car each way. Now, while road trips can be a fun time, it can be miserable if you aren't properly prepared. From my experience, I have compiled a list of all the best things to make your road trip the ULTIMATE road trip! Get packing, pick a place, and be on your way!
1. Driving music
You can't sit for hours on end without having some good music. Get ideas from everyone who's going, and put together an awesome playlist for the trip!
2. Car snacks
Whoever heard of a trip without snacks? Stock up on chips, chocolate, granola bars, and anything else that you might need. You never know when a craving for goldfish might hit!
The placement of the sun can sometimes be very inconvenient (i.e. when it is on the horizon JUST below the visor). Be sure to keep a pair of sunglasses in the car for those times!
I'm not the kind of person who gets carsick, so I have to bring a few books with me. If you can't read in a car without getting sick, try downloading an audiobook or borrowing one from the library.
It's always good to keep some medicine on hand for those who do get carsick. Make sure it's in a place you can easily reach it too!
When you're trying to get one of those midday naps in, you need a pillow to protect your neck!
Sometimes you need to block out the sounds of the car. Be sure to pack your headphones just in case!
8. Chargers for your devices
No one wants to run out of battery on a long trip. Make sure you have the cords and plugs that you need before heading out!
Don't let your nose suffer on drive-thru napkins! Get a box and keep it in the car instead!
10. First Aid Kit
Safety first! It's good to have something on hand in case any minor injuries should arise.
Be sure you have enough water, caffeine, or whatever beverage you like. Just make sure you take frequent bathroom breaks for all passengers in the car!