5 tips for the ultimate road trip packing list

When packing for a road trip, it’s important to bring those things you cannot find along the way.

1. Absolute essentials

  • First-aid kit (Band-Aids, Tylenol, Tums, ibuprofen, Benadryl)Personal medications – more than enough for your road trip
  • Fleece blanket
  • Cellphone mount (Stay safe when using GPS.)
  • Cash, including change (Bring a roll of quarters for any tolls and/or parking meters.)

2. For fun

  • AUX power adapter for music to stream through the car stereo
  • Travel games
  • Adult coloring book and some colored pencils
  • iPad with preloaded movies/TV series
  • Stamps and address book

3. When hunger strikes

  • Mini-garbage pail/plastic bags for garbage
  • Mini-cooler for drinks, as well as snacks (cheese sticks, jerky, vegetable sticks, single-serve nuts, dried fruit, apples, oranges, bananas, dry cereal, cereal bars, packets of oatmeal for a quick breakfast/snack
  • Water
  • Mini-picnic kit

4. Safety

  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Spare tire
  • Road atlas (Even if you have a GPS, you’ll inevitably lose service in some places.)
  • Copy of your own car insurance card

5. For the body

  • Chapstick
  • Hand/face lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bug spray and anti-itch lotion/cream

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