We know the feeling – you’re tired of being in quarantine, you’re craving a vacation – where you actually get out of the house and go somewhere! A road trip would be nice, right? But what do you need to bring? Summers coming, so a bathing suit is obvious. What else?

We created a list (just for you) of the top 10 road trip essentials to bring on your next getaway!

  1. Travel Pillow – important for sleepy passengers so no one ends up at the travel destination with a sore neck. 
  2. Sunglasses – protect your eyes from UV rays so you can focus on the road ahead.
  3. Phone Mount – for safe, handsfree navigation while driving. Did you know that 25 states have hands-free driving laws?
  4. Sunscreen – protect your skin from the sun with a 30 SPF sunscreen kit.
  5. Hat – necessary when the bright sun is beating down on you, or when the wind has your hair in a frenzy.
  6. GPS Navigation that works offline – download and have access to routes and free camping spots.
  7. Headache medication – Advil or Ibuprofen are great to rid headaches and muscle pains.
  8. Car Charger – so all your passengers have a place to charge their phones.
  9. First Aid Kit – we hope there are no injuries, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
  10. Camera – capture your road trip memories with a digital camera.

Bonus tip to maximize fun: A list of fun and engaging road trip questions to keep yourself and passengers entertained and develop a closer bond. Check out this list for ideas!