10 Important Road Trip Essentials

Her Adventures | Road trip essentials

Road trips are one of the best ways to see the world. But you’ve got to know what to bring on a road trip to truly get the most out of your experience. These are the 10 important road trip essentials.

Road Trip Essentials – A dope playlist

Or just anything to listen to: music, podcasts, audiobooks.

Dollar bills / loose change

Girls Who Travel | Road trip essentials

For the tolls you can’t with a credit card and the parking meters that require coins. Yes, those still exist and therefore coins are one of the important road trip essentials.

Snacks / drinks

Opt for high energy snacks like nuts, trail mix, or protein bars and, although stopping every 10 minutes to pee isn’t ideal, stay hydrated – drink water!

Navigation system

Likely you have a smart phone, but if not, break out the old GPS. Make this one of your road trip essentials.

An actual map

Girls Who Travel | Road trip essentials

We may live in a world technology but sometimes technology fails us. Your phone might die or your GPS might lose reception. Have some back up; whether it’s a store bought map or directions printed from Google

Charge cords

So that maybe your phone won’t die after all and you won’t actually have to know how to read a map


For when the sun is going down and it gets to that point below shade of the visor and starts to blind you. Don’t crash, have sunglasses to put on

Toilet paper / baby wipes / hand sanitizer

You just never know when you’re going to need it.

Pillow / blanket

For passengers, long car rides = long, glorious naps. Just don’t be a crappy co-pilot!

Spare key

Girls Who Travel | Road trip essentials

For the times you lock your keys in the car, drop them in a lake, or throw them out at a gas station. Try not to lock the spare in the car too.

Now that you know the 10 must haves for road trips, what are you waiting for! Grab your keys, the world awaits you.

Brittanie Hawkins

"Dear Future Self, you'll be glad you did" Sharing travel tips, tricks, and bucket list ticks 20 countries and counting brittanie.hawkes@gmail.com www.lemonbubbly.com

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