Getting excited for an incredible road trip with friends and family? Taking on the open road in your car is the perfect way to embark on an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone and allow you to explore new surroundings. Travel along stunning routes and take some epic pictures to document the experience. Before you leave, here are some essentials items for road trip you will probably need:
Even if you are not driving, bring your driver licence, so that you can take over when your friends get tired. Also remember to bring your car registration, book a Car MOT check online to stay safe and put your insurance documnts in your car the night before your trip to make sure that you won’t forget them. No matter if you are driving a rental car or if it is your own vehicle, pack your car manual in case you need to look up how to fix something while on the road.
Triangles, high-visibility vest, torch, etc. come in useful in emergency situations. Also very important is a first-aid kit with ibuprofen, band aids, bandages, Tylenol, scissors, cotton swabs and more. Important spare parts and tools include a spare tyre, a jack and a multi-tool which are great to fix minor issues.
Car trips often include long drives. At night you might be camping in a remote location so pack a good tablet and some books. If you’re travelling with kids (or adults that you need to be quiet while you drive), make sure there is enough entertainment to keep everyone happy. Put together a Spotify playlist, download your favourite videos and podcasts and collect enough games for the kids until you are sure that they won’t run out of options, even if you lose your Wi-Fi connection.
Tip: Pack a power inverter in case your phone runs out of battery.
On that note, a phone. You never know what can happen and if you’ll need help during a road trip. Also, it’s always useful to have google maps with you at all times.
Food and drinks:
Pack enough water and find a way to keep it ice cold if the weather is especially hot. ‘You can buy special water bottles that keep water cold for hours and it’s important to stay hydrated, especially when it’s hot. Ice packs can also come in handy, and with some cars having cooled gloveboxes, keeping normal water bottles or snacks in there can be handy if you get peckish or thirsty too’, Evans Halshaw recommends in his blog.
Snacks such as nuts are healthy, nutritious and taste good. Ration sandwiches and food to avoid having to look for a restaurant.
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