In January Steve and I took a road trip from Texas to New York to visit family. We left Texas early in the morning and over 20 hours later, made it to the town we grew up in. It was quite a drive while I was in the 3rd Trimester and we had our dog with us. After over 40 hours in the car (round trip) I came up with some road trip essentials that might be helpful to you when you’re planning your next big trip.

In Car Essentials

  1. Snacks like Homemade Trail Mix, popcorn, bananas, beef jerky, granola bars
  2. Water bottles
  3. Good Music
  4. Drink Cooler
  5. Comfy Clothes
  6. Garbage Bags
  7. Road Atlas
  8. Notebook and pen
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Phone Charger
  11. AAA or insurance number

For Emergencies/ Car maintenance

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Flashlight
  3. Flares
  4. Tire-pressure gauge
  5. License and Registration
  6. Car manual
  7. Spare tire
  8. Blanket

For the Dog:

  1. Comfy familiar blanket
  2. Portable Water Dish
  3. Leash
  4. Bone/Antler/ Chew Toy

What do you bring on your road trips? Let me know in the comments!

If you’re looking for some road trip inspiration, check out this New Zealand road trip Itinerary Here.

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