I’ll be going on a 12 hour road trip to the states soon. So, I’ve decided to compile a list of my top road trip essentials!!
1. Have a good sleep before hitting the road – This especially goes out to the drivers/co-drivers. No matter what time you’re leaving be sure to have a good sleep and feel rested before driving. Especially if you’ll be driving for numerous of hours.
4. Things that will keep you entertained – Books are always great to bring when you want to keep yourself busy instead of counting down the time you have left before reaching your destination. If reading isn’t your thing, you can bring a word search, Sudoku, crossword puzzle, etc. to keep your mind thinking. If you’re the artsy type, bring a colouring book with you. I know there are some people, who just can’t focus on a book or any reading material because it makes them nauseous. Maybe you can play “I Spy” or there are plenty of apps that can people you or the whole car entertained.
5. Maps (and I mean the paper maps that you can actually hold) – This may be old school to some. Or some of you maybe have never used an actual map. However, you can’t always count on your GPS. I recommend to also bring a map of where you’re going or a map that you printed from online with directions.
6. Bring a Camera – If you’re going to a place you’ve never been before, it’s always great to capture those memories. I always find that if the adventure going to the destination is just as fun. Be sure to capture the moments if you have with your family and friends and enjoy!
What do you think of this list? Am I missing anything?