There is just something about planning a roadtrip that is just exhilarating. We can often spend weeks or even months planning the perfect trip with the perfect stops. Here are some road trip essentials you don’t want to leave without.
Sometimes we could be the best planners, and still forget something or two behind. Have this checklist ready for your next road trip.
Map, Maps and More Maps
You probably know exactly where you’re going, what route you’ll be taking, and what exits to look out for, but you should still bring maps along just in case you need to take a detour or want to go site seeing. You can even print custom maps online.
More than likely you will definitely be driving with a GPS unit – kudos – but don’t forget the maps. Sometimes if a GPS unit is not updates it will not detect newer roads, highways, or streets.
You may want to download weather apps, quiz apps and many more to help you not only determine your routes and activities but also keep you and your passengers entertained while out on the road.
It is highly doubted that you will be traveling in absolute silence. You want a playlist that is going to keep you awake, singing along, and having fun!
Some good songs include –
“Graceland,” by Paul Simon, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” by U2, , “Take it Easy,” by the Eagles, “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” by Natasha Bedingfield, “Interstate Love Song,” by Stone Temple Pilots, and an all-time classic, “On the Road Again,” by Willie Nelson.
No you do not want Highway to Hell – seriously – just no.