Whether you’re hitting the road for a quick weekend getaway or the cross-country trip of a lifetime, there a few things you’ll want to have in your car. I recently took a trip to Philadelphia, and what should have been a two-hour drive ended up being nearly five, so needless to say I was glad to have some of these things on hand. Check out my list of road trip essentials and be sure to stock up before you hit the road!
A S’well Water Bottle
My S’well water bottle completely changed road trips for me. As an avid water drinker, I was always getting stuck with lukewarm or plastic tasting water after the first few hours of the trip passed me by. Also, since I’m kind of lazy, I’d end up collecting dozens of half-empty water bottles in my car, something that inspired the next item on my list as well. S’well water bottles keep my water ice cold for days. I’ll literally keep it in my car and it’ll still be good to drink after a weekend away. Also, reusable water bottles save the planet and such, so you’ll also have that reassurance that you’re doing something positive for the earth.
A Car Garbage
If you’re anything like me, you spend most of the time on car trips sucking down coffees and munching on snacks that you’ve given yourself a free pass to devour because being stuck in the car can be torturous. The worst part of any trip is having to deal with all the garbage that tends to accumulate rather quickly. Your car can start to smell pretty gnarly if you leave even a single half-eaten sandwich in there too long, especially over the summer. Something I’ve experienced on several occasions. That’s why I have a car garbage can. It keeps the stench under control and encourages me to toss the garbage out regularly since it’s already collected in one neat little bag. I’m telling you, it’s a life changer.