Road Trip

10 Things to Take on Your Summer Road Trip

It’s summer road trip time. Before you hit the highways, get ready to go with these must-haves for spending hours in the car. Happy driving!

Waze App

road-trip-what-to-pack-waze-appGet real-time traffic alerts from other drivers. You’ll see icons on the app for everything road related, from traffic jams to speed traps.

GasBuddy App

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Find the best places — and prices — to fill up your gas tank. Pro tip: pack a prepaid gas card in your wallet.

Phone Mount

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Put your phone on the dash so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your focus on the road.

Emergency Kit

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Be prepared with jumper cables, a tire jack, flashlight and flares. A first aid kit is a good idea, too.

Cooler

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Don’t get hangry on the road. Pack a cooler loaded with water and snacks, like apples, nuts and protein bars.

Travel Mug

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Stay hydrated —or caffeinated — for the drive. Bonus points if you bring a spill proof mug.

Cargo Box

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If storage is an issue, move your luggage to the roof and use a backpack for the essentials that you need in the car.

Music Playlists

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Scenery will only keep you entertained for so long. Put together your perfect playlist and listen to your favorite tunes or podcasts on the drive.

Movies & Books

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Pack movies for the kids — and books, too, in all versions: audio, digital and paperback. No more “are we there yet?”

USB Car Charger

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Keep all your devices fully powered while you explore the open road.