25+ road trip essentials you need this summer, plus a free printable packing checklist!
During dental school, Roger & I traveled as much as we could as a way to get out of the city, away from school, & to enjoy some time just the two of us. We were only about 3 & 1/2 hours from the beach, so we road tripped down to the Florida coast & camped on the beach or in an inexpensive hotel several times a year. We also took full advantage of his fall, spring, & summer breaks. During those 4 years we also went to D.C. once, Gatlinburg every fall, Maui (definitely flew), Orlando 3-4 times, the Florida Keys 4 times (although we flew a couple of the times), & Ohio every summer.
During those long years, people kept telling us to travel as much as we could before we have kids because it becomes a lot harder to travel once you start having kids. And we took this advice to heart. We tried to save money every way we could to travel. I can’t begin to count how many hours we spent driving, but every minute was worth it!
And now that we are free from dental school, & are still a family of 2, we are trying to travel even more often. I’m hoping that if traveling becomes second nature to us that it will make it easier when we have children & want to travel.
As the summer is just beginning & there are a lot of road trips ahead, I thought I would share with you a few, more like 37, items that are essential for a road trip this summer. The plan was to share 25 road trip items, but as you can see the list just kept growing & by the time I finished writing the list there were 37 items on the list of must-have road trip packing list.
And I’ve got 2 special things for you in this post to help you save money & time!
The first is a chance to save $.50 Now! on NEW! Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs at Walmart! & the second is a free printable packing checklist which you can find near lower in this post.
But first, be sure to visit your local Walmart & stock up on the Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs for all of your summer fun!
Because let’s be honest, keeping tissues in your car (& purse) is a must, especially if you have allergies or a tendency to spill things in your car! And since I have both I picked up 2 packs of Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs the last time I was at Walmart, one for my purse & one for my car. Although now I’m thinking I might need to run back to Walmart to grab a third Kleenex Go Anywhere Pack so I can have one handy whenever I’m riding around in Roger’s car.
I love that the Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs are refillable & can easily travel wherever the road (or sky) takes you this summer! You can find the Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs in the tissue aisle at Walmart.
1. Car & Keys
2. Kleenex Go Anywhere Packs
3. Cell Phone
4. Phone Charger
5. iPad, Tablet, or Laptop
6. Camera, Memory Card, Battery
8. Notebook & Pen
11. Movies or Netflix
13. Eye Mask
14. Travel Blanket
18. Lightweight Purse
19. RFID Wallet
20. Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
21. ID & Insurance Card
22. Passport (you never know!)
23. Vitamins & Medication
28. Comfortable Clothes
31. Hand Sanitizer
32. First Aid Kit
33. Car Emergency Kit
34. Trash Bags
35. Hair Tie
37. Map or GPS
With love, G