Things to pack on a Road Trip


Hi all and welcome back to my vehicles blog.  Hailing from the UK the idea of going on a road trip normally means piling into my friends car and travelling for one or two hours out of London.  Nothing to arduous and nothing too far so you don’t really need to bring anything with you.  However this summer I travelled across Canada with my boyfriend, who is Canadian, and we embarked on plenty of road trips, and as someone not used to what an actual ‘road trip’ entails I was not fully prepared.  I had bought with me a couple of items which were useful when travelling through South East Asia, but I was not ready for the length of the driving and having to be more actively involved in the planning and preparation.


The first thing we did before embarking on the first road trip was to make sure the car was road worthy and that there wasn’t going to be any nasty surprises along the way.  I wasn’t too involved in this process as I can’t drive, and thus have no idea really what warrants a pre road trip check up.  My main job was making sure we had everything packed and ready to leave and that we had the car packed up with everything we were likely to need.


Things to buy/pack if you’re going on a long road trip!


Phone holder

One of the first things we bought for the trip was a phone holder.  We already had a phone charging unit for the car but needed somewhere to hold the phone so that we could use it as a Sat Nav device as well as being able to play music off it and charge it.  We looked in lots of shops and it turns out they can be ridiculously expensive to buy if you have to visit a store.  Luckily we had a couple of days before we were heading out so I looked online and found some great deals from which if you haven’t already heard of it is a great online classified ads website specialising in used or second hand items.  


Music or Audiobooks or Podcasts

I’m a big fan of listening to music on a long car journey, whereas my partner prefers listening to audiobooks or podcasts, we compromised by switching it up every few hours.  If you like listening to music I love Spotify and I pay for the premium account which means you can create playlists and download them onto your device to listen to offline.  For audiobooks audible is pretty great as it remembers where you left off and you can buy different packages which allow you to download a certain number of books each month.  And for Podcasts theres so many available for free from the App store.


Car food

If you’re anything like me you will get incredibly hungry on a long road trip, and it can be pretty bad on your waistline and pocket if you have to stop off and buy food along the way.  The best way to get around this is by bringing along snack with you, especially crumb free snacks as if you’re on a long road trip you won’t be able to clean your car as regularly as it might need and you don’t want to be surrounded by chip crumbs! Carrots and Cucumber fingers work great, and if you have a freezer bag bringing some hummus and tzatzki helps to liven the food up.  Just remember that if you’re the non-driver it’s your job to do the feeding!


Paper products

You will absolutely need to bring paper towels, baby wipes, tissues and garbage bags with you. If you have space tying  garbage bag behind the driver seat works great, as it leaves the front passenger with easy access to throw items away, and baby wipes help to mop up any spills or clean ups you will inevitably find!


First Aid Kit

There’s nothing worse than finding yourself with some cut or ailment on a long journey without anything to clean it up or bandage it with.  I recommend making sure that you have a large first aid kit in the trunk as well as a small first aid kit under the passenger seat with plasters, a bandage, pain relievers, anti bacterial wipes and motion sickness tablets.  


Other things worth bringing along:

Travel Games

Emergency Kit

Spare Clothes

Frisbee or Ball


And finally..

Spare Car Keys!

You do not want to find yourself locked out without anyway back in your car and the nearest town or city miles away.  Always bring a spare pair of keys and keep them on you at all times.


Alternatively, buy a campervan and pack it to the brim with household items so you’ll never find yourself in need of any item!


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