ROAD TRIP PACKING GUIDE
We believe that just like a tumbleweed, you should stand up, stand out, but never stand still. Going on a road trip is a good embodiment of this philosophy. There’s nothing quite like going on a trip with family or friends, having an open road ahead of you, and knowing that the day is brimming with the possibility of adventure. To ensure that you have the best and safest road trip, we have created a list of 9 road-tripping essentials you should take with you on your next adventure!
Before hitting the road, check to make sure that you have a spare tire that is in working condition as well as the tools needed to change a tire. You never know how things will go and you don’t want to end up stuck in a remote area waiting for hours for AAA or another company to arrive to help you change a tire.
While driving along and randomly choosing where to go without a set destination in mind is one way to do a road trip, odds are that though you may wander a bit, there is a place that you hope to arrive at. To keep yourself on the right path, download a Maps App that works even when offline such as Waze and consider packing a physical map as well.
Roll the windows down, turn up the volume, and sing your favorite songs with your crew. Make sure to download your playlists before embarking on your trip or when you have wifi. You don’t want to use up all your data, or worse, not be able to access your great collection of music while you are on the road with no signal. Check out the Tumbleweed Radio playlist.
Protect your skin while enjoying the sun’s rays. Applying sunscreen regularly doesn’t take too long and it will give you the peace of mind of going wherever the adventure leads you without worrying about getting a sunburn. Trust us, your future self will thank you.
It’s common to get a bit hungry between meals so make sure to stock up on your favorite (and easily portable) snacks before your trip begins! Some popular snacks for the road are beef jerky, Kind Bars, trail mix, hard-boiled eggs, grapes, and popcorn.
6.-REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE:
Making sure to carry a reusable water bottle with you and to fill it up when at gas stations or other stops on the road is both environmentally friendly and a super convenient way to ensure that you stay well hydrated. A durable and long-lasting choice for the road is a Klean Kanteen water bottle. Keeping an extra gallon or two of water in the car is also a good idea just in case.
7.-DURABLE LEATHER BOOTS:
A durable, comfortable pair of boots makes all of the difference when you’re on the road. Due to limited space in your car, having a stylish and versatile pair of leather boots that you can wear with everything is the way to go. A couple of our favorites are Caleb, Jayden, Wyatt, Dylan for him and Hailey, Liliana, Stella, Natalie for her.
8.-FIRST AID KIT:
It is good to always have first aid kit in your car in case you or one of your passengers gets a small injury. There are many small portable ones that you can buy so there’s really no reason not to be prepared.
9.-A GOOD BOOK:
Reading a book while on the road is a good way to pass the time. It is also nice to have something to read when you stop somewhere along the road. Picture yourself reading a book at the top of a hill or mountain after a successful day hike. Now that is a great day. If you’re looking for a good book to read next we recommend using Goodreads.