Summer is finally here at last and if you’re looking to save a bit of money but still travel, a great way to do so is to enjoy a road trip. Whether you’re packing the car for a trip with your family or you’re off with your squad, a road trip can be equally as exciting as travelling by plane. The key to a great road trip is to ensure that you have all the essentials and comforts at arms reach. Some pillows, fun entertainment, good music, and even skincare can upgrade your road trip without costing a ton of money. If you’re thinking about taking a road trip this summer, take a peek at some essentials that’ll take your roadie from 0 to 60 real fast!
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Dog Water Bottle
If you’re bringing your pup on the road with you, they obviously need to stay hydrated, too. This dog water bowl is perfect for quenching Fido’s thirst without making a mess and spilling water everywhere. It locks when not in use and you can even drain the extra water back into the water compartment.
While this organizer is made for the seatback compartment on planes, there’s no rule saying it can’t be used for folks in the backseat. Keep all your items neatly stashed away with this organizer from BEIS. It comes in black and beige and it’s got pockets for everything you’ll want at your disposal: phone, tablet, headphones, gum, and hand lotion.
Portable Mini Fridge
If you’re on the road and hate stopping for fast food, do yourself a favour and bring a portable mini fridge with you. It’ll fit perfectly in the trunk and won’t take up too much space. Plus you can pack it with healthy snacks and water bottles so they’ll stay ice cold on a hot summer’s day. If you’re bringing your beauty arsenal with you, stash your eye cream and face mists in there as well for a refreshing pick-me-up during the drive.
Memory Foam Travel Pillow
While you’ll likely have more foot room on a road trip than a plane, who said you can’t take your comfort even further? A memory foam travel pillow is just the ticket. It’s shape is perfect for supporting your head and neck and the cool touch fabric is super comfortable against the skin. Plus the shape allows for your back to keep from getting strained and the contoured top will help your headphones from being uncomfortable. It’s a win-win!
Diptyque Car Diffuser
While we’re all for that new car smell, sometimes it can get, well, stale or smelly if you’re in close proximity to others. If you’re worried about things getting stinky, it might be time to invest in a luxe car diffuser and nothing is better than Diptyque. This one attaches to your car’s ventilation grill and lasts up to three months if closed between each use. You and your fellow passengers will adore the uplifting scent of black current and rose.
Kobo Clara HD
Travelling with others is fun but sometimes it can be a bit much when you’re trapped in a car for hours on end. Remember that this is your vacay too so take a break and tune into a good book on an e-reader. This gadget can carry up to 6,000 books and it’s got OverDrive built in so you can borrow books from your local library. Plus you can easily adjust the light settings and reduce blue-light as the day goes on to limit eyestrain.