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As soon as warm weather hits, we pack our bags and go on a road trip. It’s our favorite thing to do even if just for a weekend escape. We love going around, exploring new places. We would bring our bikes, or try out new water sports and activities. With so much to do and explore, sometimes aches and pains are unavoidable. But that shouldn’t stop us, right? We make sure we are well rested prior to the trip. Plus, we always take with us medicines like TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain. That’s why I thought, why not share with you the other things we usually bring? Want to know what’s in our road trip bag?
What’s a Road Trip Bag?
First, “What’s a road trip bag?“, you might ask. It’s different from your luggage or weekender bag that has your clothes, shoes, and toiletries. This is also different from a car toolkit. It’s what I dubbed the bag we take each and every time we go on a road trip. It’s the bag that has all the essentials you’ll ever need when traveling by land. I usually use an open or zippered tote to fill with snacks, first aid kit, and other necessities. This bag has to be easily accessible while in the car. Let me show you what our road trip bag looks like.
What’s In Our Road Trip Bag?
- First things first, we have a first aid kit!
While we keep a first aid kit in the car year-round, when we’re traveling, we add in our vitamins and commonly used medicines like this TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain. They come in handy when you have outdoor activities in your itinerary. Trust me. The Husband knows after wiping out one time. Hah! It helps with temporarily relieving minor aches and pains from muscular aches. It also helps with my cramps when Aunt Flo comes to visit.
We get ours at Target. And if you like to save some moolah, there’s a gift card offer at Target for $5 when you buy 2 of any of these: Extra Strength TYLENOL® 100 ct or 225 ct, TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain 100 ct, OR the Extra Strength TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels 100 ct or 225 ct.
- Of course, you’ll need sustenance like snacks and drinks!
While in the car, snacks keep us awake especially when we’re taking long drives. Plus, there are times when you’ll pass by areas without any establishments. So it’s good to have snacks and drinks handy when you get hungry. Nuts and bananas are easy and filling. And let’s not forget our fur-baby’s treats too! As for the drinks, we bring our own water bottles with us in our road trip bag. But if it’s a really long drive, we also bring a separate cooler filled with bottled water for the ride.
- Things to clean up the mess!
I’m always ready in case we get any mini accidents like spills or need to keep away wrappers and other trash. A small towel, a roll of either paper towels or toilet paper, and wipes are musts. I also have a pineapple hand gel in the bag. And of course, used grocery plastic bags that I reuse as a trash bag are also neatly folded and placed in the pocket compartment of my road trip bag. They’ll come in handy not just for trash, but also for keeping items that have gotten wet.
- Cables and Chargers
When you’re going on a road trip, especially the really long drives, you have to make sure your phones and electronic gadgets are fully charged. Make sure to put the cables, chargers, and power banks in your road trip bag. That way, you won’t have to dig through clothes and accessories in your luggage. Also, if you have a kid that needs entertaining (aka: gets bored easily and will throw a fit without distraction), I’m sure you know how important those chargers are! I also put a small flashlight in there and sometimes a pair of scissors.
Going on a road trip soon? Let me know where you are headed and make sure to pin the image below to know what to bring on your next travel. Also, we’re planning our upcoming trips. Do you have any suggestions where we should go next? Leave me a comment below.
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