Road Trip Packing List Essentials
First, every successful road trip includes a paper map like this.
Smartphone apps like Google Maps and Maps.me are great, but when you lose service in remote places, the ability to get step-by-step directions disappears, too. Absolutely use the apps, but have a paper map, too.
Get a map with roads, landmarks, and information for an entire region instead of just 1 area. It’s perfect for those spontaneous whims along the way!
Second, it’s important to bring a First Aid Kit.
Road Trip Essentials
Besides these road trip basics and whether your trip is long or short, solo or as a family, you’ll want to also have these things in the car.
Car Phone Charger
Power Inverter…with AC outlets and USB ports
Hands-Free Phone Mount…safety + easy to see Google Maps for navigation
Garbage Bag…or a car garbage bin that doesn’t just collect trash
Roll of Toilet Paper