Packing for the perfect road trip

With summer around the corner, it is time to start planning for that epic road trip. With wide open expanses of open highway, a total sense of freedom, awesome tunes, an epic adventure at your fingertips… the road trip is an iconic travel experience that carry a lifetime of memories!
Here are some tips for packing for a summer road trip to enhance your experience and reduce your stress:
  1. First figure out the number of days you have and the region you want to explore. Always plan for 25-50% more time for those cool side excursions you find along the way. Part of a road trip is finding you own experience.
  2. Decide who is invited and everyone has space. Remember to create space for your furry friend too.
  3. Next, make a list of all the things you'll need for your trip, such as clothing, toiletries, and any gear or equipment you'll need.
  4. Pack light, but don't forget the essentials. Bring a few versatile outfits that can be mixed and matched, and don't forget to pack comfortable shoes.
  5. Bring a cooler with snacks and drinks to save money and avoid unhealthy fast food on the road.
    1. We recommend a small soft cooler for in the car to save space and have tasty treats at hand.
    2. And, a larger hard cooler for the back of the car, such as a YETI, RTIC, Goatbox, or Pelican, the Sloggn Base Deck and Cooler Kit is a great choice to clear ups space and have easy access. (sorry for the shameless self promotion)
  6. Bring a first-aid kit and any necessary medications.
  7. Don't forget entertainment for the car, such as books, an epic roadtrip play list, movies and games.
  8. Pack an extra cable or two for electronics
  9. Pack a swimsuit and towel, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent.
  10. If you're camping or staying in hotels, bring appropriate gear such as a tent, sleeping bag, or toiletries.
  11. Finally, make sure to leave some extra space in your luggage for any souvenirs or items you might pick up along the way.
Have fun, be safe and bring on the adventure!

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