Home Life Blog: My Road Trip Grab Bag - Everything You Need For The Long Drive

May 8, 2015

My Road Trip Grab Bag - Everything You Need For The Long Drive


When I go on a road trip, I always pack a little grab bag full of entertainment items just for me!  Everything that I can use to relax in the car and get me through the long drive is packed into this little bag.  


Don't get me wrong, I love family time and the beautiful scenery out the window, but sometimes everyone just needs some alone time. 


I usually have this bag packed two weeks before the trip so I have time to look for everything and have it together.  I just simply pack it and put it aside till the day of the trip.  Here are some of the things I pack.




New Magazines

I bought these for .25 each at my local library book store!  They are last year's editions, but are brand new to me and look like they have never been touched!

Book  

I also picked this one up at the library for .50!  I think they might have made a movie out of it.

Empty Spiral Notebook

Don't you just love a brand new journal?  I do because I can fill it with new thoughts, ideas or notes from the trip.

Camera  

Pictures are a must on a road trip!  Don't forget the charger and computer cords, just in case.

Color Pens  

For when I feel extra creative!  They're fun and great for color coding things.

Scissors  

You never know when you will need them, so I take them in this plastic school supplies case.

Sticky Notes  

If I need to write a quick note or  mark my place in a book, these come in handy.

Plastic Bag  

You never know when you're going to need one!  Use them for dirty clothes, shoes, or even a trash bag when you don't have one.  I always need one on a road trip.

Important Papers  

I keep hotel booking information and other event tickets and info in a plastic sleeve.  They stay protected and together.  This will also be a good time to check up on reservations if you haven't already.

I usually also pack a puzzle book (crosswords or word search).  Also, I do still take my purse with me and that holds the usual every day items like my chapstick, money, umbrella and other daily items.  


So now it's your turn!  What do you usually pack in your road trip bag?  Find more travel tips here!




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