One of the biggest questions we get when we tell people about our plan to hit all 50 states via road trip with the kids is …. how do you pack, what do you bring with you? What are your road trip essentials?! I thought I would share some things below that we can’t live without when we travel. This summer we’re hitting 9, new states and revisiting some of our favorites from last year (Colorado, Utah).
I feel like we’re so much more prepared after doing all the trips before to know how to pack to minimize how much we need to cart into the hotel every night, and how to anticipate our food/snack needs on the road. In the past we did a lot of fast food for lunch, which we hated, but we never wanted to stop for a long time to eat. This year, we keep a stock of fresh lunch meats, cheese, bread, chips and fruit so we can make lunch in the car as we go. “Meal on Wheels” as we call it.
If you’re planning a road trip, be sure to check out some of the items we couldn’t live without!
Have you gone on a road trip? What are some of your must haves?