What to Take on a Road Trip

What to Take on a Road Trip

Preparing for a road trip requires careful planning to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to take on a road trip to make it memorable and stress-free.

Essential documents and cash

Before hitting the road, make sure you have all the necessary documents and some cash on hand.

  • Driver’s licence and car registration
  • Car insurance papers
  • Roadside assistance contact information
  • Map or GPS device
  • Cash and cards for tolls, parking, and emergencies

Comfortable clothing and gear

Pack clothes that will keep you comfortable throughout the trip.

  • Layered clothing to adapt to changing weather
  • Comfortable shoes for driving and walking
  • Sunglasses and a hat to protect against the sun
  • Raincoat or umbrella for unexpected weather changes
  • Travel pillow and blanket for comfort during long drives

Food and drinks

Having snacks and drinks readily available can save time and money on the road.

  • Non-perishable snacks like nuts, granola bars, and dried fruit
  • Cooler with drinks and perishable food items
  • Reusable water bottles to stay hydrated
  • Portable coffee maker or instant coffee for quick caffeine fixes
  • Cutlery, napkins, and wet wipes for easy clean-up

Safety and first aid

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial on a road trip.

  • First aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any necessary medications
  • Roadside emergency kit including jumper cables, a spare tyre, and tools
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Reflective triangles or flares for visibility in case of breakdowns
  • Blanket and warm clothing in case of cold weather emergencies

Entertainment and tech

Keep everyone entertained and connected during the journey.

  • Mobile phones and chargers
  • Portable power bank to keep devices charged
  • Tablet or e-reader loaded with books, movies, and games
  • Portable speakers for music and podcasts
  • Travel games and cards to keep passengers entertained

Hygiene and personal care

Stay fresh and clean throughout the trip with these essentials.

  • Toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and soap
  • Hand sanitiser and disinfecting wipes
  • Tissues and toilet paper for unexpected stops
  • Travel-sized laundry detergent for washing clothes on the go
  • Trash bags to keep the car tidy

Navigation and travel guides

Having the right tools to navigate and explore can enhance your road trip experience.

  • Printed maps or a reliable GPS device
  • Travel guides or apps for finding attractions, restaurants, and accommodations
  • Notepad and pen for jotting down notes or directions
  • Camera or smartphone with a good camera to capture memories

Comfort and convenience

These items can add a touch of convenience and comfort to your road trip.

  • Travel mugs for hot drinks
  • Reusable shopping bags for purchases along the way
  • Sunshade for the car to keep it cool
  • Seat cushions or back supports for added comfort
  • Travel organiser to keep all essentials easily accessible

A successful road trip requires thorough preparation. By packing these essentials, you’ll be ready for any situation and can focus on enjoying the journey. Safe travels!

What to Take on a Road Trip

Final thoughts on what to take on a road trip

Now you know what to take on a road trip,  you’re going to need a place to rest your head after all of the excitement. Look no further than the charming Historic Arnott Bakehouse which has so many stories to tell within its walls.

Our iconic boutique accommodation is so rich in Aussie history and nostalgia, and we also host sourdough baking classes in the birthplace of Arnott’s Biscuits that may be of interest.

Couples are sure to feel right at home in our Monte Carlo Penthouse, which is the perfect retreat and you’ll be a short walk from a range of beautiful cafes and restaurants. Alternatively, why not bring the entire family with our Family Assorted option? Reach out to the friendly hosts with any questions, or if you’re ready to lock it in, book now.

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