Planning a summer roadtrip? Hopping in the car and setting off on a long journey is exciting but is 100 times better if you have the right equipment. That being said, here are five essential items to add to your packing checklist:
A roadtrip wouldn’t be the same without having an awesome camera on hand. Many are partial to a GoPro, to capture high quality video and photos with a built-in wide lens. But even if it means just bringing your iPhone, be sure your camera can snap great photos for memories.
First Aid Kit
You’ll want to be prepared in case of an emergency. By carrying the basic necessities, you’ll be ready to tackle any injuries or illnesses that come your way. Consider packing the following items in your DIY first aid kit:
-Blister and insect ointment
Save money on food by bringing a cooler along for the ride. Pack it with ice whenever you leave a hotel and store food in there when you want to keep it cold. We guarantee, it’ll save you a whole lot of money on buying drinks and snacks on the road.
In the event that you wind up in a desolated area along your journey or every motel in the area is booked up, a sleeping bag can come in handy. Sleeping bags provide an inexpensive and lightweight solution for sleeping no matter where you wind up along the road.
Pen & Journal
No great roadtrip would be complete without jotting down the little moments. What song were you listening to on the radio? Where did you meet someone from the same town? Which was your favorite location? Did you find a good place to eat? Reading back on these memories afterwards makes for a great story to tell and a reminder that you might want to return in the future.
If along your journey, you decide to visit Pacific Grove and the Monterey area of California, be sure to stop by Butterfly Grove Inn! We are located right along the beautiful California coast and are ready to make your stay at Pacific Grove a pleasant (and cozy) one! To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.