Updated March 25, 2019
Whether we are heading to see family and friends on the Sunshine Coast or driving out to Kelowna to visit our favourite wineries, there are a few road trip essentials that always make our road trip more comfortable and enjoyable.
Of course, we pack along the essentials like some tasty snacks (dried mangos are our favourite grab and go snack!), our iPod, a map and our camera. Aside from the basics, we also always pack a few items that always make for a more comfortable journey, I like to think of these as my luxury road trip essentials.
Road Trip Essentials
If I’m playing passenger for our road trip, then I’ll definitely want to toss my sandals or shoes in the back and slip into my comfy cozy slippers.
This sounds really odd but honestly if you’re in the car for the long haul, pack along some foot lotion.
My favourite is The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Lotion. Simply just put a bit of foot lotion on, tuck your feet into your slippers, and you got yourself an easy on-the-road spa treatment.
This little DIY spa treatment will ensure that by the time you arrive at your destination you’ll have beach ready feet. It’s like having a mini spa on the road!
Audio Books or Podcasts:
Rather than just listening to music on our trips we also listen to books and Podcasts.
If you get motion sickness (like I do – terribly) this is a great option rather than trying to read a book while on the road.
Plus audiobooks and podcasts will entertain both you and the driver, unlike a book.
Road Trip Essentials: Beauty Must-Haves
Facial Towelettes & Perfume
Two road trip essentials for me are facial towelettes and perfume. If I’ve been in the car for hours, I just like to be able to quickly refresh my skin with an easy facial towelette and refresh my favourite perfume.
Sunscreen is a daily beauty essential for me, and it’s an absolute must-have when we travel.
It’s easy to forget during a road trip that the sun that’s shining through your car window can burn your skin. You can still burn your skin, and you can still get sun damage.
That’s why I alway’s pack along a little sunscreen so I can quickly and easily reapply throughout the day.
Whenever I travel in the car I tend to fall asleep (not at the wheel, in the passenger seat!) so packing along a mini pillow is essential to not doing the sleepy head bob the whole trip.
Water, Water, Water
I drink a lot of water throughout my day and going anywhere without it really isn’t an option. I fill up my big water bottle and throw in a few lemons & limes to make it more of a “detox” water.
Cozy Knit Sweater or Blanket
If you plan on traveling into the night then be sure to pack along a light knit. There’s nothing worse than feeling cold and uncomfortable while you’re on a road trip!