Road Tip: The Essentials



I do love a good road trip. Whether it is with my best friends or with family, I just really like being on the road and heading off somewhere nice or new. So, I had the idea to make a little 'essentials' post for what to take with you on a road trip.

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The number one thing I would suggest is to make sure you have an AUX cable and a good music playlist on your phone. Music is the best way to get everyone in the car relaxed and ready for the road ahead, whether it be short or lengthy. Getting the whole car singing is a task but it's all part of the fun. The Killers' Mr Brightside is always a song that gets my friends and I shouting at the tops of our lungs!  

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Keeping on track with the music theme, it is always good to make sure you bring earbuds or headphones with you as well. You never know what songs/genres are going to come on with your friends and, more so, your family. So be prepared and make sure you have your own music with you in case you don't love what the car is listening to. But it's always good to remember that a car journey is supposed to involve everyone and it's part of the fun to listen to cringy ballads and classic rock tunes as well as every other genre! Just sing along and let yourself go!

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Another thing to remember is something sweet or minty to eat. This is a trick my granny says that she swears by. If you, or anyone else in the car, is feeling kind of sick or yucky, try eating a sweet or a mint and this should taste your palette and possibly make you feel a little bit better.

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Then, there's water. You NEED NEED NEED fluids, preferably good old plain water when you're going on any car trip. A car can quickly get warm and stuffy and there's only so much air conditioning can do. 

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Depending on the length of your journey, you might want to take a mix of light and heavy reading. So bring your favourite glossy magazines as a conversation booster so you and your friends can discuss the all important happenings of 'Kimye'. Yes, that was a joke! Or a book of some sort if the journey is a little bit longer so that you can have a little bit of time for yourself. 

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Of course, another obvious essential is sunglasses. Purely because they are a brilliant accent to any outfit and because 9 times out of 10 you'll actually need them. Even if it's raining outside! 

I think that is all for my road tripping essentials, so I hope this has helped you (even a little bit) for any journeys you're going on! Happy travels!

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