23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer

There are few things I enjoy more than an adventure on the open road, and since the South is calling…it’s time to road trip with my beloved! 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer is a fun look at what you may want to throw into your bag or the trunk. Are you the chill type who casually packs and thinks “I can always buy what I forget to bring?” Or are you an uber organized packer who covers all the bases and has an outfit to suit every weather possibility?

Pranayama Wrap
Pranayama Wrap, Athleta…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

I’m a light packer and one of those “I can make do with whatever I bring” types who doesn’t overthink it or become perfectionistic. I hope this list helps us both!

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23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

1. Hand Sanitizer

DoTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist - 27mL
DoTERRA Hand Sanitizer, Amazon…certainly useful indeed.

2. Small Pillow

Here’s the one I bring – and love that it is handmade and just the right size.

Vintage Grain Sack pillow
Vintage Grain Sack Pillows, SassyCatCreations on Etsy…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

3. Travel Mug

Yeti Rambler Travel mug
Yeti Rambler Travel Mug, Amazon…certainly useful indeed.
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4. Good Travel Pants

Chelsea Cargo Pant
Chelsea Cargo Pant, Athleta …certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

5. Sandals You Can Wear With Lots of Stuff

Arizona Sandal by Birkenstock&#174
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals, Athleta…certainly comfy indeed.

6. First Aid Kit

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival
First Aid Kit, Amazon…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

7. Fanny Pack

Breathable comfy fanny pack running belt for your phone, cards, and cash.
Breathable Comfy Fanny Pack Running Belt, Amazon…certainly smart to pack indeed.

8. Pain Reliever

Great price for this quantity!

Acetaminiophen
Acetaminophen, Amazon…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

9. Snack Organizer/Cooler

Igloo Cooler - 60 quart
Snack Organizer/Cooler, Amazon…certainly helpful indeed.
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10. Sunscreen

Sun Bum Unisex Clear Zinc Spf 50, Clear, 1OZ
Sun Bum Clear Zinc Sunscreen, Amazon…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

11. Organic Candies

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy 4 Flavor Variety Bundle: Blood Orange & Honey, Pomegranate & Nectarine, Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey and D'anjou Pear & Cinnamon, 2 Oz. Ea
Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy, Amazon…certainly yummy indeed.

12. Argan Oil for Your Hair

Sun Bum Revitalizing Coconut Argan Oil - Hair Conditioning Treatment - Hydrating - Frizz Control - Paraben Free - Gluten Free - Vegan - 3 oz Pump Bottle - 1 Count
Revitalizing Coconut Argan Oil for Hair, Amazon…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!

13. Turkish Beach Towel

Turkish beach blanket or towel
Beach Towel/Blanket, Amazon…certainly comfy indeed.
Turiskish beach towel or blanket is a perfect little throw for summer at the beach, in the car, and for travel.
Turkish Beach Towel/Blanket Amazon…certainly comfy indeed. 23 Smart Things to Pack for a Road Trip This Summer in Case You’re Ready to Hit the Road!
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14. Travel Size Hair Products

Sun Bum Hair Tripper, Hair Care Travel Size Kit, Includes 1 Travel Size bottle of Shampoo, Conditioner, Dry Shampoo, 3 in 1 Leave in Conditioner Spray and Comb, TSA Approved, 1 Count, One Size, Yellow
Sun Bum Hair Tripper Travel Size Products, Amazon…certainly convenient indeed.

15. Phone Charger

16. Organic Fruit Chews

17. Yummiest Lip Balm

Sun Bum SPF30 Lip Balm Banana, Coconut, Mango, Lime 4 Pack
Sun Bum Lip Balms (Coconut ,Mango, Banana, Lime), Amazon

18. Extra Undies

Incognita High Waisted Brief
Undies, Athleta

19. Swiss Army Knife

20. Inexpensive Sunglasses

21. Good Quality Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Flash Mirrored Sunglasses, Matte Gold/Polarized Green Flash, 58 mm
Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, Amazon
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22. Refillable Water Bottle

23. Place to Stash the Trash

Make sure you see this recent fashion over 50 post with casual, cute, and comfy finds.

Road Trip Drama

Have a favorite ‘road trip’ film? I enjoyed the characters and the imperfect love between them in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. There was a dramatic moment that happened on the road…(some strong language at the end)

and who could forget:

or this:

I used to go see live comedy downtown Chicago in the ’80s where Bonnie Hunt (actress in clip above) got her start – she was brilliant, sassy, and hilarious!

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Happy trails!

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing