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

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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!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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