Road Trip Must-Haves

Going on a road trip? The team at Smart Wheels has a list of must-have items you won’t want to forget. Being on the road for long periods of time can be exhausting, but if you follow this list your travel experience will be less stressful and you’ll be able to focus on the fun.

Personal Safety Items

Maybe the most important things to bring along on a road trip are the things you hope to never need but certainly don’t want to be stuck without. Here are some items that can really save a bad situation from getting worse:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Emergency call list

Cash Money

Credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay are all incredibly convenient. Emergencies, however, may call for cash, and ATMs aren’t always easy to find.

Back-up Map

You might think a paper map is a thing of the past because everyone carries a smartphone now. But if you happen to pass through an area with bad service, you can find yourself in a tough situation. A physical map can really come in handy if you find yourself in a pinch.

Power Chargers

None of us want our device’s battery to die while exploring the island. Therefore, it is very important to invest in a power bank that will never let your device run out of charge while you are on the move.

Snacks and Entertainment

Lastly, let’s not forget food and fun! It’s a great idea to stock up on some easy-to-eat snacks and drinks so that you’ll only need to stop for full meals. A trash bag isn’t a bad idea either. As for entertainment, you can make a great music playlist, listen to audiobooks or podcasts.

And of course there’s no better way to kick off your road trip than with a rental car from Smart Wheels.



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