What to bring on a road trip
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor adventures, including road trips. Road trips are popular among all ages, all professions and all types of families because they’re an easy idea, easily customizable, and they’re just plain fun. You get to see things you wouldn’t normally see, such as sights within your own city or outside of the typical confines of your home, and you get to try new things.
You are pushed outside of your comfort zones often times, too, because you’re sharing a small space with others who may or may not have showered that day.
Either way, road trips are great learning experiences for all involved. You really learn a lot about a person and their limits and boundaries when they’re stuck next to you for an extended period of time in a small space.
However, besides making sure your vehicle is tuned up and in good condition (which we can help with in our service department), the most important part of a road trip is the journey and figuring out what to bring on a road trip.
Because we want you to make the most out of your summer, and Canada is a great place to take road trips, we wanted to give you a list of what to bring on a road trip, so you at least have a starting point when you begin packing. Be safe, but most of all, have fun this summer.
What kind of road trip doesn’t have snacks? Whether they’re healthy, like carrot sticks or frozen grapes, or they just taste good like potato chips or energy drinks, you’ve got to have some sort of nourishment because you’re sure to get hungry between stops.
Trust us. You may think, “Oh, I don’t drink a whole lot of water,” or, “I don’t like water, I’ll be fine,” at some point, you’re going to want some plain old water. Especially if you’re exploring a lot.
Men and women alike will benefit from this one. You never know what you’re going to encounter on a road trip, which is one of the beauties of taking them. We’re always on the end of it’s better to be safe than sorry, and think that in times like this, it’s important to plan for ANYTHING. Bring that extra pair of socks and underwear. You’d rather have it and not need it than not.
Cash and spare change
Whether it’s for parking meters, toll booths or a last-minute snack, it’s never a bad idea to have a few quarters available.