If you’re looking forward to exploring America, you’ll probably need to think about the essential items for a road trip.
A road trip across America is on a lot of people’s bucket list. The USA Summer Camp team get a lot of questions about what to take on one!
If you’re planning on doing an American road trip after Summer Camp ends, our guide to the essential items for a road trip should help.
Smartphones and SatNavs might be the king of the modern route planner, but an old-fashioned map will quickly become your best friend.
A map’s great for planning spontaneous trips as you pour over the pages or if your battery dies!
Make sure you mark off all the places you visit on the map so you’ve got a souvenir.
Imagine a road trip without music… no thanks! Before you hit the road, fill up your playlist with as many great songs as you can.
Pass the hours of drive time with some sit-down raving or calm yourself down after a long day on the road with some chill-out tunes when you’ve reached your destination.
We’d highly recommend some good ol’ Country to get in the American spirit!
Pack a pillow and a blanket if you want to get extra cosy and wake up feeling fresh at the next stop on your trip.
We can’t even explain how important a decent night’s sleep is when you’re on the road – especially when you’re driving for long periods of time.
You’ll thank us later, we promise!
Other people should 100% be on your list of essential items for a road trip! No trip would be complete without your best buddies.
You’ll need them for car karaoke moments, taking turns as a designated driver, and, of course, to make some spectacular memories with!
They also help you look less alone in group photos!