Road Trip Essentials with Mitsubishi Outlander

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Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel. As a child, my dad would load up the car and we would just go. My dad loved to travel and drive apparently because we would travel cross country by car with no complaints. I don't actually think I set foot on an airplane until I was a teenager.

Related: Are you road trip ready?

Mitsubishi Outlander SEL in the Valley Forge Shopping Ceter PA
Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

Automobile travel continues to change as technology evolves but the freedom of the open road remains the same. Looking out the window while driving creates an adventure all in itself. It's a great way to see the world

Mitsubishi Outlander Moonroof

1.Driver's License/Insurance

I almost feel silly saying this but let it serve as a reminder to double check because this could ruin your trip.

2.Gasoline

Unless you are lucky to drive an electric car, you should fill up the night before so you are ready to hit the road early morning if that is the plan. Electric cars of course need to be charged and you should also take note of charging spots along your route.

3.Directions

mitsubishi Outlander equipped with Apple Car Play or android Auto

Most cars now are equipped with infotainment centers that include navigation but it is no harm in having a printed copy along with using your phone. A fun activity is to use an actual map and have the kids to trace the route.

4.Snacks

A good healthy mix of snacks will not only save you money but keep you rolling. Sheetz provides us a great bang for the buck. They have something to please everyone and hot food that is delicious.

5.Garbage Bags

Use shopping bags or your tall kitchen bags but you want to make certain there is a receptacle for trash and any mishaps.

6.Reusable Cups

mitsibushi outlander cup holder with Zeta phi Beta Cup

I carry a few as staying hydrated is important. I always travel better with my favorite cup of tea and use this instead of plastic/paper cups.

7.Neck Pillow

For those times, when you can catch some ZZZs you don't want your head bobbing around leaving you a sore neck.

8.Playlist

Music makes the trip go by fast. Allow each family member to select a playlist and rotate the songs. Makes for great conversation especially when you discover that you teen likes the oldies.

9.Chargers

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Back Seat Charging

10.First Aid Kit

Accidents happen so be prepared.

11.Blankets

The driver determines the temperature setting of the car so I keep blankets that are comfortable for a long drive.

12. Car Kit

An efficient car kit will be sticked with Jumper cables and tools for an emergency repair.

13. Flash Light

You just never know.

14. Car Food

I know cars don't really eat but they do need fluids other than gas to keep running . Make certain to have extra just in case.

15. Great Attitude

A great attitude does a long way! Trips don't always go as planned so being flexible can keep everyone happy.

Did I miss anything? Let me know what's part of your road trip essential list in the comments below.

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