I’m sat here eating some Jacobs cracker crisps and totally trying to convince myself that I’ll get back on the diet tomorrow when I’ve gotten over feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus, because ya know driving home from Elgin (Scotland) to Lincoln in one day was totally a good idea right? I totally wouldn’t have managed it without some serious road trip essentials with me!
After such a mammoth road trip I figured it would be good to share what I took with me for the drive to you know keep me sane when I eventually got my rather large ass home.
Well just because obvs! I actually used the one on my phone this time and it was a little life saver – except for the part where I and the sat nav had a little breakdown over the A1 south bound being closed for the night! Delightful!
- Portable Phone Charger and Car Charger
Yep I’m mega paranoid about running out of battery, but by the time I’ve run the sat nav and taken photos along the way (stopping obviously) I’m usually down to about 2% battery with 90% of the way left to go.
I bought a portable battery charger especially for this trip and it seemed to to a damn good job – well ya know it charged my phone and all that so I’m taking that as a win!
Jacobs cracker crisps are my new fave I polished off several bags. Popcorn was also a winner too.
Ok so my car isn’t one of those new fangled ones and I actually still have a CD player. I made 5 CD’s with all kinds of music on them and by the end of the journey I was more than ready to throw them out of the window. I would have literally gone crazy without them though so there’s that.
I drink so much water anyway but find that being in the car makes me need more. It might be the air con, it might be the concentrating….who knows. Either way I make sure I’ve got enough with me and then I plan stops at all the service stations for the bathrooms. Who needs to get anywhere fast anyway?
Not going to lie I actually have three pairs in my car! Just to make sure they match any outfit.
A road trip just isn’t a road trip without a cheeky Starbucks stop or in this case 5! I even researched where the services are with a Starbucks en route! Yep just call me sad.
What are your road trip essentials?