One: Spill proof travel mug. These travel mugs are virtually spill proof, just push a little button every time you take a sip.
Two: Driving can get messy. Little resealable packs of baby wipes keep well in the car and multi task at cleaning up after food or taking off your make up off. Yes, I take baby wipes everywhere. Plus it’s really irritating to have dry lips and nothing you can do about it. A lip balm like this with you keeps that at bay and no messy fingers.
Three: Water bottle – this is tried and tested and doesn’t spill. We try to pack a bit of a picnic when we’re on a journey to save some money and stop us eating service station junk food.
Four: Comfortable neck pillow and cosy blanket. If you’re lucky enough to have someone else driving on your road trip, then having a blanket and pillows makes getting some rest much more comfortable. This pillow can be turned around to the front to stop your head dropping forwards as you doze off. No more ‘Urgh where am I?!’ moments.
Five: Phone – having a variety of music options can help to keep boredom at bay, particularly as your mood can change on a really long drive. The radio can get you so far but playlists on Spotify and your favourite podcasts give you more options – who doesn’t want hours and hours of ‘Welcome to Nightvale’!?