23 November

6 Road Trip Essentials #trulytropicalvibes

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It’s almost summer holiday time, which means it’s the perfect time for a road trip! Make sure your summer road trip is a memorable one, by checking out these six road trip essentials. So grab a map and some friends, and hit the road!

Maps & Travel Apps

Smartphones and tablets have been a heaven-sent when it comes to getting around, with map apps galore ensuring you arrive safely and on time, no matter where you’re headed. But while technology is great, it also takes the fun out of planning your trip on a traditional map. So go grab a road map or map book at your nearest travel store and start planning the old-school way.

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Road Trip Playlist

Music is key to any car journey, making a road trip playlist one of the most essential items of the trip. While you and your friends are as tight as peas in a pod, you music tastes might not always agree, so make sure you get everyone to contribute 10 songs to the playlist for a sing-a-long affair.

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Get snacking

Driving long distance can be a hungry business, so make sure you pack some healthy, mess-free snacks to keep the rumbling at bay. It’s also very important to stay hydrated during your trip, especially in the heat of summer, so pack a couple of bottles of water and soft drinks to quench the thirst.

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Dress for the occasion

Making sure you’re dressed for the road is important to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. Swop the heels for flip-flops, shirt for comfy shorts, and that designer top for a comfy crop top or tee. Not only will your outfit make you feel great and relaxed during the trip, but you won’t look like you just fell out of bed when you get to the other side. Don’t forget your bikini – the holiday basic.

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Best friends

The best part of a road trip is sharing an adventure with your besties. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your friends, have a laugh and make the hours on the road fly by. If you’re driving long distance, take turns at the wheel to ensure the driver is always alert and safe.

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Freshen up

Carry a small bag with essentials such as tissues, loo paper, hand sanitiser, facial wipes and a small can of deodorant to keep you covered. It’s also a good idea to pack some medicine basics. Most importantly – don’t forget to keep the sunscreen handy.

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