There’s nothing I love more than a summer road trip. Jumping in the car, with a boot crammed full of everything from walking boots to sun hats, and setting off to a playlist jammed full of sing-a-long tracks fills my heart with joy. Being prepared for (almost) every eventuality means I can be as spontaneous as I like and enjoy every moment. Here’s my essential road trip check list:
*1 – Nothing beats a good picnic blanket. Not just good for spontaneous feasting, but also perfect for keeping warm on a late summer’s eve. I’ve just added the gorgeous Tweedmill Polo zig-zag print waterproof-backed blanket to my collection; ideal if the ground is dewy or you are picnicking at the beach. Also loving this Plum and Ashby number.
*2 – If you’re going away for a while, eating out all the time just isn’t practical. Packing a picnic basket with basic utensils and a chopping board is great for making simple meals with delicious fare from local markets and shops. If you’re looking for on-the-go snacks, then look no further than my homemade energy bars – healthy and delicious!
*3 – Having a trusty thermos flask is a must. If you’re driving late into the night, going to an outdoor / drive-in cinema or planning on camping out, it’s the perfect aid for a warming treat. I like to fill mine with creamy hot chocolate – yum ☺
*4 – I’m always inspired by the things I least expect, so having my trusty notebooks and camera to hand means I can snap, sketch and make lists to my heart’s content. This pocket size notebook is perfect.
*5 – Music is essential for any road trip. I like to have a good mix of songs I can blast out the speakers and more mellow tracks for early mornings. Check out my Spotify playlist:
What are your must-have road trip accessories, gadgets and activities?