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10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip

A Road-worthy Playlist

Don't forget to take your favorite tunes along for the ride. An iPod playlist or CD collection works wonders in making the trip more enjoyable, especially if you're traveling through an area where radio signals might be sketchy. Be sure to carry along a mix of tunes that cover every mood, from upbeat to introspective, to make the most of your trip.

Some tried-and-true songs for the road: "Graceland," by Paul Simon, "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," by U2, , "Take it Easy," by the Eagles, "Pocket Full of Sunshine," by Natasha Bedingfield, "Interstate Love Song," by Stone Temple Pilots, and an all-time classic, "On the Road Again," by Willie Nelson.