10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip


Toiletries and Other Essentials

Make sure your car is stocked with some easy-to-reach toiletries, such as tissues, paper towels, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer and a roll of toilet paper, in case the rest stop isn't well-stocked. Take any prescription medicines you need, as well as basics like pain relievers, antacids and remedies for motion sickness.

Sunglasses are also a road trip must. Don't forget to apply and reapply sunscreen during your trip to prevent sunburn.

It's also a good idea to include a basic first aid kit with a few essentials, such as antiseptic and band-aids for minor cuts, cortisone cream for insect bites, and bandages for unexpected cuts and scrapes.