10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip


A Camera

Don't forget a charger for your digital camera!
Don't forget a charger for your digital camera!
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Whether you're headed to the beach or to the mountains, you'll make lots of memories on the road and see things you may not come across every day. Keep a camera handy to capture those moments, whether it's the beauty of a sunset over a small lake, farm animals resting by an old barn, a humorous sign posted near a country store, or your traveling companion biting into his first boiled peanut.

Be sure to charge up your digital camera and take along a spare battery if you have one, or take plenty of film if you prefer more traditional equipment.

If you're game for seeing some unusual sites and snapping some great shots to show your friends, be sure to check out Roadside America for information on interesting attractions like Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Va., or the green McDonald's arches in Sedona, Ariz.