Summer Road Trip Checklist: What You Need

Daytime outings, spontaneous road trips, dream vacations.Whatever you have planned for this summer be sure you’re packing the necessities. What are the necessities, you ask? Let’s take a look!

summer road trip checklist: what you need

Your Beauty / Touch-Up Needs

beauty bag necessities

You don’t need to keep your overloaded makeup bag at arm’s length, instead, keep a smaller bag with these beauty necessities in your purse.

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Deodorant wipes and/or spray
  • Lip gloss
  • Oil absorbing sheets
  • Folding brush/mirror combo
  • Travel size perfume/body spray
  • Baby wipes
  • Listerine strips
  • Dry shampoo
  • Lotion

EO offers certified organic, travel-ready products at excellent prices. Keep yourself fresh with their certified organic deodorant sprays that come in lavender, citrus, vetiver, and tea tree scents. They are excellent for neutralizing and getting rid of unpleasant body odors that can happen when you’re in a stuffy car or plane. Since they don’t have aluminum salts, propylene glycol, zinc salts, or triclosan, they can be used safely multiple times per day. Price: $6.99

eo products

Even handier are the Certified Organic Deodorant Wipes in bright Tea Tree and timeless Lavender. They are Individually wrapped wipes that make it easy to stay fresh, anywhere! These wipes can be carried in your purse, backpack, or yoga bag, so you’ll always be prepared for those unexpected sweaty moments. EO Deodorant Wipes are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.Price: $.69 each; $16.56/24 ct.

EO 3-in-1 Lotion is made with a blend of Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Rice Proteins and aroma therapeutic essential oils to brighten your mood and leave you lightly scented. The signature EO® Organic Herbal Blend of Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula, and White Tea extracts soothes skin, leaving you touchably soft. Available in: NEW Apricot + Vanilla, Lavender + Aloe, Mint + Coconut, Cedar + Citrus, Coconut + Lemon and Unscented. Price: $5.99

The Everyone Hand Sanitizer Sprays are 99.9% effective against most common germs and not made with any nasty chemicals. Everyone sanitizers are made for every body and priced for every budget, so use generously. Only the subtle scent of Orange, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils are left behind—no sticky residue. Available in: Coconut + Lemon, Peppermint + Citrus and NEW Lavender + Aloe. Price: $2.99

Your Food / Drink Needs


Avoid falling prey to convenience store junk food and drive-thru windows by packing this food and drink necessities. We love the idea of keeping bite size snacks nearby in a tool or tackle box, but be sure to have a cooler with ice/ice packs for perishable items.

  • Bottled water
  • Sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade)
  • Trail Mix and/or Granola
  • Fruits and veggies (if you precut them be sure to put them in an airtight bag.)
  • Breakfast bars

GrandyOats is advancing the evolution of granola with a unique new line of grain-free Coconola, a collection of coconut-based, gluten free granolas.

Original Coconola contains organic: unsweetened coconut, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, sesame seeds, honey, maple syrup, and vanilla.

Super Hemp Blend Coconola is vegan and features hemp seeds and powder, which are a good source of whole protein.This blend provides an impressive 6g of protein per ¼ cup serving and contains organic: unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut syrup, hemp seeds, hemp powder, maple syrup, almonds, cashews and vanilla.

Chocolate Chunk Coconola is vegan and satisfies the cravings of dark chocolate fans. It also contains organic: unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut syrup, dark chocolate, sesame seeds, pecans, cashews, maple syrup and vanilla.

Coconola is a versatile health food. “Snack on it from the bag, add it to yogurt, blend it with a trail mix or use it as a topping for salads, smoothie bowls, desserts and more,” says Aaron Anker, Chief Granola Officer for GrandyOats.

Your Entertainment Needs

entertainment for trips

Nothing kills the fun for a road trip or vacation like boredom. Keep the fun alive with these entertaining perfect for travel. Tuck them away inside an old backpack, and they’ll be accessible when you want them.

  • An awesome playlist (on a portable music player or go old school and burn some CDs.)
  • Portable DVD/Bluray player
  • Travel games (cards, BINGO, etc.. )
  • Books and/or magazines
  • Audio books

Your Just in Case Needs

just in case emergency bag

The most important part of any travel kit is the emergency, just in case stash you hope you won’t need but feel better knowing you have.

  • An OTC pain reliever (Tylenol, Aspirin, etc..)
  • Spare cash (small bills and change)
  • Spare cell phone (it doesn’t have to be active, as long as it is charged you can dial 911)
  • Dramamine or some other OTC motion sickness relief
  • Batteries, charger cables
  • A travel sized first-aid kit
  • A flashlight

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