End of Summer Road Trip

Whether it’s a weekend trip to Seattle or a two-week trip to the Philippines, I love packing. There’s nothing more fun than getting everything planned out and organized.  But there hardest part is choosing things to leave behind, because the easiest way to travel is lightly.

In a couple of days I’ll be going on a week vacation with my family and this time we’ll be driving to our destination. When on a road trip packing lightly is necessary because no one wants to be crammed into a van with bags stacked on top of you…especially for 16 hours on their way to the desert. So here is a little sneak peek into what will be in my bag(s). Let’s hope it’s less than 3 bags.

FACIAL WIPES When on a road trip you’re usually in a car for hours at a time with limited access to a restroom. Throughout the day my face gets oily, even if I’m just sitting. Facial wipes will not only help me stay refreshed during the drive but also during the actual trip when I’m out and about. I would also recommend bringing hand sanitizer or body wipes because we all know how rest areas are…

SNEAKERS On a road trip being comfortable is key. On trips I usually wear flip-flops and pack my shoes into my bag, but to save space I’ll be wearing my shoes during the road trip. Easy to slip on sneakers are ideal for sliding off and on when at a pit stop.

EXTRA SHIRT Because taking a sip of coffee and potholes go hand-in-hand. An extra shirt makes sure you don’t take anything away from your originally packed wardrobe.

BASEBALL CAP A hat is perfect for desert weather, but will also hide my messy hair from all the naps I’ll be taking.

ENTERTAINMENT I get bored quick and I want to make sure that I have enough things to keep me from going insane. I don’t get carsick easily so I’ll definitely bring a book or tablet with my favorite magazine subscriptions in it (Preview Magazine feat. Amiee Song!!!). I’ll definitely have my phone, and that being said I’ll have a power block with me. I’ll have to remember to not get too consumed with my things and to take in the scenery and have fun with my family.

CAMERA I’m all about the memories. But again, I must live in the moment and not experience my vacation through a screen or lens.

POUCH Instead of having a backpack with me during the whole trip I’ll take a small pouch with me to hold the essentials. The main items that I’ll have in my pouch are gum, power block, hand sanitizer, facial wipes and my contact cast/solution. 

Wondering where I'll be traveling to? Stay tuned #instastories #volumetwelveblog