Even skilled road trippers forget important things sometimes. A road trip checklist helps by stirring the mind.
Occasionally I have thought to pack something important, after I was
well into my journey (I should have used a checklist for a road trip).
vacation packing checklist isn't meant to be followed perfectly, while packing for a road trip. I
could not detail every item we’ll need, because every road trip is
different and every traveler's needs are different. This page will,
however, provide some creative juice to help you reach a prepared state .
. . prepared for your particular journey. And remember to pack light enough that you'll feel comfortable in your road trip car.
Road Trip Essentials
Water and food
Everything under “Safety”
The right state of mind . . . be in the flow
Do an attentive walk-through of your home before you leave.
Road atlas with compass or a GPS
Spare key . . . use hide-a-key or give it to a travel companion
A little spare cash hidden away
Remember to check your car’s fluids frequently (including the fluid in your fuel tank)
Because each one of us is unique, and each of our road trips is unique,
each one of us will have a different road trip checklist. A few nights before you
depart, sit down and detail everything you think you'll need. Keep
adding to your road trip checklist as the departure approaches. You
will be amazed at how the list evolves. Our minds work in spectacular
ways...you'll think of things when you least expect to.
I made a list of questions to help you design your own checklist for a road trip. Check it out. It may remind you of something important.