Going on a Road Trip?

Road trips are seriously one of my favorite things to do! Since I grew up in Hawaii, there was never an opportunity for this whatsoever unless you owned a futuristic car that could convert into a boat. I try to plan a few road trips each year since I'm still young enough to enjoy long hours on the road. Even though flying to most of my destinations are inexpensive, I love hitting the road instead because I feel greater experiences and memories are made. However, I'd like to give credit to those I go on road trips with because I only drive .02% of the time so I actually love road tripping as a passenger. If I was the driver, it may be a different story. I one day hope to go on a cross country road trip as well if I ever get the opportunity.

There are a few essentials I absolutely need in the front seat with me during the drive. First off, my Canon Rebel T1I. This is an old model because I believe the T6I is being released this year but it's still my trusty DSLR I've had since high school. It's yet to fail me and the picture quality is still amazing so I don't find the need to make a big investment in a new one. I document everything on camera while on the road so my camera has to be with me at all times. I remember the first time I saw a tumbleweed, I rushed to get my camera out haha. It doesn't seem like much but these are things I only saw on TV growing up so seeing it in real life was unusually amusing to me. I know it's weird but if you grew up in Hawaii, you'd understand.

Next, an aux cord is a must. Road trips without music are deadly. There was a time when I road tripped to LA and forgot an aux cord so our car relied on the radio, which was terrible because they tend to play the same song over and over. In addition, whenever we hit a new town, we had to find a new station and when we hit the middle of nowhere, there was even no radio station at all... *sighs. When we got to LA, our first stop was to pick up an aux cord. The blue cord we picked up has been my designated one for road trips to remind me how miserable it can get without music. Then, my favorite pair of shades, Ray Ban Aviators. I have to have these with me all the time. If you don't own one of these yet, go grab a pair! It's seriously my go-to.

Now onto beauty products. Mario Badescu's Rosewater Facial Spray is a staple because it's a great refresher for me and the driver. Similar to a plane, when you sit in a car for longer hours, your skin will feel dry and tired. That is why I like to have the rosewater facial spray as a pick-me-up. In addition, if the driver it getting tired as well, a few spritz of this will wake him/her right up! Similar to an airplane as well, I like to pop on a Nature Republic's Gel Mask an hour before getting to our destination. The mask will give you a great amount of moisture your tired skin needs and you'll feel/look much more alert. My last three items are typical things - L'Occitane Hand Cream to keep moisture in your hands, Bath and Body Work's Hand Sanitizer to clean before road trip snacks/meals, and my lipstick color of the day for touch-ups.

Are there any essentials you love that I don't bring? Also, if you have any tips on anything with road trips, I'd love to hear them since I'm still fairly new at the concept!

15 comments:

  1. Great list! I'd just add to that some nice snacks and a big bottle of water! Love a good road trip :) It is nicer when you're the passenger though ;)

    Becca x

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more about the snacks and water! I designate a bag just to hold all the snacks but I try to drink as little liquid as possible to avoid additional bathroom stops

      And yes, I love being the passenger! It comes with less stress and more fun.

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  2. Growing up in Hawaii must have been just amazing! These are great essentials, aux cord really is a must!


    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was amazing, def a place to visit one day! I'm really proud to call that place my home!

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  3. I bet that tea tree mask is amazing! I my skin always feels better after using tea tree. Love the aviators, I've always wanted a pair but I'm scared they would swamp my face as it's quite small haha

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. The tea tree feels so relaxing, esp after sitting in a car for so long with my skin feeling so tired. The aviators come in different sizes so you may be able to find one that fits your face shape!

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  4. Loved this post so much! Your sunglasses are gorgeous! I love taking a facial spray on holiday with me, it's such a light and quick fix which is guaranteed to work, I use the Simple one which is great. :) x

    Karis // karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've been meaning to try the Simple one as well and the Evian one! Thanks so much for the love <3

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  5. I also like to bring a toner on the airplane to refreshen my face and just remove dirt! haha ew but I totally agree with the list x

    Ambra | fridaysarefab.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a great suggestion! I'll def add toner to my essentials next time. Thanks Ambra!

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  6. This is such a helpful little post- and I definitely agree with item number one, I HAVE to have my camera with me at all times! ;) Your Ray Bans look really good too!

    http://dysaniacmind.blogspot.hk/

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    1. I appreciate your comments so much Emma! I'm all about documenting memories <3

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  8. I have to agree with the camera as an essential!
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  9. I like to bring earphones/headphones in case music tastes differ haha! Also a water bottle, a few granola bars and a good book are on my essentials list

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