Having just returned from a San Francisco to Austin (and back again) road trip, I am uniquely qualified to share my road trip essentials. From must-haves to luxury items and everything in between, I have plenty of suggestions. I’m sharing things you already know to bring (like cute shades) and some things you might not initially think of (like a travel towel for when you happen to stumble upon a gorgeous hot spring). Taking a road trip is all about spontaneity and possibilities, but it’s so much more enjoyable when you have what you need. Pack these items, and you’ll be ready to conquer your wanderlust in style.
The open road is calling your name, and you are ready to answer that call. You’ve piled all your stuff in the car, and you’re pumping your favorite tunes on the radio. After a long day of driving, there is nothing more inviting than jumping in a cool swimming hole or relaxing in a hot spring. Not only is this towel stylish, it’s also big enough to keep you covered and warm on your way back to the car.