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What better way to kick off Spring Break than to embark on an epic road trip with your best friends?! Although I’m a homebody at heart, I have major wanderlust and have always loved traveling to new destinations.Whether you’re in it for the long haul across the country or simply exploring a different city nearby, it’s good to plan accordingly so that you have a more than freeing experience! I’m working with Pocky to share my top essentials for when you hit the open road:
Block out those harsh sun rays and shield your eyes from dusty roads with a cute pair of sunglasses!
Beauty Staples with SPF
Keep your skin fresh, healthy, and camera-ready with beauty products that are packed with SPF! Avoid a major sunburn by lathering sunscreen lotion on exposed areas of your body every couple of hours. The recycled air in the car can also be very dehydrating so bring along a lip balm to moisturize your lips. Your skin will thank you at the end of the day!
This probably goes without saying but I’m just including this here because it’s arguably one of the most important things to have in case of an emergency! If you get lost – whip out google maps to find your way. If you’re hungry – open Yelp to find a bite to eat. Side note: Don’t forget the charging cable and/or an external battery charger!
Wherever the road takes you, make sure that you’re wearing comfortable clothing that can be easily thrown on/off, re-worn, and is easy to mix with other pieces. Anything soft, oversized, and with a bit of stretch is perfect to tackle any type of weather. When you’re not sitting in the car and exploring the unique road side attractions, it’s also crucial to have comfortable sneakers to trek around with.
Snacks, snacks, and snacks
Obviously, Pocky should be on the top of your list! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of their delicious flavors like Chocolate, Strawberry, Matcha Green Tea, and Cookies & Cream. They’re also super easy to snack on and don’t leave any chocolate mess behind. Toss a few boxes in the car and you’ll never go hungry in between meals! FYI: You can find them at any of your local Target or Walmart stores. Luckily, Pocky makes it super easy to find out which retailers nearby sell a specific flavor that you’re looking for via their new store locator on their website.
A large cozy blanket is essential for those extra chilly nights and can come in handy for any surprise picnics along the way.
Playing DJ in the passenger seat? Prepare a playlist ahead of time or click here for a fun Road Trip Playlist I put together on Spotify. There’s a little everything from classics like The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” to recent chart toppers like Lorde’s “Green Light.” Whatever you choose to play, make sure it energizes you so that you can beat the lulls of the long drive ahead. The good thing about this is that you won’t have to deal with the annoying lack of radio connectivity as you drive through any rural roads!
There’s just something about having physical photographs that give me so much nostalgia when I look back on them. With everything digital and social media focused, it’s also a good reminder to live in the moment and not through a filter 24/7.
You’ll be spending hours on the road so why not take advantage of this free time and catch up on a book that you’ve been wanting to read but never had the time to start!? Travel Journals are also a perfect way to document special memories throughout your trip, which you can easily look back on later on.
On top of all of this, don’t forget to stay hydrated and get some much needed rest throughout your trip! Click here to learn more about Pocky and let me know in the comments below if you have any exciting travel plans coming up this season!
P.S. Have you checked out the delicious Hot Chocolate Bar I created with Pocky back in December? Learn how to make Pocky Marshmallow Stirrers here!
xo, Donna Belle