4 Essentials For Your Next Summer Road Trip

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Summer is the perfect time to pack the car up and take off to a new destination–be it cross-country or just to grandma’s house. While road trips can be a relaxing, and often less expensive, way to travel, they can take much more time than flying somewhere. Whether you’re traveling solo or have the whole family with you, there are some things that you should definitely add to your road trip must-have list to make your trip more enjoyable.

Small Cooler

If you’re planning to be in the car for a long time, there’s a good chance you’ll get hungry at some point. Be sure to bring a variety of snacks that you can easily reach for when the snack attack hits you. A small, insulated cooler is perfect for drinks and perishables. Good-for-you snacks like almonds and fruit are a great alternative to typical gas station snacks like chips and candy.

Good Playlist

Music is key when it comes to road trips. Spend some time before you take off putting a playlist together so you have something to listen to when you drive. Not only will this help make your trip more enjoyable, but singing along is also a great way to wake up when you start to feel tired.

Emergency Kit

Before you head out, make sure you have your AAA card and an emergency kit in case you get stranded for any reason. An emergency kit should include comfortable shoes, bottles of water, a flashlight, flares and a blanket.


Most people rely heavily on electronic devices. Whether you plan to use your phone or other electronic device for directions, music or simply as a way of entertaining a young child, it’s important to keep everything charged during your trip. Make a list of chargers you will need before you leave and check each one off the list before you go.

For more helpful tips this summer, check back in on the Denton Regional Urgent Care blog.

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.


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