All the Essentials for Your Summer Road-Trip
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By Andie Huber
From a must-have weekender bag to a travel mug that won't spill—we've rounded up the ten coolest road trip essentials. Don't leave home without them!
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A penny saved is a penny earned. Start saving now for that next cross-country jaunt with this road trip bank.
SHOP NOW: Road trip bank, $10
In the Bag3 of 11
Toss everything you need into a weekender bag, featuring punchy stripes that set a playful tone for your trip.
SHOP NOW: Deux Lux Raleigh weekender bag, $155
Wheelie Time4 of 11
Give your interior the ultimate summer road-trip vibe by outfitting your steering wheel with this Baja-inspired cover.
SHOP NOW: Walmart Baja blanket steering wheel cover, $10
Lost & Found5 of 11
Smartphones and GPS are great … until there's no signal. This handy mini compass ring will ensure you always know which direction you're going.
SHOP NOW: Mini compass ring, $12
Head Case6 of 11
Don't let wind-blown hair slow you down. Wrap a scarf around your head a la Jackie O for a classic, jet-setting look.
SHOP NOW: Orla Keily summer multi-stem scarf, $154
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Candy and drive-through burger wrappers stay off the floor with this auto litterbag that conveniently straps to the back of a headrest.
SHOP NOW: High Road auto litterbag, $27
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This travel mug was rated by Car & Driver as their top pick. Why? The leak-proof lid allows you to open and close it with just one hand—leaving your other hand on the wheel.
SHOP NOW: Autoseal west loop travel mug, $25
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Use this waterproof carrier to keep wet clothes, towels and suits separate from dry, clean clothes.
SHOP NOW: F1 Go Clean Beachwear, $30
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Long road trips with the kids can be brutal. Put the kibosh on Are we there yet? whining from the backseat with this activity book that riffs on classic games like I-spy and counting cows to (happily) pass the time.
SHOP NOW: Brainiac's Road Trip Activity Book, $12
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This dual car charger eliminates the annoying problem of waiting for someone else to juice up—now you and your co-pilot can charge your devices at the same time.
SHOP NOW: Belkin dual car charger, $45
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