So, you want to hit the road once again? It’s great to surround yourself with beautiful land, mountains, and rivers. The feeling of your friends and family nudging you to see a breathtaking view is simply unforgettable. However, it’s important to carry a few essentials for your next outdoor trip.

You might panic about what to pack and what not to pack. Don’t worry, though. This guide is solely here to help you determine the 5 very essential road trip things that can enhance your road trip experience.

5 Road Trip Essentials

The most important detail to consider is what activities you have planned for your road trip. The itinerary largely influences what you will take with you. Therefore, it’s important to plan out what you will carry.

1.     Clothing and Footwear

Whether you’re heading for a week-long trip or a weekend getaway, you need to pack some clothes. If you are planning on a long journey, consider packing a few more change of clothes. Also, do not forget to keep ample undergarments as they are highly necessary to ensure proper hygiene.

You should keep a few comfortable pairs of shoes as well. Consider the washing and laundry stops thoroughly. Lastly, pack footwear according to the terrain if you intend on hiking.

2.     Maps and Apps (navigation)

Navigation is a key safety rule during road trips. No matter how often you have visited a place before, keeping paper directions or a detailed app on your electronic device can help you in emergencies or life-threatening situations.

The core idea is to stay in touch with your surroundings so you can find your way back if you get lost. This way, you have little or no chances of getting lost.

3.     Wallet, Ids, and Insurance

Keep your wallet and other cards for any financial transactions on your road trip. You never know what you might need to purchase for a certain situation. You may need to pay for snacks, cell-phone data, maps, or even a medical kit along the way. These make it necessary to carry money with you.

Keep your ID, such as your state ID card and driver’s license. Similarly, pack your insurance details, such as a health insurance card.

4.     Medicine and Kits

You should never underestimate the importance of medicine and first aid kits on road trips. They are a must every time, from vitamin-c tablets to bandages and stitches for heavy injuries.

5.     Miscellaneous Items

Some of the extra yet highly important stuff people take with them on the road trips include flashlights, audiotapes, cameras (dash-cams, etc.), sunglasses (to keep the sun out of their eyes when driving). These little things are essentials as well.


If you are planning your next outdoor trip in Utah, try Ferber Resorts. Check out the amazing activities and services we offer by heading to our website. Contact us at 435-772-3237 or for further inquiries. Or, you can pay us a personal visit at Ferber Resorts 479 Zion Park Blvd  Springdale, UT 84767.