With so many of us eager to travel again, the road trip is back in style for summer 2021. The playbook is different when you're on the road: You don't have to worry about squeezing your possessions into TSA compliant carry-ons or hoarding bottles of travel-sized shampoos. Instead, a variety of snacks, some good tunes, and creature comforts like socks and blankets take top priority. It's like they say—the journey is half the fun. But before you hit the gas, make sure you're fully (maybe even overly) prepared for said journey. Before you take on the open road, make sure you've got the essential essentials like a spare tire, some jumper cables, and an emergency kit. From there, equip yourself with an arsenal of goods—both practical and frivolous— that will keep you and your road trip pals ever so calm, cool, and collected. Ahead we've got everything you need for a smooth road ahead.
Take advantage of the passenger seat with this oh-so snuggly Barefoot Dreams neck pillow. It will help keep your neck and back aligned, and its poly fiber makeup won't irritate your skin during long naps.
A protective shell lining, loads of compartments, and a handy shoulder strap make this the ideal weekender.
These tortoiseshell sunnies will protect you from the sun while driving.
This vintage-inspired jumpsuit is a no-fuss road trip staple.
Keep your coffee hot and your water chilled with this insulated one-touch-to-open thermos.
It can't hurt to keep a few extra face masks on hand.
Crafted from two layers of extra fluffy fabric, this blanket keeps your body temperature regulated and is suitable for all skin types.
Refresh tired car legs with this small, yet mighty, travel-size roller.
Abolish bad hair days with this raffia bucket hat.
Banish dry skin with this serum made from whole plants that won't irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Ask this compact, easily portable speaker to play your favorite song, podcast, or audiobook.
This handy belt bag is adjustable and convenient for quick pit stops when you only need your cell phone and credit card.
If you plan on sightseeing along the way, stow away these comfort-forward, ultra-breathable sneakers.
This travel sized kit comes with SPF, glow serum, and anti-pollution drops to help keep your skin balanced on the road.
Capture every moment of your trip with this action camera that's easily transportable, weighing in at under one ounce.
Keep an extra sweater on hand for chilly mornings, brisk evenings, and for places that have the AC on max.
These dark chocolate espresso chews are infused with high quality CBD so you can stay awake, yet calm.
Bring along a classic market tote for shopping pit stops, farmers' markets, and for a place to stash car snacks.
This rugged outdoor cooler is leak-proof and will keep your drinks chilling for a whole 27 hours.
The adaptogenic properties in these capsules will help relieve stress while keeping you even-keeled and focused on the road.
This airy, loose-fitting short set is a breeze to change in and out of, perfect for the long haul car ride that include overnights.
Refresh your senses with these eucalyptus-scented towelettes that are great for hand washing on the go.
Never underestimate the power of fresh socks. This lightweight pair is ultra soft, made from 100 percent Mongolian cashmere.
Keep an extra charging cord on hand so you never lose battery power.
Fashion this silk scarf around your neck or wear it in your hair as the ultimate no-fuss road trip accessory.