Snowbird Road Trip Essentials Checklist
Snowbird Checklist: Road Trip Essentials
Organize for a Successful Snowbird Road Trip
Now that Thanksgiving, the Christmas crush and December holidays are winding down, many snowbirds are prepping to depart for their warm weather homes. Staging and packing consumes a lot of time and packing checklists help prevent overlooking travel essentials. Bring the basics and think of each of your five senses when prepping for your road trip as well as everything you'll want to have when spending 6 - 8 or more hours per day in your vehicle.
Travel-sized products are a good investment wherever possible. Often just a small spritz of fragrance, a couple of eye drops and a breath mint can be the refreshing pick-me-up for road-weary travelers.
Our southern destination includes planned rural travel through small towns and remote areas that may or may not have cell service, which is why an atlas is a smart item to tuck into a seat pocket. Other times, we've diverted off the interstate due to major traffic accidents, detours and to avoid long traffic delays, which means a super charger for our phones is absolutely necessary.
Whether in transit before or after the holidays, Snowbird Road Trip Essentials Checklist is a follow-up to How to Pack Your Vehicle. It's an easy road trip checklist by category for the items many snowbirds bring to their southern destination when travelling by SUV or car. Safe travels!
Checklist of Road Trip Essentials
Garage door opener
AAA membership card
First aid kit
Purse / wallet
Cash / coins
Toll passes: Riverlink, SunPass and E-Z electronic passes
Camera/s and equipment
Magazines / books
Pens / paper
Food / Snacks / Beverages
Dish cloths / towels
Paper napkins / paper towels
Plastic bags in various sizes
Plastic containers with lids
Snacks: Sweet, salty, granola / protein bars, wrapped snacks, chips, etc
Travel cups / mugs
CD's, books on tape, etc
Music ear buds
Slip-on shoes / slippers
Bowls and/or plastic containers for ice / water / food
Cover/sheet for the pet's bed
Food / water / snacks
Travel bag with all of the pet's essentials
"No wise pilot, no matter how great his talent and experience, fails to use his checklist.”
-- Charlie Munger, American billionaire investor, businessman, attorney
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