The Skimm: 10 Things You’ll Need for a Smooth Road Trip

July 08, 2020 1 min read

The Skimm Feature:

If you’re itching for a getaway this year, we get you. Hitting the open road with your quarantine crew is a great way to see new places and keep germ-spreading at a minimum. Of course we recommend packing the essentials: hand sanitizers, gloves, masks, medication, and disinfectant wipes. 

We also recommend planning stops ahead of time (looking into what’s open in what states, possible food and overnight accommodations, and toll situations). To help you with packing needs, we rounded up some products to stow in your car. Wherever you choose to go, always wear a seatbelt and remember that life is, indeed, a highway.

For more helpful tips, check out the CDC’s considerations for travel

For when you get a bit hangry a couple hours into the drive…
Cooler Bag
Reenergize with a meal
$39.99, Target


This cooler has an insulated, leakproof inside that can keep items cold for 36 hours. And a dry pocket for napkins and utensils. Once you’re done, it can fold flat. So it won’t take up space in your trunk. Violá.

PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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