These will help you survive any road trip, whether it’s an hour long or a week long.
Road trips can be a lot of fun, but they can also get pretty stressful, especially if you have kids in the car. Start prepping ahead and gathering the essentials so you can have a successful trip with minimal tantrums. It's more than just snacks and drinks, you'll need other road trip accessories like a first aid kit, phone chargers, and organizers. Take a look at some of our favorite picks below.
For those passengers who always feel little chilly, this compact blanket will keep them comfy during long road trips (translation: no more fighting over the AC). Fold it up and tuck it into its little travel pouch when not in use.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
Belkin 2 Port Car Charger
Take as many travel photos or listen to as much music as you want during your trip—this portable and compact charger will ensure your device has enough juice. Plus, with two USB ports, no one has to fight over who gets to charge his or her phone first.
To buy: $25; walmart.com.
Cabeau Evolution Cool Pillow
Road trip naps will never be the same. This memory foam pillow has plenty of head and neck support, so no passenger will wake up with a sore neck. The pillow also has vents to circulate air and wick away sweat.
To buy: $60, amazon.com.
On-the-Go Game Pad
Get the whole car involved with these fun games (but maybe let the driver sit this one out and concentrate on the road). The 60-sheet pad comes with five games, including tic-tac-toe, hangman, and more.
To buy: $9, knockknockstuff.com.
Ditch the bulky travel books and download this app. You can search nearby for the best restaurants, museums and other places of interest, and more—all vetted and recommended by Foursquare users. Get a headstart on travel planning and create a wishlist of spots to visit before you get in the car.
To buy: Free, foursquare.com. Available on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
Keep everything corralled—from books to water bottles to toys—with this organizer. It also protects your seat from any scuffs, too.
To buy: $11, amazon.com.
Freezable Picnic Tote
Stick this whole bag in the freezer before you get in your car so it can chill your drinks and food during your road trip (for up to 10 hours). Inside, you’ll also find a compartment for dry goods and a built-in utensil organizer.
To buy: $35, packit.com.
Featherlite First Aid Kit
You’ll be ready for anything with this first aid kit, which you can easily fit in a glove compartment. It comes with 60 supplies, including bandages, aspirin, antiseptic towelettes, and more.
To buy: $12, containerstore.com.