Road Trip Gear to Splurge On This Summer

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As summer approaches, many families are planning vacations as an opportunity to step away from their day-to-day routines and relax. One option that many are choosing is to take a road trip to the destination of their choosing. This is a preferred option for many, due to low costs and the ability to maintain control over the trip. Road trips can be taxing, but with the right gear and proper amount of preparation, the journey to your destination can be the most enjoyable part of your trip.

Whether you’re headed to Colorado for a procedure at ThriveMD or taking a trip to the beach with your kids, here are a few essential pieces of gear that can make a long road trip better.

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Luxury Cooler

Having a good cooler to store drinks and snacks on the road is an essential part of any successful road trip. Having a large cooler on hand can also allow you to transport food to your destination, which can save you a considerable amount of money on food throughout the trip, as cooking your own food is often cheaper than dining out. Invest in a high-quality cooler like a Yeti, which is insulated and extremely durable, meaning your food and drinks will stay cold and protected all vacation long.

Insulated Drinkware

Keeping with the theme of keeping beverages cold, having an ice-cold drink is a road trip necessity – so keep it cold longer with an insulated, stainless steel water bottle or tumbler cup. Brands like Hydroflask are known for making high-quality, insulated drinkware that can keep your drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours.

Air Tight Containers

Whether you want to keep food fresh on the road or ensure that no messy spills will happen in your vehicle, investing in a high-quality set of air-tight containers can help. Companies like Airscape create a vacuum seal between their storage containers and the lid, meaning that they will not come loose or cause a mess on the road. This is perfect for families with small children who will want to snack on the road but might be prone to accidental spills.

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Whether you need to open a tricky bottle or remove a tag from a piece of clothing, keeping a few sharper tools handy is useful on a road trip. Save space and make things easier with an item from SwissTools, which keeps any tool you might need handy on one convenient device.

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