10 Road Trip Essentials for Your Next Getaway

Time to pack your bags!


(SPOT.ph) There’s nothing more exciting than the thought of going on wide-open roads, blasting your favorite tracks at full volume, surrounded by your adventure buddies. But before you map out your stopovers and plan the pranks you’ll play on each other, you first have to make sure you have everything you need to make your trip as smooth as possible. So, we've rounded up 10 things to make sure you have all you’ll need on your trip.



Instax Mini (P5,500) from Fujifilm

While you can take as many shots as you want on a digital camera, there’s something about film that makes it even more special. (We heard Polaroids are making a comeback, too!) Having precious moments caught developed on film will definitely make your trip more memorable.




Neck Cushion with Hood (P2,450) from Muji

There’s probably going to be a ready-made bed waiting for you wherever you’re staying, but hey, it won’t hurt to be ready. You might need it for that comfy nap in the car or it can help you add a little space between you and whoever you end up sharing the bed with. Or maybe you just need a little more fluff than other people.



Bluetooth Speakers (P2,250) from Braven

This will come in handy if your car radio isn’t Bluetooth-accessible. But even if it is, wouldn’t you want to have your tunes following you wherever you go? (Just make sure not to make it too loud when you’re out in nature!)


Available at Digital Walker


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Reusable Bag (P200) from SAC People

Whether you’re a light packer or if you’re the type to bring your whole house with you, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never know when you’re going to need an extra bag. You might need something to put your dirty laundry in or maybe you’ve bought one too many souvenirs. A reusable bag will come in handy and it won’t even take up much space.



Cards Against Humanity (P1,500)

No bonding (or drinking) session with your friends or family is complete without a card game. Switch up your usual tong-its and pusoy with this judgment-free game where the person with the most horrible (or horribly funny) phrase wins the game. While more fun card games have popped up recently, Cards Against Humanity remains to be one of the most exciting ones out there today.


Available at Ludo Boardgame & Café




Power Bank with 5200 mAH (P1,690) from Mophie

You should always have a small but powerful power bank within reach whenever you leave the house, but even more so when you’re going on a lengthy road trip. You’ll never know when you’re going to need help navigating your way around an unknown area. Or maybe you just need that extra juice so you can post updates of your trip on Instagram.


Available at Digital Walker




Classic Vacuum Insulated 12 oz. (P1,450) from Klean Kanteen

You can’t go on a road trip without some snacks but you can’t go without some drinks, either. An insulated tumbler will help keep your coffee warm when you leave the house early in the morning. It’ll also keep your water or juice cold when you need a refreshing break in the middle of the day.



Sunglasses (P499) from H&M

Whether you’re going on a hike, to the beach, or even just heading to a staycation, it will always be sunny in the Philippines—sometimes, even if it’s raining! That means you’re always going to need a pair of cute sunnies in your bag to shield your eyes from the sun.




StableMate™ Black Compact Car Trash Basket (P750) from High Road

Save yourself from spending hours in a car full of trash with this convenient trash basket designed to fit even the most cramped of cars. You wouldn’t want to be sitting on half-finished snacks and spreading crumbs everywhere. It’s spill-proof, too, so there’s no need to worry about sudden stops.


Available at Urbanize



Portable Rechargeable Fan (P399) from Iwata

Let’s face it: It’s always going to be hot in the Philippines no matter where you are. If it’s not a desert-dry kind of hot, then it’s a humid-it’s-about-to-rain kind of sticky feeling. A portable fan is going to be your best friend if you’re making your way around multiple stops while traveling. Pro-tip: You can use your power bank to charge your fan, too!


Available at Lazada


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