The sun is shining, the wind blowing through your hair, the tunes are jammin’. It’s road trip season, and it’s time for new horizons! Don’t be caught off guard and be prepared for anything that could happen with this essential road trip packing list.
With packing, I find there is no happy medium. It’s either “Shit I can’t believe I forgot that” or “Why did I bring that”, there’s no middle ground. When I was packing for my Alps road trip, I knew I needed to be strict.
Planning outfits was the easiest way to figure out how much clothing I really needed to bring. Call it what you will (cough – A-type – cough). I know okay. I LOVE planning. Deal with it. I brought the least amount of clothing without feeling dirty, plus I knew most items would be under a coat anyway, so wear something three times in a row was acceptable.
Needless to say, my seventh road trip across Canada has been my greatest adventure for May. Not only did I get to drive across this beautiful country, but I saw amazing places I had never seen before. Of all the adventures we got ourselves into along the trip, my favourite had to be Dinosaur Provincial Park, in Alberta.
The prairies opened up before us and BAM! We were in the middle of the desert badlands! You could see the different prehistoric eras in the rock and almost picture dinosaurs roaming the valley.
Standing at the rim of the valley, feeling the warm prairie wind, was a humbling experience.
Accessories for every traveller – Seriously though, that scarf seems handy!
Paracord – A friend made me a purple and grey paracord bracelet, now I think everything needs to be made from paracord!
Episode calendar – Left for a vacation and forgot what episode you were on when you got back? Handy dandy tool right here.
The Bear – Ha! I made the mistake of starting to read this over my camping trip. Terrifying and beautiful.
Favourite Instagram Photos
In the part one, I talked about the ‘Ice’ portion of Fire and Ice: A Canadian Road Trip. Once we left the mountains, the weather changed, and we delved into the ‘Fire’ part of our journey. From Ice and snow to sand and badlands, this truly was a fire and ice road trip.
No, this won’t be a five-part (so far) novel by George R.R. Martin, but Fire and Ice is the best title to describe our Canadian road trip. One day we were in four feet of snow, the other we were standing atop of a dune. One day we were walking through grasslands, the other we were standing ashore counting icebergs.