Hubby and I are on the road at least 2 weekends a month. Oftentimes, we’re road tripping to Delaware to visit Darrius’ side of the family. That’s exactly where we were this weekend; we had a great time! Our niece graduated from high school Saturday, so of course we were front and center…cheering her on and showing our support. Without hesitation, we loaded up the 2015 Kia Optima SX, as well as our road trip essentials.
A reliable and safe care is the #1 must have when traveling on a road trip. This Remington Red Kia was just that! One of my favorite features was the rear-view camera. It’s extremely helpful when parking and backing out of a parking space. The power folding outside mirrors also came in handy while traveling. The mirrors alert you by blinking and making a faint beeping sound to let you know when it’s safe to make the move. This feature is one I’d like to see in all cars; it’s so necessary!
Another great feature is the Infinity sound system. Cruising with music while road tripping is a must, and the sound system in the 2015 Optima is on point! From my homemade mix CD’s to the radio to Sirus XM, hubby and I grooved the entire time. The sound pouring from the speakers is crisp and I was even able to listen to my iPhone playlists through the speakers.
Aside from a safe and reliable car and good music, here are my 5 must have road trip essentials:
1. Sunglasses. When traveling, especially during the summer months, sunnies need to be on deck. Sun viseres in the car can help, but wearing sunnies is better, and much more stylish.
2. Hand Sanitizer. Eating and snacking on the road is a must, so be sure to pack some hand sanatizer (or wet wipes) to keep those hands nice and clean. The mini ones are great to keep in your glove compartment!
3. Phone Charger(s). Separate phone chargers, yes please! There’s nothing worse than your phone dying while traveling. Pack at least 2 phone chargers, as well as an extra wall charger piece. If you have a portable charger, throw that in the bag too. Charging your phone, iPod and other electronic devices is a must. You can never be too prepared, so pack extras!
4. Cash and Coins. If you don’t have an EZ-Pass, you need change for the tolls. Carrying $1 bills, a few $5’s and $10’s is always a good idea. Also, carry a couple quarters and some other silver coins too. If you stop at a gas station for gas or snacks, it’s always better to pay with cash. Keep the transactions simple and quick!
5. Feminine Products. Every woman should have a few extra feminine care products to take on a road trip. You never know when you may need them, trust me!
So tell me, what are your road trip essentials? Have you ever driven a Kia? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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* Drive Shop USA provided me with this vehicle to test drive. All opinions are my own. *