ROAD TRIPS are synonymous with summer adventure fueled by nostalgia for endless highways and winding roads, a yearning for open windows, and your favorite cassette music permeating the air. But road tripping isn’t entirely about making it from A to B; it’s truly about the voyage—which requires a little prep, of course. To help make your next journey more comfortable, we put together this handy list of eight essentials from home to toss in the car before you get behind the wheel.
Beach blanket in a bag.
$99. 8 Fifteen, 815 E. 65th St., 8fifteen.com
$16–$30 each. Dear Mom, 2121 E. 10th St.
Gemin Standard Radio mixtapes.
$7 each. Dear Mom
Stacy Adams slip-ons.
$85. Heritage Clothier and Home, 1134 E. 54th St., heritageclothierandhome.com
Bitchstix organic sunscreen.
$21. Homespun: Modern Handmade, 869 Massachusetts Ave., homespunindy.com
Ambre Blends Invoke Essence toiletry travel set.
$174. 8 Fifteen
Pendleton roll-up games.
$35 each. Silver in the City, 434 Massachusetts Ave., silverinthecity.com
Helinox foldable festival chair.
$130. Rusted Moon Outfitters, 6410 Cornell Ave., rustedmoonindy.com