My ultimate journey must haves.

Your staycation sorted courtesy of Mr Loudmouth.

POV: You're going on a staycation (vacaction in your own country) and you have a checklist of all the travel bits you need. Now we aren't talking the contents of the massive suitcase your father just carried out to the car and dumped in the boot. I mean your in-seat stuff. Your car food, your entertainment, and everything you might need to make your holiday commute a walk in the park other than just another journey. Here's my must-haves for travelling in luxury, no expenses spared.

A blanket:

Yes. Any expert journeymen and women will tell you that a blanket makes all the difference. But what kind of blanket I hear you not ask. Well it's difficult to go wrong with blankets, but the larger and cozier the better. The closer you feel to being in your own little cocoon the better. In fact if you really have the room go ahead and wrap yourself in a massive-ass duvet and you'll be on your way. Hatchback travellers may have a slight......room problem here, but oh well you should've got a SUV then so tough luck.

Iggle Piggle knows blankets are way it's at.

Iggle Piggle knows blankets are way it's at.

Food and Drink:

Particularly bad food, because you're on holiday so who gives a flying...

Moving on, consider confectionary first. You will need at least two items of chocolate, and then a bunch of your random favourite sweets. Actually really the best move here is to make yourself a little 'roadtrip pick-and-mix' in a good ol' paper sweet bag:

Now as you are in a car on presumably quite a long and tiring journey, I can safely assure you the drinks choice is actually a more complicated procedure than one might think. Firstly, every happy traveller should have a warm flask of well made tea (particularly Irish tea if you have any sense or you're just biased). MANY bottles of well-chilled water should be distributed around the car before you set off aswell. And finally a nice soda drink or even the likes of frozen soda are great for being both delicious and very cool.

Oh and because I'm so considerate I've even considered the vegan holiday-maker aswell:

Eat your heart out rabbit.

Eat your heart out rabbit.

But now, you will also be grateful for a proper decent consumable when you realise that all sweets do is give you a sugar rush and leave you starving. I think finding a nearby store that sells those lovely sandwiches are perfect. Which one you get I will leave to you. Oh and get crisps aswell. I love a good pack of Quavers.

I persoanlly would be heading down the BLT route. Anyone with me?

I persoanlly would be heading down the BLT route. Anyone with me?

Cheese.

Cheese.

In-Car entertainment

A broad scale of easy and fun entertainment. We all know the famous car games so there's no need to recite. But otherwise there are some key points worth mentioning:

-Music: You probably have a playlist and that's pretty obvious. But don't forget your earplugs or headphones or whatever.

-Content: Download movies or shows from Netflix etc. just in case all else fails and you can't live without your phone because you're sad.

- Notebook/Journal: If you're a writer, which being on Drivetribe usually means you are, you can keep logs for your DT journey log that you may be making, or even scheming other ideas or doing drawing or whatever it is you find yourself moving the pen for. This is particularly useful if there are multiple passengers cuz you can pass it around and have a bit of fun.

-Eyes: God forbid people just sat and took in the beauty outside of their window. Don't forget your eyes at home because they allow for some peaceful sight-seeing while you're on your way. And if you're the driver especially don't forget your eyes.

Granted he's looking in from the outside but still I love that show so idc.

Granted he's looking in from the outside but still I love that show so idc.

Pillow:

Light-travellers can go do one because that's just pathetic. While the middle passenger may struggle a bit here, side seat passengers can snooze on their pillows against the door in the comfort of their own bed pretty much.

A good mood:

Do not get into that damn car in a bad mood or you'll just ruin the journey for everyone else👍.

Now, I think that's everything pretty much. No need to thank me for this genius guide to travel which pretty much just tells you to bring some food and a big piece of cloth. Nonetheless I hope you enjoyed reading and for what it's worth you might as well like the post, but no pressure.

Thank you for reading.

Toodles.

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Comments (49)

  • Great article. But just to get that out there, the Walkers brand is a knockoff lays

      21 days ago
  • Good article, although you will soon learn that being the driver is the ultimate way to travel on

      21 days ago
    • Well probably yes! Consider this a passenger POV

        21 days ago
    • Alright 🤣. I just thought I would add that because long journeys as a passenger (especially in he back) I find pretty unbearable, but I had two long journeys last year when i was driving (splitting the drive to Derbyshire with my sister and...

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        21 days ago
  • I take all of those things with me on a road trip or staycation, especially the blankets (not the Iggle Piggle ones) and the pillows. And, yeah, BLT for me too!

      21 days ago
  • Nothing more than mints should be eaten in the car - for all other food take the next Maccas exit.

      21 days ago
    • Oh yeah Mcdonalds is also a necessity. Although with all of that together you may explode. I consider this a very worthy sacrifice to make.

        21 days ago
  • You need some Sunglasses and Umbrellas,just in case you need😁

      21 days ago
    • Nooooooooooooooo thats boot luggage. Although ye sunglasses might help if its a bright day. And also a coat should you stop for Mcdonalds and all that stuff

        21 days ago

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