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my roadtrip essentials

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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In a very short time I'm embarking on my first bonafide roadtrip. I'll be visiting states I've never been to (or that I haven't been to since I was under 5!) I'm beyond excited. It's basically all I can think about. Needless to say, I'm kind of freaking out about packing and planning outfits. I'm trying really hard to keep it simple since there will be a lot of time spent in the car, maybe not enough showers and definitely lots of warm weather.

Obviously the main thing I'm planning on packing is my camera. And by "my camera" I mean at least four different cameras and tons of film. When I think of all the amazing photo opportunities I'll have my heart skips a beat. I'm trying to pack super light but I already know the bulk of my things will be camera supplies and film.

What are your roadtrip essentials?
xoxo

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  1. Yay roadtrips! I can't wait to go on a real one... Shawn and I are saving up for a major cross country roadtrip (with Lloyd?! that would be the best!). It won't be for a few more years, but my heart flutters at the thought :)

    Keep the outfits simple, but more importantly, comfortable! Bring all your cameras, bring a bottle to refill with water, and bring snacks! Anything else is just extra and unnecessary. Well, maybe a journal, depending on where you're going!

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  2. Hope you have an amazing time!!

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  3. I don't drive so I'll always have a book with me... For the rest I'd say a sketchbook, loads of music and comfortable clothes!

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  4. Oh man, a roadtrip sounds so rad! Make sure to keep us updated on your state-wide adventures!

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  5. Good luck on your road trip. I always like to take pictures when travelling too. Yes, you definitely need to pack your camera.

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  6. Your trip sounds exciting!
    I always bring baby wipes and a packet of those Starbucks single serve instant coffee thingies. Just in case I'm caught somewhere with no good, strong coffee. Cause we can't have that! Especially on a roadtrip :)

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  7. Good luck and have fun! I love seeing your adventures :)

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  8. Awesome! Have a blast.
    I spend time on the road with my boyfriend's band and I've determined, baby wipes, dry shampoo, a roll of TP, snacks and plenty of water to be essential. Bring a small cooler if you're able to. When you hit a good store, (for me that's a co-op or Whole Foods) stock up on snacks and drinks.

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  9. if you come to utah, you should go to the salt flats. the pictures there are so cool.
    xoxo
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    the little diary

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  10. My main road trip essential is my camera! I'm usually a passenger so I am snapping photos out the window pretty much the entire trip. Hahaha. It probably gets on people's nerves but oh well! I hope you have a super wonderful time and I cannot wait to see all to hear about all the neat stuff you did!

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  11. Road trips are so exciting! Have tons of fun wherever it is you're headed to!

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  12. A charger that will charge my iPod in the car is a MUST. Silence is great sometimes, but I love my tunes! I'd go crazy if I couldn't jam to my oldies.

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  13. It may just be that I had a string of crappy cars that loved to break in the middle of nowhere but I'm paranoid to the point that I like to make sure that I have a fix-a-flat, extra tire, jumper cables in the trunk and a gallon of water in case the car over heats.

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  14. When I was younger I lived in my VW bus & followed the Grateful Dead for long stretches of time ... the things I was always relieved to have on hand were a flashlight, tp, water, and a source of fire (waterproof matches or windproof lighter). We took a nice long road trip from Northern California to Tennessee & back again last summer & those things were just as indispensable as they had been 20 years ago. Have ALL the fun! Out on the road, especially while exploring new to you states & possibly not taking the beaten path, is the place to be!

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  15. I'm the same with packing for trips, it's all about what cameras and film to take! I'm coming to America in September and all I can think about is all the amazing photo opportunities to! xx

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  16. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it.

    Bring spare keys! (Just in case.)

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  17. My two cameras, iPad, iPhone and MacBook always travel with me. As do my two styluses so that I can sketch on my iPad. Notebooks and colored pens, my meds, makeup, ear plugs. And some outfits, obviously. I tend to pack light.

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