There is nothing better than a good road trip. Something about hitting the open road with the people you love most is just magical. However, at Value Van and Car Rental, we believe that the best road trips are the ones that are well-organized and don’t leave you feeling stressed out. That’s why we’ve put together a list of must-have gadgets to make your road trip go smoother so you can truly enjoy it.
1. Multiple Port Car Adapter
In this day and age, we are lost without our devices. We rely on our phones not only for communication but also for navigation and to find essentials we may need nearby. Because of this, we always recommend traveling with a good multi-USB car charger. Look for one that has multiple USB sockets and has a nice, long cable so it can extend to the backseat if needed. Typically, these adapters come in wireless and wired options, so do some research and find one that will suit your needs, and be worth the investment.
2. Backseat Organizer
Next, if you’re traveling with kids, you know to expect a certain amount of mess. Kids need almost constant entertainment and snacks in order to make it through a long trip, so most seasoned parents already plan to bring a lot of options. However, seeing all these options spread out through the backseat and on the floor is enough to ruin the good mood of any parent, so we recommend a backseat organizer. There are several good ones on the market in a variety of forms. Some hang on the back of the front seats for easy access to snacks and games, while others attach to a middle console. Whichever you choose, make sure your kids know to put their items back when they are done to avoid the mess!
3. A Quality Cooler
Finally, to avoid several stops along the way, consider packing a cooler with plenty of snacks, drinks, and even meals. A quality cooler is an essential part of any road trip, and if you don’t want to mess with ice packs, there are even electric versions available! You’ll save time and money on the road by bringing along your own food, and will most likely be able to make healthier choices as well!
With these gadgets, your road trip is sure to be non-stop fun! For rental cars, vans, or SUVs, choose Value Van and Car Rental. With two convenient locations in Union and Newark, NJ, we’ve been providing the area with high-quality, affordable car and van rentals for decades. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 or make a reservation online.