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10 Essentials for the Road Trip Planner

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As you may have heard, we’re gearing up to embark on a pretty epic four-day road trip around the great state of South Carolina in collaboration with our friends at Garden & Gun Magazine and Travel South USA.  We’re building the ultimate playlist, grabbing the sunnies, mapping our glorious route, calling dibs on Shotgun and starting to pack our bags…and we simply could not be more excited.  We’ll of course be documenting the entire thing, so make sure to follow along for the adventure (#takingcarolina).  And in honor of our upcoming road trip for the team, I rounded up ten essentials for the road trip planner in the slideshow above, but I’d love to hear what you also can’t hit the road without!  Cheers, Kat

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THE ULTIMATE PLAYLIST

THE ULTIMATE PLAYLIST

FIRST AND FOREMOST, A KILLER PLAYLIST IS IN ORDER (AND CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO GET HYPED FOR THE TRIP WEEKS IN ADVANCE). STAY TUNED FOR THE SPOTIFY LIST WE'LL BE ROCKING ALL THE WAY THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA.

VIA MY DOMAINE
THE MAP

THE MAP

EVEN THOUGH WE ALL HAVE A SMART PHONE IN OUR POCKET, A GOOD OLD MAP IS A MUST-HAVE WHEN EXPLORING (AND ALSO SMART IN CASE PHONES DIE AND RECEPTION IS BAD).

VIA PINTEREST
COZY BLANKETS + PILLOWS

COZY BLANKETS + PILLOWS

YOU'RE DEPRIVING YOURSELF OF TRUE COMFORT IF YOU FORGET YOUR COZY THROW AND FAVORITE PILLOW FROM HOME.

VIA INSTAGRAM
GREAT SUNNIES

GREAT SUNNIES

DRIVE INTO THE SUN LIKE IT AIN'T NO THING, AND LOOK COOL WHILE DOING IT IN A GREAT PAIR OF SUNNIES. WE HAVE OUR EYES ON THIS PAIR IN JUST ABOUT EVERY COLOR.

VIA INSTAGRAM
LOTS OF SNACKS

LOTS OF SNACKS

THE INDULGING IS INEVITABLE, SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL INDULGE IN HEALTHY SNACKS, RIGHT? OH, AND VARIETY, VARIETY, VARIETY (BECAUSE SOME LIKE IT HOT AND OTHERS DO HAVE A SWEET TOOTH AFTER ALL).

VIA WAITING ON MARTHA
AN EMERGENCY KIT

AN EMERGENCY KIT

KNOCK ON WOOD, BUT ALSO BE PREPARED FOR A FLAT TIRE AND ANY HICCUPS IN YOUR TRIP WITH AN EMERGENCY KIT.

VIA CHANTAL ANDERSON
A PACKED COOLER

A PACKED COOLER

PACK YOUR BAGS, YES, BUT MAKE SURE TO ALSO SAVE ROOM FOR A TRUSTY COOLER IN THAT CAR.

VIA PINTEREST
GOOD COMPANY

GOOD COMPANY

GET THE GANG TOGETHER AND HIT THE OPEN ROAD. IT PRACTICALLY GOES WITHOUT SAYING, BUT GOOD COMPANY WILL MAKE YOUR ROAD TRIP TRULY A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

VIA INSTAGRAM
YOUR CAMERA

YOUR CAMERA

DON'T FORGET TO THROW YOUR CAMERA IN YOUR BAG TO CAPTURE THE ADVENTURE AT EVERY TURN. WE'RE HUGE FANS OF THIS POLAROID-ESQUE CAMERA FOR INSTANT FUN PICTURES EN ROUTE.

VIA INSTAGRAM
A RUNDOWN ON THE STOPS

A RUNDOWN ON THE STOPS

TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH YOUR STOPS SO YOU CAN REALLY ENJOY THE JOURNEY. IF YOU'RE PEDAL-TO-THE-MEDAL THE ENTIRE TRIP, YOU MAY MISS OUT ON SOME PRETTY AMAZING SCENERY AND A FEW GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY.

VIA WAITING ON MARTHA
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  • Your Dad / 07.17.2015

    Kat, you know I just road-tripped from DC to Orlando in one run. Playlists: I took my iPod off shuffle and listened to about 6 or 7 albums from start to finish, including 4 live concerts. I ended up with my Blues and Zydeco playlists, arriving in Orlando @ 4:45AM. Also, I use my Garmin GPS and its search engine for certain gas stations, certain eateries and rest stops along my route.
    Keep up the Great Work, Waiting on Martha Team

  • Nice trip

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