7 Ingredients for the Perfect Summer Road Trip


(Last Updated On: July 19, 2017)

 

Road trips are a great way to enjoy the summer. Read on for my 7 Must Haves to create your perfect summer road trip!

Great Destination

Summer is all about the beach, sand, and having some fun under the sun. Of course, make sure to pick a place that you actually want to go to and will have fun in. Don’t go to amusement parks if you don’t like going on rides, and be sure to visit the beach if you love swimming in the ocean! For beach bums like me, definitely try Inflatable Island PH in Subic for an undeniably amazing experience.

 

Comfy Ride of your Life

That perfect summer road trip fun definitely begins in the car. Those bonding moments start on the journey. Crack some jokes, eat some snacks, and of course – don’t forget to have a mini-karaoke session on the way.  It’s the best time to catch up with friends and take a breather when the heat is up. In this super hot weather, it’ll be sweltering inside the car, EVEN WITH THE AC TURNED UP, so make sure to have your cars tinted!

I recommend using 3MTM Automotive Tints, a range of tints that allows you to choose the perfect tint for your lifestyle. Personally, I prefer the 3MTM Black Chrome Tint, their darkest tint, because I value my privacy, and it keeps the heat out!

 

Handy Dandy Camera

Nowadays, we have a great saying that everyone knows that goes, “Pics or it didn’t happen”. Make sure to never forget the perfect summer by keeping your camera close to you to snap those picture-perfect moments. A great tip to get the best photos possible is to always face where the light is. In this day and age, you don’t even need to bring bulky cameras around anymore – smart phones nowadays have really great cameras that are almost on par with the fancy, expensive ones. Another great tip – bring a power bank to ascertain that you get photos from start to finish!

Perfect OOTD

Since we are taking photos, we have to look stunning. Pictures are forever and we don’t want to be remembered as having the worst outfit during the perfect road trip. Because of the scorching heat, you’ll be sweating buckets in a matter of minutes. Dress appropriately and maybe wear comfortable sandals, cute shorts, and a light shirt. An oversized statement shirt tucked into your shorts is the bomb look of 2017 fashion trends!

 

Sunscreen Your Skin

While taking care of your car is important, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too! Wear sunscreen before going out of the house, after getting wet, and reapply every so often. The red-hot temperature will certainly bake your skin if you overlook the importance of sunscreen. In my opinion, those waterproof (i.e. sweat-proof) sunscreens with minimum of SPF 50 work as long as you reapply throughout the day.

 

Best Music on the Road Trip

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Complete the ambiance of the perfect summer road trip by blasting high energy pop music while on the road. I used to make my own playlists when I was younger, downloading a bunch of songs and albums I heard on the radio and mixing them up. Now, we have a lot of great apps that do that for us! Right now, I’m using Spotify to play pre-made playlists. My favorite for road trips? The playlist “Mood Booster”!

 

Greater Companions

Even if you have the best destination, an amazing car ride, and the most stunning OOTD, the road trip would totally suck if you go there with people you don’t enjoy spending time with. People who bring you down and just burst your bubble aren’t good mates to hang out with. Honestly, with the right people you can have the best time of your life just travelling in the car and not doing much else.