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What You Should Take With You For Long Plane & Car Rides

16 Oct What You Should Take With You For Long Plane & Car Rides

Essential Packing List For Long Plane And Car Rides

Taking long road trips and flights need to be packed for a bit differently than shorter ones. Unless you want to go without essentials or have an uncomfortable trip, you need to take some time in advance to plan a list of necessities to take with you. Whether your long trip is by car or plane, below are some important items to remember to bring with you.


Collapsible Water Bottle

No long trip should be taken without a way to stay properly hydrated. A collapsible water bottle is perfect because it doesn’t take up too much room when not in use. If you are on a flight, the tiny bottles of water you get from the flight attendants just do not get the job done. Ask an attendant nicely if they will fill up your bottle instead.



When going on any trip, especially the longer ones, it is crucial to bring both the medications you need and the ones you want just in case. If you are on any prescriptions, be sure you have enough supplies to last your entire trip. Have your pharmacist fill your medications before you plan to leave. Non-essentials should include over-the-counter pain relievers, allergy medicine and products to help with your stomach. Don’t forget to consider bringing a bottle of Gundry MD total restore. Trips can often lead to fatigue caused by a leaky gut. Total restore can help fix those issues by promoting a healthy, strong gut lining to help you feel energized and comfortable during your trip.


Hand Sanitizer

Airplanes can be filthy and contain countless germs from people all around the world. Likewise, road trips often include stopping at many gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants that can be filled with germs as well. To ward off as many germs and bacteria as possible, wash your hands often and carry some hand sanitizer as a backup. Your hands should be washed with soap and water or sanitized before touching anything that will be put in your mouth.



Whether traveling a long distance by car or airplane, most people will end up becoming bored out of their minds if they fail to bring something to entertain themselves. Books, paper and small crafts can keep you entertained for hours at a time without annoying any passengers nearby. When bringing electronic devices, be sure to remember to pack a charger or backup batteries. Portable chargers for your phone, tablet and reading devices are small and easy to use when you don’t have an outlet nearby.


Baby Wipes

This next item is something you can bring with you on a long trip that will have many uses. You don’t even need to have a baby for the wipes to come in handy. They could be used to wipe your face, your hands and any small messes that are made. They can also be used to help you feel fresh if you don’t have time for a shower. As a bonus, baby wipes can be great to use if you run out of tissues or toilet paper.


Travel Pillows

Sitting for extended periods in a car or on an airplane can be very uncomfortable. A small travel pillow can make a huge difference in how comfortable you will be. They’re great for when you want to take a nap or just rest your head. U-shaped neck pillows for traveling are perfect because they are small and holds in place around your neck while you lean against your seat to rest. If sleep is important to you on your long trip, you need to bring a pillow.


Comfortable Clothes

No long plane or car ride will be comfortable if you’re not dressed in comfortable clothes as well. Your trip is not the time to worry about how trendy or stylish you look. It is more important to be able to wear clothes that allow you to sit comfortably for long periods. Avoid wearing clothing that is too tight to lessen your risk of developing blood clots from sitting too long.


These are just some of the more common necessities travelers should bring with them on long trips. The more you prepare ahead of time, the better your trip will be.

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