Favorite road trip travel hacks:✽ A child's travel toothbrush kit. I use a soft toothbrush anyway and I really appreciated the suction cup stand at the end of my kiddie toothbrush (really great for keeping your toothbrush clean on questionable motel sink counters).
✽ Comfortable travel shoes. I mostly wore a comfy pair of moccasins. Not only did they go with all of my outfits, but they were great for walking and they were easy to slip on and off in the car.
✽ A box of wet wipes were really handy for spot-cleaning spills on car seats and clothes.
✽ Protein bars and squeezable fruit and veggie packs. We lived on these! We usually ate these for breakfast and lunch and we were able to save money and keep on driving through the day.
✽ A cooler for keeping meltables and spoilables while you're on desert excursions - especially useful for meds, makeup and protien bars, but also anything else you might want to protect. (It was so hot in the car my husband's flipflops melted. :-/)
✽ A tube of travel sunscreen that clips on the strap of your bag. This was great for refreshing sunscreen while out on a walk. I didn't even have to stop and fish around in my backpack.
✽ Moisturizer - this is something I left behind and regretted! The air is so dry in the Southwest, my hands and face were really missing some lotion.
A few things I fell in love with:✽ California condors
✽ Seeing the sunrise through a motel door peephole
✽ Juniper trees
✽ Hopi Art
✽ Mesas and buttes
✽ Cliff dwellings
✽ Getting up early and hitting the road
✽ Driving through the San Juan Mountains, CO
I'm already itching to go on another road trip, and it looks like there may be more travel on the horizon this year. What are you favorite road trip hacks and road trip loves?