Essentials for a Beach Road Trip

This post was inspired by Turo's Road Trip Essentials campaign. Turo (formerly RelayRides) is the nation's largest peer to peer car rental marketplace, with vehicles in over 2,000 cities and 300 airports connecting people who need a car with owners whose vehicles would otherwise go unused. Rent by the day, week, or month. Striving to inspire adventure while putting the world's one billion cars to better use, and also benefit the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced congestion, and reduced dependence on oil.

I'm heading to the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, Florida this week! Vacation is calling my name, I'm so ready to stop worrying about work for a few days and relax under the Florida sun shelling with my toes in the water and a drink in my hand ;) You can be a part of my journey to paradise by following on my Instagram account, @ArtSeaChic.

Last year for my birthday I bought myself a new champagne colored 2013 Honda Accord. My family is pretty loyal to Honda. We've always received excellent maintenance service, the sales guys are better (less pushy) than the majority of the other car brands we've considered, and we find them to be reliable for a great driving experience. I used to have a grey Honda Civic that had an all black interior - talk about the HOTTEST summers ever driving in that car, essh I was determined to get a light interior in the next car after that experience. Luckily my dream came true, ha!

I always keep my car stocked with a few must-haves for when I'm on the road. Some things I just can't live without, some are travel necessities, others are unique to destinations I'm headed to, and some might be easily forgotten if a list isn't made before packing. I'm giving you an exclusive peek into what will actually be with me during my trip!

This is a must-save post to make sure you have the essential for a beach road trip or upcoming summer vacation!

1. Comfy pillow with a beachy tropical fish pillow case handmade by yours truly :)

2. BPA-free aqua reusable water bottle from Contigo

3. ORCA 26 quart cooler from W4 Services LLC

4. Beach Candy Basic towel and Basic Bath towel from Turkish-T by Sue Joyce

5. Straw palm tote bag from Turkish-T by Sue Joyce with a lined cosmetic case in jazzy blooms print by Vera Bradley inside

6. Palm tree tissue holder by Embellish Me Patty V {prototype; not yet available for sale but will be soon within the next month. Leave a comment if your interested in buying one!}

7. AAA Texas membership card

8. Cosi sandals in luggage tan from Juil

9. Isla Morada 580 lens sunglasses from Costa

10. Waterproof housing for iPhone 5 from Watershot

11. Palm tree steering wheel cover by Embellish Me Patty V

12. Container of fresh fruits and lemon slices to pack in the ORCA!

Aside from my Top 12 must-haves, I am always...

...and also, most people who know me well will agree that...

Are you feeling that little urge to get out on the road yet?! I can't wait! For your next trip to the coast, lake, or even a day at the park, use the check-off sheet below that lists many of my other essentials to use as a guide to pack everything you might need.

After I return from Florida, I'll be doing a whole week's worth of recap from my vacation! You won't want to miss that.


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