Well the cold weather has finally pushed out and it seems like summer is just around the corner. We’ve put together a summer travel packing guide so that you can do a little less stressing before your next road trip, vacation or getaway. Are you ready?! C’mon, let’s go!
Road Trip Essentials:
First off, decide whether you’ll be sleeping in your car, in a hotel, Air BnB’ing it or camping. It’ll impact the kinds and types of gear that you pack. We most often sleep in our van and so have listed here a bunch of gear related to that. We’ve also decided to include some of our favorite camping gear. To learn more about van life specific gear, click HERE.
Exped SIM Comfort Duo Self Inflating Air Mattress – 7.5 – we had the hardest time tracking down this mat. If you’re lucky enough to find one, grab it before it’s gone.
Coleman Triton 2-Burner Propane Stove and Propane
(Don’t want to buy a speaker? No worries. Check out our DIY Speaker Hack).
To see more of our Favorite Running Gear click HERE.
Contact Lens Case and Solution
Miscellaneous Summer Travel Gear:
Camera Gear (To learn more about the photography gear we use click HERE.)
Lighter or matches
Coffee Accessories (Click HERE to see how we make Awesome Camp Coffee.)
Fins / Snorkel / Mask
Skateboard / Surfboard
Wetsuit / Rashguard
Summer Packing Guide Recap
Are you headed to the beach or the lake this summer? Taking a trip to the mountains? Wherever you go, we hope it’s awesome!
Some things to consider regarding our packing guide:
- We are traveling in a Ram ProMaster Van with a Wayfarer Conversion Kit. If you have a bigger rig you’ll obviously be able to bring a lot more stuff. If not, you may be forced to downsize and declutter like we did. Read more about our downsizing process here.
- There’s just two of us. We cut down on the number of things we bring on trips because we can share almost everything except shoes. Oh and because we don’t mind getting a little grungy (read here about how we keep ourselves clean on the road) we’re able to travel with less than most!
- Traveling in the summer allows us to bring a lot less gear than other places and other seasons.
All packed and ready to go but still need a couple of suggestions on where to go and what to do? Click here to see our list of must see and do National Parks! And here to see one of our favorites places on the west coast.
What do you think about our van life summer road trip packing guide recommendations? Still find yourself wondering what to pack for a summer road trip? We’d love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below!