My Perfect Roadtrip Bag

RoadTrip-BlogHop

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Today I am participating in a blog hop with a few of my closest blogging friends. You might be wondering, “What’s a blog hop?” It’s an event where bloggers get together to write content associated with a specific theme – in our case, “My Perfect Roadtrip Bag” – and YOU get to move from one blog to another reading our posts and entering to win our giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.

So, what’s in my bag? I definitely depends on what I am doing but I have had many years to refine it to practically a science! Let’s take a peek:

Andi's Roadtrip Bag
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[Please note that I have added some affiliate links, if there is something that piques your interest, and you end up buying it, I get a few quarters to rub together!]

I’ll move from left to right, and here we go:

Although I don’t always use it (why bother when my hubby takes such awesome photos?), I always bring my camera, a Fujifilm X-E2 and 2 other lenses for macro food shots. I bring my laptop, my iPad (now iPad mini), my iPhone and at least one (generally two) Mophie Powerstation – these are the best and I have turned so many people on to these after I charged their dead phones for them!

Next row from the left:

I used to always have a Moleskine Notebook with me, but after my recent trip to Detroit I now carry around an American made Shinola journal with blog cards tucked into the inner pocket, you never know who you are going to meet! I am totally anal when it comes to pens. I love Sharpie pens and have them everywhere, I am very picky about what I write with!

Those are my digital and analog recording devices next comes food and health! Hotel in-room coffee will rot your gut (or at least it does mine) so my solution for that first cup of coffee while getting ready to start my day is a Starbucks Via packet. I just make hot water with the coffee maker, add the powder and voila!

Next to that are two of my francophile staples. Cans of sardines and Vichy pastilles. Mr. Misadventures and I love sardines and I can’t tell you how many times they have saved us when we were on the run and arriving at our hotel late at night, or finding ourselves on a southwestern road with only fast food joints to choose from. These little guys are delicious and so easy to pack. Vichy pastilles are mints made from the Vichy thermal spa waters. They are said to also have digestive properties as well. My mother-in-law lives in Vichy and sends them by the kilo!

Next I have an assortment of bars: Luna, Clif, Kind. These can be (and often are) a substitute for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner! I have been saved from starvation so many times by these little guys!

Lastly are two items I always have on me. I have them in every bag, my office, my car, everywhere! An old friend who doesn’t blog anymore (I seem to have more and more of those lately) turned me onto digestive enzymes about six years ago and they have totally changed my life. From over-indulging, to bad food, to fried food, traveling (or just normal every day eating) can be hard on the stomach and I take Rainbow Light Advanced Enzymes at every meal and sometimes in between. I also carry a French over-the-counter medicine called efferalgan which does wonders for my migraines.

So that’s it. The contents of my roadtrip bag! Now let’s do some hopping!

The Rules:

For the prize #1 you must leave at least one comment on one of the participating blogs to enter. Additional entries via commenting on other blogs in the hop are available to you. This means each person is eligible for 8 entries (because there are 8 participating bloggers).

For the prize #2 you must “follow” at least one blogger on Instagram. Additional entries via “following” the other bloggers in the hop are available to you. This means each person is eligible for 8 entries (because there are 8 participating bloggers).

There will be one unique winner for the grand prize and one unique winner for the second prize. The giveaway runs trough March 8, 11:59 p.m. PST.

PRIZES ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE TO SHIP TO THE U.S. AND CANADA.

BlogHop-Prize1

(1) Kindle Fire [Fire HD 6, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Black] AND
(1) Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Backpack This backpack features a locking main compartment and a zippered front pocket that fits an iPad® mini. The main compartment includes two padded pockets to protect your laptop (up to 15.4”) and iPad® or tablet.

The wall organizer stores 5 credit cards and a passport. A zippered mesh pocket is also included. The RFID blocking technology prevents identity theft by stopping readers from picking up personal data from your ID, credit cards, and passport. The back side includes a zippered pocket to store your smartphone and other small objects. The back and straps are padded for extra comfort. There is one water bottle pocket on the side.

Here is a list of the participating blogs and their posts:

Katie of Domestiphobia

Esther of Local Adventurer

Christina of Christina’s Cucina

Tamara of We 3 Travel

Brianna of Casual Travelist

Colleen of Colleen Brynn Travels

Jenna of This is My Happiness

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BlogHop-Prize2

(1) Kindle Fire [Fire HD 6, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Black] AND
(1) Travelon Anti-Theft React™ Medium Crossbody Bag. Built with slash-proof construction and an adjustable, cut-proof shoulder strap that can secure to a post or chair, this bag contains locking compartments, RFID blocking card and passport slots, a rear zip pocket, and a mesh expansion water bottle holder. The main compartment is big enough for an iPad or tablet, and it includes a tethered key clip with LED light.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for participating in the “My Perfect Roadtrip Bag” Bloghop. I hope you had fun and got to visit blogs you haven’t read before and are inspired to continue reading!

 

 

283 Comments

  1. Kelly Rodriguez
    February 23, 2015

    I also carry a Moleskine. It’s great for notes, places I want to remember, numbers, receipts….anything you want to remember. Great collection!

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  2. Colleen Brynn
    February 23, 2015

    Thank you for including me in this blog hop! It’s been fun working on it.
    I particularly like your approach from a medical standpoint… it’s true: road trips can be tough on tummies!

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  3. Cacinda Maloney
    February 23, 2015

    Great collection! I would take it all…books, chargers, music, a camera and granola bars!

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  4. Carol Robbins
    February 23, 2015

    I’ve never heard of those enzymes – some good tips here. I love the sardines and protein bar suggestions.

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  5. Tamara @ We3Travel
    February 23, 2015

    Great idea on the enzymes! I’m also a big fan of the Mophie Powerstation.

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  6. Kayla Kiteley
    February 23, 2015

    I would definitely pack a camera! That is a must. And energy or granola bars. They are small to pack and are great little snacks while on the road.

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  7. Abbe Brown
    February 23, 2015

    The mophie is a must for any road trip bag! I almost always have one on my phone.

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  8. Audrey
    February 23, 2015

    Great ideas! I’m also a big fan of the Luna bars when we travel and the kids CLIF bars are great too!

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  9. alyssa
    February 23, 2015

    Great packing! I wish so much that I could take a camera like that with me when I travel.

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  10. Carol Cassara
    February 23, 2015

    I love a good road trip. Good packing ideas!

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  11. Tami
    February 23, 2015

    I love Sharpie pens! I have to hide my set from my kiddos.

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  12. Doreen McGettigan
    February 23, 2015

    What a great blog hop idea. I’m getting ready to go to BAM and then Bike Week. These are all great packing tips.

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  13. Deborah
    February 23, 2015

    Oooh, I need to check into those enzymes. The worst part of travel is wanting to eat all the food but getting stomachaches because it’s not what you are used to eating!

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  14. Tam Warner Minton
    February 23, 2015

    The enzymes are more important than anyone can guess. I became dehydrated in Myanmar…NOT fun.

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  15. nicole dziedzic
    February 23, 2015

    If I were to build the perfect roadtrip bag the one item from Andi’s bag I would include is the sharpie pens,

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  16. A.M.
    February 23, 2015

    I would pick the Mophie Powerstation from Andi’s bag.

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  17. Lauren
    February 23, 2015

    I’d always bring my camera, too. That’s the one thing that I take everywhere with me when I’m traveling about!

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  18. Shawna
    February 23, 2015

    I am a horrible road trip person(I get so antsy) so I usually sleep to make the time go quicker. I always have my camera on hand and chargers are a must! Is there a benefit to having a power station? Our truck has a billion USB slots but, I do love new gadgets!

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  19. Jeannine
    February 23, 2015

    I also love granola bars & lately am hooked on Quest protein bars thanks to my trainer. They are a meal in a neatly wrapped package. Cinnamon roll is so yummy!

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  20. Tatyana Pashnyak
    February 23, 2015

    Luna bars are the best! Love them! I have wanted Kindle for so long but can’t afford it, so thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

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  21. Heather
    February 23, 2015

    I pretty much take my camera with me everywhere. I can’t live without it! it’s definitely a road trip must-have!

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  22. Tracey
    February 23, 2015

    I’m a physician so I always pack Tylenol, antibiotics, hand wipes and a sense of humor. I found you via This Is My Happiness.

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  23. Heather
    February 23, 2015

    I am hearing more and more about the digestive enzymes…..I am going to have to look into that. Especially for this summer when we do some traveling! I also love to pack some granola bars and snacks!

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  24. Cheryl Nicholl
    February 23, 2015

    I love your ‘bag’! The only thing missing for me would be one of those little bottles of vodka! I collect them at 30,000 feet. Good Travels!

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  25. Deb Harmon
    February 23, 2015

    I’d love to try that Shinola notebook thingy and I LOVE Sharpies too!!

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  26. Belinda McNabb
    February 23, 2015

    the camera for sure is a must. I have had bad dreams before trips that I have forgotten the camera

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  27. Carolann
    February 23, 2015

    Got some good ideas thank you! I love my morphie and take it everywhere. Great blog hop thank you!

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  28. valrie theberge
    February 23, 2015

    I would put in my bag a camera.

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  29. Kristie
    February 23, 2015

    I love that crossover bag sooo much!! I never travel without a fresh journal! I cherish the ones I write in when I get home. And an extra pen. Plus, I never leave home (ever) without a book.

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  30. Breanna
    February 23, 2015

    Wow! What a great giveaway you have going on here! 🙂 I love your roadtrip bag – especially the camera 😉

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  31. Adelynn Lovellette
    February 23, 2015

    Definitely the Mophie Powerstation!

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  32. Ash L
    February 23, 2015

    I’d bring a camera, phone and portable charger. The charger is so slim and easy to carry.

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  33. Lois Alter Mark
    February 23, 2015

    I love seeing what’s in my friends’ bags! You know I now carry my Shinola notebook, too, and I usually have a Jenny Craig bar with me. However, you will never find sardines in my bag!

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  34. Wehaf
    February 23, 2015

    The migraine medicine is a great idea! Migraines are dreadful any time, but especially during a trip.

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  35. Michelle H
    February 23, 2015

    You definitely look prepared for anywhere your trip might take you. My always-in-the bag items are ink pens-lots of ink pens, a water bottle, and lots of coins.

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  36. Jenn @ hellorigby!
    February 23, 2015

    What a great travel bag & giveaway! I would pick the Mophie Powerstation! I don’t have one (yet!) but really need to get one for travel.

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  37. steve weber
    February 23, 2015

    take tape, and string, you never know if you’;ll need it for anything.

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  38. Lucie Aidart
    February 24, 2015

    A camera is a must of course!

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  39. I always bring my DSLR, iPad, kindle or book, iPhone and tea.

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  40. Natalie
    February 24, 2015

    I would definitely pack the camera because I love to take pictures.

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  41. jennifer
    February 24, 2015

    What about a travel guide book? With lots of photossss 🙂

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  42. [email protected] Crafty
    February 24, 2015

    I love Sharpie pens- in fact I need to go get some more! Great giveaway!

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  43. Taralyn
    February 24, 2015

    I would for sure have my cell phone charger!

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  44. Jennifer Mallon
    February 24, 2015

    The digestive enzymes is such a great idea. Long road trips typically involve fast-food which can really upset the stomach.

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  45. Abby Flynn
    February 24, 2015

    I have been eyeing Mophie’s for awhile now! Kind of seems like the perfect thing to ask for as a Christmas gift.
    Sounds like your bag might get a little heavy, but you’ve definitely got the packing thing down to a science! I’m still working on getting there, but this is pretty inspiring. 🙂

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  46. Susan R
    February 24, 2015

    Do you have any suggestions for sardines? The only ones I’ve found that I like are either fresh ones you get from a delicatessen or canned that are too expensive (usually $30 a can).

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    1. Andi Fisher
      February 25, 2015

      @Susan, we don’t pay $30 a can but we do pay $8. We get ours at specialty markets – Italian, French, Spanish/Portuguese, also Sur la Table carries them. Looking on Amazon I see a few Portuguese ones that are $15/$16 which is half of $30 but still expensive! What area do you live in?

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  47. Robin M
    February 24, 2015

    I’d take the J Pillow with me.

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  48. md kennedy
    February 24, 2015

    My perfect road trip bag has a small notebook as well (Moleskine is my favorite). I’ve also recently added to the notebook a handy-dandy bobino slim-pen – very convenient and stays right in the book cover – and it is flat!

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  49. Caroline | carolinescooking
    February 24, 2015

    Sounds a fun idea for a blog hop, can’t wait to see the others. I am with you on camera, snacks and various other technology, although sadly these days mine is mainly things like little trains, books and a kindle for my son to watch on the plane!

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  50. Susana Slais
    February 24, 2015

    Love the Travelon backpack! It would be lovely to use it for my next trip to Peru! 🙂

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  51. Brian
    February 24, 2015

    I can’t travel without my camera.

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  52. @Travelpanties
    February 24, 2015

    Love this idea! And love the rest of the suggestions–except the sardines. haha. Can’t get on board with those! Or on the road with those I should say!

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  53. Brianna
    February 24, 2015

    I’m a huge fan of probiotics, especially on the road. They are a lifesaver when I’ve indulged in one too many roadside eats.

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  54. Jenn
    February 24, 2015

    I am so picky with my writing utensils as well. I too love Sharpie pens !

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  55. Lauraleigh
    February 24, 2015

    A good notebook and a pen that writes well are a must for me too! I rarely leave home without them! 🙂

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  56. Amie
    February 24, 2015

    I would pack the iPad Mini

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  57. Christina
    February 24, 2015

    Definitely the Moleskine Notebook and very fine Sharpie! (I do actually pack these when I travel. 🙂 )

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  58. Erika JM
    February 24, 2015

    I would take some LUNA bars with me. They are always good in a pinch.

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  59. Gabrielle
    February 24, 2015

    Like you, I have to have my iPad mini. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of the tech era – I can keep up with the world I’m escaping, take notes on my travels, even take pictures if it’s all I have handy.

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  60. Ronald G
    February 24, 2015

    iPhone…it can get you out of a lot of bad situations

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  61. H Gwen
    February 24, 2015

    Between the camera and the notebook it’s hard to decide but I think I’d have to pick the camera. Any road trip needs one and in my opinion, almost any day or event needs one too! I don’t ever get mad for taking too many pictures, only when I forget my camera and take none! With digital room to take as many as you want, why not?

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  62. Shakeia Rieux
    February 25, 2015

    I would include the Fujifilm X-E2 camera and 2 other lenses and the laptop

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  63. anne
    February 25, 2015

    I would bring my camera to capture all the moments!

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  64. Paula V
    February 25, 2015

    I’d take the assortment of bars from your bag.

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  65. sandra
    February 25, 2015

    I would bring my phone as well in case of emergency

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  66. Kelly Maxwell
    February 25, 2015

    I would absolutely have to have a camera in my road trip bag.

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  67. Alison Gibb
    February 25, 2015

    I won’t pick one of the obvious big ticket items when commenting on you’r blog post because I found a simularity between you and I. I am also insane about what I write with. Sharpies! Only Sharpies! I have them everywhere, as well!!

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  68. Sheila M.
    February 25, 2015

    I like the idea of the portable charger, and I’d include an Ipad, camera, snacks, and a water bottle.

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  69. Suzanne Lamoutte
    February 25, 2015

    I love that bag!

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  70. Jess Benoit
    February 25, 2015

    I would include the Kindle LOL

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  71. Robert Grieco
    February 25, 2015

    Sweet Stuff!!

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  72. Barb Stenby
    February 25, 2015

    i would definitely bring my Cannon camera with two lenses

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  73. Barb Stenby
    February 25, 2015

    hand sanitizer is a must!

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  74. Oliver
    February 25, 2015

    Mostly just a phone!

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  75. Dixie Neitzel
    February 25, 2015

    Great prize package!! I would love to win this!!

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  76. Tammy
    February 25, 2015

    Always my camera

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  77. sharon h
    February 25, 2015

    I would need the granola bars so I don’t get Hangry!

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  78. Danielle Papsis
    February 25, 2015

    I’d pick the cellphone over the camera just out of necessity.

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  79. CHRISTINA PETERS
    February 25, 2015

    Definitely need my phone.

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  80. Debra S
    February 25, 2015

    I think the one thing I would love the best from your pic of travel items would be the Bars and the power station! Funny how we are so dependent on our phones and such now…………

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  81. L.D
    February 25, 2015

    Granola bars or trail mix are always good

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  82. Irene Newstead
    February 25, 2015

    I would definitely pack Imitrex formy migraine headaches

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  83. Cassie Korando
    February 25, 2015

    I definitely need my cell phone, which I use for pictures as well. I’m always carrying at least 2 additional charging cases or portable chargers as well!

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  84. Alysia H
    February 25, 2015

    I think I would include the charging bank…they really are so helpful! 🙂

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  85. Daniel M
    February 25, 2015

    been wanting to try some enzymes

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  86. Abby Lindsay
    February 25, 2015

    I have hungry boys and men in my family so I would carry protein bars (Luna or other)

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  87. Norma M.
    February 25, 2015

    Luna bars and Cliff bars! An absolute must have when I go on roadtrips or adventures. Go to Costco and get them in bulk!

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  88. Patrick Siu
    February 25, 2015

    i would include a camera too

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  89. Camille
    February 25, 2015

    Great list! I love taking bars with me because I am definitely the type to get “hangry.” There are always a few stashed in my bag. Cliff Bars are great, but I also love ProBars and 22 Days bars. 🙂

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  90. Betsy Dillon
    February 25, 2015

    The camera would be a MUST. 🙂

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  91. Eric R
    February 25, 2015

    Mophie Powerstation for my phone and tablet

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  92. Ellen Watkins
    February 25, 2015

    I would definitely pack the camera!

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  93. Alicia Boarts
    February 25, 2015

    I always have excedrin and snack bars. Even I’d it’s just a drive to work

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  94. Cokie Evans
    February 25, 2015

    I would have to agree with the camera although mine is not as nice as yours but my samsung takes wonderful pictures and it’s so much nicer than using my phone.

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  95. Becky
    February 25, 2015

    I would love to have a nice camera again! I don’t care what people say, the phone cameras can’t compare to a good camera!!

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  96. Anita Duvall
    February 25, 2015

    I agree with the snacks. Mr. Duvall and I MUST have lots of snacks on our Road Trips. (No Sardines Allowed Though!)

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  97. Edward Phillips
    February 25, 2015

    The camera and power bars

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  98. Narinder Chana
    February 25, 2015

    The charger for all the devices. Always take emergency snacks.

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  99. diane
    February 25, 2015

    the power charger

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  100. Karissab
    February 25, 2015

    Camera and some great music!

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  101. Sara B.
    February 25, 2015

    I’d take the enzymes recommended.

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  102. Tonya Atkinson
    February 25, 2015

    The perfect item would definitely have to be a camera

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  103. iamalighthouse
    February 25, 2015

    I’d want to bring the Clif bars!

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  104. Carolsue
    February 25, 2015

    I would pack the Morphie Power Station — I always need to charge something!

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  105. Kimberly M.
    February 25, 2015

    I would definitely have the digestive enzymes in my bag. When I travel it seems I eat things I normally wouldn’t at home and it messes with my stomach so they would be a must have.

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  106. Christina O
    February 25, 2015

    I would have my credit card.

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  107. Amy C.
    February 25, 2015

    I would definitely include the granola bars! They would keep me alert and my belly happy!

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  108. Pamela Gurganus
    February 25, 2015

    If I were to build the perfect roadtrip bag, one item from Andi’s bag I would include is the Fujifilm X-E2.

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  109. D.Petch
    February 25, 2015

    A camera is absolutely necessary.

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  110. Minta Boggs
    February 25, 2015

    The camera as I’m always taking pictures

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  111. Alouise
    February 25, 2015

    I’m a writer so I definitely would have to take a notebook and some pens with me, as well as my tablet and my phone.

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  112. Anne Marie Carter
    February 25, 2015

    The camera and the phone charger would be a must.

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  113. Carrie Chance
    February 25, 2015

    Great choices! I wouldn’t go anywhere without the notebook and a pen

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  114. gretchen luper
    February 25, 2015

    i would have to have snacks including drinks

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  115. gretchen luper
    February 25, 2015

    always my phone

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  116. Marla Jones
    February 25, 2015

    kindle fire my last one was stolen

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  117. Marla Jones
    February 25, 2015

    camera

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  118. sarah
    February 26, 2015

    Great post and list! As a fellow blogger I don’t go anywhere without a camera and notepad. You never know when inspiration will strike!

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  119. Judy G
    February 26, 2015

    the camera

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  120. Penny Struebig
    February 26, 2015

    Great stuff in your bag. And great bag — the backpack looks like it would be great to have on trips.

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  121. Alli
    February 26, 2015

    My sunglasses to keep those wrinkles at bay, my Kindle and my iPhone are always with me on a road trip. I like what’s in your bag, too.

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  122. nickie
    February 26, 2015

    I would choose the Mophie Powerstation from Andi’s bag.

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  123. Angelic Sinova
    February 26, 2015

    LOVE this link up and Giveaway! I love traveling and do so quite often. I love taking my camera, iPad and a few snacks everywhere I go <3

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  124. Akila Narayanan
    February 26, 2015

    Great Collection.. Probably all the items in the list, coz its similar to mine. I usually pack the slr, some books to read, ipod, road snacks, notebook & pen, iphone, chargers, medicines, etc..

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  125. Shawna Chapman
    February 26, 2015

    Road trip must have: CREDIT CARDS! 😀

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  126. denise low
    February 26, 2015

    It would have to be the nice backpack.

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  127. Katriza
    February 26, 2015

    We’ll be taking a roadtrip in August so this is great for getting prepared! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Nikki @ MBAsahm
    February 26, 2015

    Wow! what great ideas! I’m definitely going to have to try this stuff out. I am usually SOOOO unprepared…and basically drink whatever coffee is given to me, lol! <3

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  129. Laura
    February 26, 2015

    Great giveaway! I always have some sort of snack for me and my kids. We love the fig bars from Costco!

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  130. Candice
    February 26, 2015

    Great list. I would definitely agree with the assortment of bars, Luna Bars are my favorite.

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  131. Lisa Smith
    February 26, 2015

    The health bars are something I would include in a road trip bag. I’m also considering the Rainbow Light Advanced Enzyme System, since I have terrible digestive issues.

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  132. Sagan
    February 26, 2015

    Wow, awesome prizes!
    Love your roadtrip bag, too. Camera + journal + snacks are a must!!

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  133. Tori
    February 26, 2015

    I like to carry snack bars with me as well… I always seem to get hungry at the most inopportune times!

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  134. Cat @ Pocketful of Posies
    February 26, 2015

    I love the anti- theft bags! I had no idea such a product even existed.

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  135. Linda Moffitt
    February 26, 2015

    Mine would have the pens I LOVE PENS!!!! My Hubby even calls me a Pen Whore LOL

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  136. Bailey K.
    February 26, 2015

    Thanks for co-hosting this giveaway! I absolutely love road trips and we usually take our dogs with us, so we always have stuff in our bags for them as well! 🙂 I like your idea of bringing along a notebook.

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  137. theresa J
    February 26, 2015

    Moleskine for sure to journal about the trip

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  138. susan quackenbush
    February 26, 2015

    What a great list. Makes me want to get up and go travel somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

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  139. Dogvills
    February 26, 2015

    I always bring my Kindle with me. It is very hand and fits in my purse. Thank you for the chance to win another one. My son wants one

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  140. linda w.
    February 26, 2015

    i would definitely need my camera and some snack foods.

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  141. Sarah S
    February 26, 2015

    Thanks for introducing me to some new blogs! I love this road trip post. I’d have to say that from your bag, I couldn’t live without my iPhone. I love the idea that I can drive in any direction and explore, with the confidence that my gps can still save me if I need it 🙂

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  142. Local Adventurer
    February 26, 2015

    I would have never thought to pack a can of sardines! we’ll definitely have to try that next time. 🙂 we have packed those tuna salad packages with crackers before while hiking. before!

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  143. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    February 26, 2015

    All great choices! I’m especially fond of Moleskine notebooks – they’re the best! 🙂

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  144. Jamie
    February 26, 2015

    Your bag looks great! I think I could pick it up and go and be fine!!

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  145. Leah
    February 26, 2015

    I love those Sharpies, too! That’s what I would bring, I mean a writing implement is always handy!

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  146. carol clark
    February 26, 2015

    Fujifilm X-E2 is what id pick for my bag

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  147. husnah khan
    February 26, 2015

    I would want to take the Shinola journal with me.

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  148. Jeanae
    February 26, 2015

    My camera, phone, and tablet are always nearby. I would also have to include snacks, and a water bottle. My son’s roadtrip gear typically takes up the entire backseat!

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  149. robyn donnelly
    February 26, 2015

    I would carry water bottle and snacks and and sunglasses.

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  150. Edmond
    February 26, 2015

    Re: WOW, I luv the Moleskine notebooks Divine. . OMG. Wow, prize kindle is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the kindle to read, work and eat again.

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  151. Echo
    February 26, 2015

    Very nice bag! I always like to carry something to nibble on in my bag. A snack mix or a protein bar is usually my go to!

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  152. Stephen
    February 26, 2015

    I really hope I win 😀 I love road trips!

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  153. Sam
    February 26, 2015

    Great list! I love molskine notebooks and sharpies too! There is just something so satisfying about a nice notebook.

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  154. Angela Christoper
    February 27, 2015

    that’s awesome giveaway!! Looks very awesome roadtrip bag.

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  155. Lana Bradstream
    February 27, 2015

    Definitely the camera

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  156. colleen long
    February 27, 2015

    In my bag I would definitely take some energy bars

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  157. Jennifer
    February 27, 2015

    I always carry a tumbler, loose leaf tea and a tea ball. I like to have hot tea on road trips!

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  158. Katie
    February 27, 2015

    I find that a camera is *must* for a road trip! And any kind of trip. You know what? It’s a must for life in general.

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  159. Heather Johnson
    February 27, 2015

    I always bring my camera when we go places. Love taking photos!

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  160. kira
    February 27, 2015

    The camera is a necessity for me because, like my father, I love to capture the world around me in a way you can always enjoy even after its’ time has passed.

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  161. Lisa Johnston
    February 27, 2015

    Sardines, everyone in our family loves them and they are quick and easy.

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  162. amy smeltzer
    February 27, 2015

    I love that you bring Luna and Cliff bars. I like trying all different brands and flavors of them. I think Kind bars are my favorite.

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  163. Heather Johnson
    February 27, 2015

    A power station is a must have when traveling as well

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  164. Nicole Opfer
    February 27, 2015

    I love Clif bars and they are a must during road trips!

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  165. sherry fundin
    February 27, 2015

    I don’t go anywhere without a camera, so that is #1 on my list.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  166. Jeanne
    February 27, 2015

    Music, phone, pillow and blanket!

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  167. Leela
    February 27, 2015

    The J Pillow.

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  168. michelle k.
    February 27, 2015

    I would take sunscreen too

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  169. lauren
    February 27, 2015

    great giveaways! And i love everything you have in your bag 🙂 Those are important things for being on the road 🙂

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  170. Christine A
    February 27, 2015

    I would take the Mophie Powerstation to charge my phone. I’ve only recently tried Kind bars and I love them.

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  171. Rust
    February 27, 2015

    I’d carry lots of Luna bars. Love them!

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  172. Life as a Convert
    February 27, 2015

    This is a great list! A camera is on my list as well as snacks and drinks too.

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  173. Judy Schechter
    February 27, 2015

    I would pack the Mophie Power Station because my tablets are always dying on me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  174. Liz
    February 27, 2015

    The Shinola journal

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  175. belinda bell
    February 27, 2015

    snacks and some water

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  176. Sharon Kay Sweeney
    February 27, 2015

    Entering #2 to win it…thanks for the opportunities to win.

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  177. Tina F
    February 27, 2015

    My camera and phone BUT I need my tea always 🙂 Great ideas to pack

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  178. Susie
    February 27, 2015

    Love, love, love this blog! I am an independent hair stylist who created her salon around a Parisian/vacation theme! Love your travel goodies but I would travel no where without my iPad mini, gluten-free snacks and a homemade scrapbook journal with crafting goodies.. also with a Sharpie pen (I prefer the extra fine tip!). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  179. Cindy Boyd
    February 28, 2015

    I love both bags you show, but I think the cross body would suit my needs best. I carry fiber bars and Sharpie pens and so many other little items depending on where the journey takes me and who goes with me. The contents are totally different if we have Foster kids with us as that changes our needs…..drastically!! LOL

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  180. Brigitte B
    February 28, 2015

    I am totally “Old School” so I would also include Sharpeie Pens in my road trip bag. After all pens don’t need a battery or need to be re-charged.

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  181. Rebecca C.
    February 28, 2015

    I don’t know which of the bags I want to win more. they’re both great!

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  182. Alana
    February 28, 2015

    I also carry an assortment of bars with me at all times. They are key for placating hungry toddlers (and hungry mamas too)!

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  183. tammigirl
    February 28, 2015

    I would carry the Moleskine with me – I carry one all the time and keep it on my bedside table. It’s a special one from a VIP bag from a Leonard Cohen concert (I snagged it off ebay – I didn’t get mega expensive concert tickets!) It’s one of my prized possessions! I love it so much I mostly write on post-its and put them in the notebook. I know, I know – I’m weird.

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  184. susan king
    February 28, 2015

    I can’t play !! I don’t have a phone that supports instagram and when I tried to set it up on the computer I made such a mess !! Have fun all of you that can play ! Good luck !!

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  185. Jennifer Reed
    February 28, 2015

    I too have suffered from travel eating so I am really interested in the Rainbow Light Advanced Enzymes for digestion aid.

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  186. sarah s
    February 28, 2015

    I love Luna bars so I would take those too, the Morphie Powerstation and enzymes are also a good idea to bring along on a roadtrip.

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  187. Christine Gallagher
    March 1, 2015

    mine would definitely be laptop or tablet

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  188. louise
    March 1, 2015

    J’amènerais dans mon sac un téléphone car on ne sait jamais ce qui peut arriver.

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  189. Heather Sell
    March 1, 2015

    The camera! I don’t like to go anywhere on a trip without one to snap photos of my adventures.

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  190. Amelia Drew
    March 1, 2015

    I would also bring my camera- gotta have photos!

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  191. Dawn Monzu
    March 1, 2015

    Ok…for sure I would have to bring my phone with me! My phone is the LG G2, kinda old…but I love it! Cannot live without it! I also was thinking, my blood sugar gets low sometimes so I would have to have some kind of energy. Those Clif bars are amazing for this!

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  192. Lisa Coomer Queen
    March 1, 2015

    These are great. The laptop would be a must have for me! Thanks!

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  193. nancy munson
    March 2, 2015

    I would bring a camera

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  194. Tiia
    March 2, 2015

    Great bag!! I always carry a notebook these days, too… love keeping travel diaries! I’m like a kid with it, I make doodles, glue receipts and all kinds of things in there 🙂

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  195. Andrea Nugent (@poshmoma)
    March 2, 2015

    Great giveaway… thanks!

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  196. Christine
    March 2, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this. My road trip bag changes depending on where we go but these are great ideas!

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  197. Yvonne
    March 2, 2015

    I would also take it all: books, chargers, music, a camera and granola bars! For my travels I need to have a pen and a book that I can write in.

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  198. Jennifer Pellicone
    March 2, 2015

    My road trip bag would also include KIND bars. They are a must!

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  199. anna
    March 2, 2015

    I would pack a camera!

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  200. Jaclyn Anne
    March 2, 2015

    Now I am really itching for a road trip!!

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  201. Kim Poole
    March 2, 2015

    I would definitely bring my cell phone.

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  202. Chantelle Walker
    March 2, 2015

    Camera is my #1 item when packing for any type of trip so I would choose that from your bag first.

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  203. RobRob
    March 2, 2015

    Good road trip kit. Like you have the digestives everywhere, I pack ginger chews everywhere. There’s almost always one in my pocket, with a supply in the car, the desk, the house… They help settle the tummy, alleviate “Taco Bell Breath” and are just yummy.

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  204. Tammy Woodall
    March 3, 2015

    I would include a Camera and extra Lenses.

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  205. Manuela
    March 3, 2015

    It has to be my camera! I love to take pictures. And what’s better to save those memories than LOTS of pictures and videos?!? xo

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  206. Che_170
    March 3, 2015

    I NEVER go anywhere without my iPhone. This way I can either take pictures or take films! Love it!

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  207. Tracy C
    March 3, 2015

    I’m a big fan of Sharpies too, and I never leave my iPad behind.–all my books, crossword puzzles, calendars, guidebooks and internet pastimes in one neat little package! The best way to pass a few hours in an airport or find a restaurant…

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  208. Amelia
    March 3, 2015

    Camera is a must at all times. Lucky you that your hubby takes pictures, I have to draft strangers now and then so I can be in the photo!

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  209. Notorious SPinks
    March 4, 2015

    This looks like a nice traveling kit. Mine looks a bit like this but with a lot more snacks though. LOL!

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  210. k_sam
    March 4, 2015

    Love my travelon crossbody bag – it fits just what I need for the plane, isn’t too heavy for daily travel use, and it’s gone tons of security features!

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  211. Crystal Sell
    March 4, 2015

    Definitely the camera! Gotta have awesome pics.:)

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  212. Joy | The Joyful Foodie
    March 4, 2015

    I always have at least one camera on me plus extra batteries. Nothing sadder than being somewhere beautiful only to have your camera run out of juice! I’m totally looking into that powerstation now. When my daughter is cranky she can run down an iphone battery pretty quickly. 😛

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  213. Howard G.
    March 4, 2015

    The camera would be the first thing I would pack. I don’t have extra lenses though.

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  214. Stacy
    March 4, 2015

    I would include the migraine medicine! Unfortunately I am prone to them and only certain things will work once I have one!

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  215. sheila ressel
    March 4, 2015

    I would also take some Kind bars.

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  216. Jacob B
    March 4, 2015

    I would definitely take my iPad (I LOVE the iPad mini!) Then I could keep writing songs like an artist on tour. Ha ha.

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  217. Ellen Lagergren
    March 4, 2015

    I would make sure I packed the camera.

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  218. krista lafave
    March 5, 2015

    gotta have the camera to keep all those memories!

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  219. Jaclyn Anne
    March 5, 2015

    Great selections! I would def bring the notebook as well! I love writing travel logs 🙂

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  220. Nicole Carter (Weasley)
    March 5, 2015

    I think the camera is a must! You can never have enough pictures and memories!

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  221. Dorothy Boucher
    March 5, 2015

    I can not leave home without this baby 🙂 camera 🙂 Fujifilm X-E2 and reusable water bottle

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  222. Dawn Monroe
    March 5, 2015

    I would include the camera because you have to have memory pictures and pictures for your friends and family to view, whether they want to or nit.

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  223. twinkie
    March 5, 2015

    I would take the Shinola journal.

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  224. Melissa
    March 5, 2015

    Definitely the pillow.

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  225. Mary Reis
    March 5, 2015

    Looks like two amazing prizes!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  226. Mary Reis
    March 5, 2015

    Definitely would add a camera. Must document all trips!

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  227. Birdiebee
    March 5, 2015

    The snacks are a must have for any road trip.

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  228. Wendi
    March 5, 2015

    for sure i would make sure there is a camera great one to have!!!

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  229. Kathy Church
    March 5, 2015

    I would pack the ipad or ipad mini. If I had sardines in my bag I would give them to you! LOL!

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  230. Jennifer Herman
    March 5, 2015

    I would need the audiobooks!

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  231. Margot C
    March 5, 2015

    I’m with you on almost all of that stuff. I also take some Melatonin for when I’m hyped and excited and can’t sleep but really should sleep. Still, the sardines, I dunno about that.

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  232. Debbie Menconi
    March 6, 2015

    I would have to have me that Mophie Power Station, for sure!! It would really come in handy for the trips I am planning!!! 🙂

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  233. Candice M
    March 6, 2015

    My camera is a road trip must have.

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  234. Jessica
    March 6, 2015

    I find there’s always the trick balance of bringing everything you might need and bringing WAAAY too much, HAHAH! With kids, I always make sure to have wipes and band-aids through.

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  235. Jessica
    March 6, 2015

    And a camera. Definitely a camera

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  236. Emily
    March 6, 2015

    I must try the digestive enzymes you talk about above. Thanks for the info! And I definitely agree with you about the hotel coffee rotting your gut, that stuff, no matter where, is pretty much the worst part of any trip . Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog hop.. Happy travels

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  237. nipa
    March 6, 2015

    I would definitely have camera in my bag

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  238. Mary O'Malley
    March 6, 2015

    This is a great post. I absolutely would bring a camera with me on a road trip. I’m loving all the items on this list.

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  239. Ayesha
    March 6, 2015

    great giveaway! :0

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  240. Love the contents of your perfect travel bag, Andi! I’ll road trip with you anytime! 🙂

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  241. Laurie Nykaza
    March 7, 2015

    I just love the Shinola journal to write in and keep track of my adventures. I often like to write info on the pictures I take so this is perfect to take notes on. Like all the colors it comes in too.

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  242. jimmy ben
    March 7, 2015

    I would carry water bottle and snacks and and sunglasses.

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  243. Megan C.
    March 7, 2015

    I have to have the Rainbow Light Advanced Enzymes. Every time I travel I have to try the local food but it always tears my stomach up.

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  244. Julie Murphy
    March 7, 2015

    I like to have hard candy on hand.

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  245. Jane R.
    March 7, 2015

    These bags look fabulous! I would always pack a neck pillow (inflatable), and moleskin for sore feet!

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  246. Susan Smith
    March 7, 2015

    I’d pick the cellphone, snacks, water and a camera

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  247. Allie
    March 7, 2015

    I would bring my phone!

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  248. shana
    March 7, 2015

    Starbucks coffee!

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  249. shadowluvs2read
    March 7, 2015

    I love your camera! Its a must take with me too. I love to take pictures of everything! Capturing beautiful memories! 🙂

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  250. Laura P.
    March 7, 2015

    Bars are really great for road trips and I really like the Luna bars.

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  251. angela smith
    March 8, 2015

    camera is a must anywhere you go

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  252. Lauren E.
    March 8, 2015

    If I went on a road trip I’d love to bring luna & clif bars

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  253. Linda
    March 8, 2015

    A Camera.

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  254. Amanda Sakovitz
    March 8, 2015

    Definitely a journal!

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  255. Trish
    March 8, 2015

    Definitely my iPad — I take it in my roundtrip bag!

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  256. Maria Ruiz
    March 8, 2015

    Love Luna Bars–especially the Lemon Zest flavor. And food enzymes make a world of difference for my tummy, too:)

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  257. Albert Ruis
    March 8, 2015

    Since I’m a film buff, love the camera and Mophie power station.

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  258. dv8
    March 8, 2015

    I’d bring my iPhone because I’d probably get lost at some point.

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  259. Bailey Dexter
    March 8, 2015

    I would love to carry the Mophie Powerstation from Andi’s bag this is something I never think of!

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  260. maria griffin
    March 8, 2015

    Can’t travel without camera. It’s is an unwritten rule. I’ll see something great and no camera. Lesson learned.

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  261. Kimarie Stebbins
    March 8, 2015

    I had no idea they make anti theft bags like this. I should look into it for my next european vacation.

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  262. Amanda M
    March 8, 2015

    I would pack a camera, notebook, and pens!!

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  263. Angela P.
    March 8, 2015

    A camera is definitely a must-have. You have to capture those memories.

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  264. velder dixon
    March 8, 2015

    have to have my camera

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  265. Rebecca C.
    March 8, 2015

    I’d bring my laptop. Well, if I got a new one. mine is too big…and falling apart. I’d like to get a smaller one.

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  266. Katherine Riley
    March 8, 2015

    I love the KIND bars.

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  267. Erica
    March 8, 2015

    I’m getting set to go to Italy in may and figuring out what I need to bring. Selection of granola bars seems like a solid addition.

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  268. tamra gibson
    March 8, 2015

    I would take Katies neck pillow because i can’t ever get comfortable

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  269. William Stewart
    March 8, 2015

    A mp3 player.

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  270. tamra gibson
    March 8, 2015

    You lost me with sardines but got me right back with the luna bars. They r so good and ful of good nutrition

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  271. susan king
    March 8, 2015

    A Kindle would be great to have along. If not that I would need a map because I don’t have GPS, a better phone because I don’t know if I’d get service and my Triple A card in case we break down.

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  272. Ellen Casper
    March 8, 2015

    I’d take the cliff bars as my first choice

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  273. Bonnie
    March 8, 2015

    A charger. I’ve used my numerous time not only for myself but family and friends as well. A tube of tylenol is a must.

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  274. barbara langley
    March 8, 2015

    The camera. Whats a trip without pictures to remember it?

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  275. james jenkins
    March 8, 2015

    the charger is key; what good is the other stuff if it’s dead?

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  276. Thomas Murphy
    March 8, 2015

    I would take the Fujifilm X-E2

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  277. Alayne Langford
    March 8, 2015

    My perfect road trip bag must include a camera and your Fuji is a great choice!! 🙂

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  278. Michelle Tucker
    March 8, 2015

    My husband and I used to get in the car on Friday evenings and just drive, with no destination in mind and travel for the weekend. It was great, but we were never prepared. I now wish we had a bag set up as good as you have for your travels. Now, I tend to way over plan because we tended to not have what we needed back then. A camera is always a must though.

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  279. Alicia Arsenault
    March 8, 2015

    I would definitely have to include the camera. Need to capture all the memories and sites.

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  280. Mai T.
    March 13, 2015

    I always carry water, phone, money, and portable speakers for my road trips.

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  281. I don’t know about the sardines, but I’ll take your word for it. I’m a little late to the party, but thanks for sharing.

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  282. krystel
    November 11, 2015

    My dream roadtrip must have a camera

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