My Perfect Roadtrip Bag


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.



(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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(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.

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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!



About Andi Fisher

I'm a lifestyle blogger focused on travel and food. I love to travel via my stomach eating and seeking out local artisans to feature here. I'm a big supporter of the blogging community and love highlighting travel and food bloggers for you to meet.


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

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. I love a good road trip. Good packing ideas!

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

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. nicole dziedzic says:

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

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

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. Tatyana Pashnyak says:

    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!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. Deb Harmon says:

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

  26. Belinda McNabb says:

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

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

  28. valrie theberge says:

    I would put in my bag a camera.

  29. 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.

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

  31. Adelynn Lovellette says:

    Definitely the Mophie Powerstation!

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

  33. 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!

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. steve weber says:

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

  38. A camera is a must of course!

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

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

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

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

  43. I would for sure have my cell phone charger!

  44. Jennifer Mallon says:

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

  45. 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. 🙂

  46. 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).

    • Andi Fisher says:

      @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?

  47. I’d take the J Pillow with me.

  48. md kennedy says:

    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!

  49. 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!

  50. Susana Slais says:

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

  51. I can’t travel without my camera.

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

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

  55. Lauraleigh says:

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

  56. I would pack the iPad Mini

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

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

  59. 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.

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

  61. 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?

  62. Shakeia Rieux says:

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

  63. I would bring my camera to capture all the moments!

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

  65. I would bring my phone as well in case of emergency

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

  67. Alison Gibb says:

    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!!

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

  69. I love that bag!

  70. I would include the Kindle LOL

  71. Robert Grieco says:

    Sweet Stuff!!

  72. Barb Stenby says:

    i would definitely bring my Cannon camera with two lenses

  73. Barb Stenby says:

    hand sanitizer is a must!

  74. Mostly just a phone!

  75. Dixie Neitzel says:

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

  76. Always my camera

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

  78. Danielle Papsis says:

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

  79. Definitely need my phone.

  80. 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…………

  81. Granola bars or trail mix are always good

  82. Irene Newstead says:

    I would definitely pack Imitrex formy migraine headaches

  83. Cassie Korando says:

    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!

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

  85. been wanting to try some enzymes

  86. Abby Lindsay says:

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

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

  88. Patrick Siu says:

    i would include a camera too

  89. 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. 🙂

  90. Betsy Dillon says:

    The camera would be a MUST. 🙂

  91. Mophie Powerstation for my phone and tablet

  92. Ellen Watkins says:

    I would definitely pack the camera!

  93. Alicia Boarts says:

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

  94. Cokie Evans says:

    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.

  95. 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!!

  96. Anita Duvall says:

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

  97. The camera and power bars

  98. Narinder Chana says:

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

  99. the power charger

  100. Camera and some great music!

  101. I’d take the enzymes recommended.

  102. Tonya Atkinson says:

    The perfect item would definitely have to be a camera

  103. iamalighthouse says:

    I’d want to bring the Clif bars!

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

  105. Kimberly M. says:

    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.

  106. Christina O says:

    I would have my credit card.

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

  108. Pamela Gurganus says:

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

  109. A camera is absolutely necessary.

  110. The camera as I’m always taking pictures

  111. 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.

  112. Anne Marie Carter says:

    The camera and the phone charger would be a must.

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

  114. gretchen luper says:

    i would have to have snacks including drinks

  115. gretchen luper says:

    always my phone

  116. Marla Jones says:

    kindle fire my last one was stolen

  117. Marla Jones says:


  118. 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!

  119. the camera

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

  121. 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.

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

  123. 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

  124. Akila Narayanan says:

    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..

  125. Shawna Chapman says:

    Road trip must have: CREDIT CARDS! 😀

  126. It would have to be the nice backpack.

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

  128. 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

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

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

  131. 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.

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

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

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

  135. Linda Moffitt says:

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

  136. 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.

  137. Moleskine for sure to journal about the trip

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

  139. 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

  140. i would definitely need my camera and some snack foods.

  141. 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 🙂

  142. 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!

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

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

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

  146. carol clark says:

    Fujifilm X-E2 is what id pick for my bag

  147. husnah khan says:

    I would want to take the Shinola journal with me.

  148. 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!

  149. robyn donnelly says:

    I would carry water bottle and snacks and and sunglasses.

  150. 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.

  151. 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!

  152. I really hope I win 😀 I love road trips!

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

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

  155. Definitely the camera

  156. colleen long says:

    In my bag I would definitely take some energy bars

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

  158. 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.

  159. Heather Johnson says:

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

  160. 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.

  161. Lisa Johnston says:

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

  162. amy smeltzer says:

    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.

  163. Heather Johnson says:

    A power station is a must have when traveling as well

  164. Nicole Opfer says:

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

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

  166. Music, phone, pillow and blanket!

  167. The J Pillow.

  168. I would take sunscreen too

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

  170. Christine A says:

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

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

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

  173. Judy Schechter says:

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

  174. The Shinola journal

  175. belinda bell says:

    snacks and some water

  176. Sharon Kay Sweeney says:

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

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

  178. 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.

  179. 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

  180. Brigitte B says:

    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.

  181. Rebecca C. says:

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

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

  183. 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.

  184. susan king says:

    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 !!

  185. Jennifer Reed says:

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

  186. 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.

  187. mine would definitely be laptop or tablet

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

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

  190. Amelia Drew says:

    I would also bring my camera- gotta have photos!

  191. Dawn Monzu says:

    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!

  192. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

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

  193. nancy munson says:

    I would bring a camera

  194. 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 🙂

  195. Andrea Nugent (@poshmoma) says:

    Great giveaway… thanks!

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

  197. 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.

  198. Jennifer Pellicone says:

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

  199. I would pack a camera!

  200. Now I am really itching for a road trip!!

  201. Kim Poole says:

    I would definitely bring my cell phone.

  202. Chantelle Walker says:

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

  203. 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.

  204. I would include a Camera and extra Lenses.

  205. Manuela says:

    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

  206. Che_170 says:

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

  207. Tracy C says:

    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…

  208. 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!

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

  210. 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!

  211. Crystal Sell says:

    Definitely the camera! Gotta have awesome pics.:)

  212. 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. 😛

  213. Howard G. says:

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

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

  215. sheila ressel says:

    I would also take some Kind bars.

  216. Jacob B says:

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

  217. Ellen Lagergren says:

    I would make sure I packed the camera.

  218. gotta have the camera to keep all those memories!

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

  220. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says:

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

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

  222. Dawn Monroe says:

    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.

  223. I would take the Shinola journal.

  224. Definitely the pillow.

  225. Mary Reis says:

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

  226. Mary Reis says:

    Definitely would add a camera. Must document all trips!

  227. Birdiebee says:

    The snacks are a must have for any road trip.

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

  229. Kathy Church says:

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

  230. Jennifer Herman says:

    I would need the audiobooks!

  231. Margot C says:

    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.

  232. Debbie Menconi says:

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

  233. Candice M says:

    My camera is a road trip must have.

  234. 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.

  235. And a camera. Definitely a camera

  236. 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

  237. I would definitely have camera in my bag

  238. 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.

  239. great giveaway! :0

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

  241. Laurie Nykaza says:

    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.

  242. I would carry water bottle and snacks and and sunglasses.

  243. Megan C. says:

    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.

  244. Julie Murphy says:

    I like to have hard candy on hand.

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

  246. Susan Smith says:

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

  247. I would bring my phone!

  248. Starbucks coffee!

  249. shadowluvs2read says:

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

  250. Laura P. says:

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

  251. angela smith says:

    camera is a must anywhere you go

  252. Lauren E. says:

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

  253. A Camera.

  254. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Definitely a journal!

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

  256. Maria Ruiz says:

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

  257. Albert Ruis says:

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

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

  259. Bailey Dexter says:

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

  260. maria griffin says:

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

  261. Kimarie Stebbins says:

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

  262. Amanda M says:

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

  263. Angela P. says:

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

  264. velder dixon says:

    have to have my camera

  265. Rebecca C. says:

    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.

  266. Katherine Riley says:

    I love the KIND bars.

  267. 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.

  268. tamra gibson says:

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

  269. William Stewart says:

    A mp3 player.

  270. tamra gibson says:

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

  271. susan king says:

    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.

  272. Ellen Casper says:

    I’d take the cliff bars as my first choice

  273. 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.

  274. barbara langley says:

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

  275. james jenkins says:

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

  276. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would take the Fujifilm X-E2

  277. Alayne Langford says:

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

  278. Michelle Tucker says:

    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.

  279. Alicia Arsenault says:

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

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

  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.

  282. My dream roadtrip must have a camera

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