Road Tripping For Your Honeymoon? Here’s How to Pack

After a wedding packed with friends and family, the hurry-up of writing thank-yous, and organizing gifts, there's something so idyllic about hitting the open road with your new partner. Whether you're driving down Route 66, traversing California's Pacific Coast Highway, or pit stopping along the country's national parks, there's so much beauty you can see without ever having to step foot in an airport.

Of course, taking a day-, week-, or even month-long drive can have its own hurdles, and the best way you can honeymoon stress-free is to be prepared. Below, we're diving into our honeymoon road tripping essentials. For supplies, check out your local Sam's Club — their Member's Mark collection has everything you need so that you can focus on your new love, your destination, and the journey.

Plan Your Entertainment

It's possible that having a six-hour-long conversation sounds romantic to you. But if you think you might need a break, put together a fun playlist or a few podcasts to listen to. You could also download audiobooks to pass the time. Having things pre-downloaded will save you if you hit any dead zones during your trip.

Keep Things Clean

A clean car is a happy car. Prepare for potential spills and sniffles by having paper towels and tissues on board. Not to mention some big trash bags. Hand sanitizer is essential for the glove compartment and bathroom stops where the plumbing is . . . undesirable. Plus, if you plan to stop at motels along the route, make the shower a bit more luxurious with extra-soft towels and your favorite travel soaps. Speaking of smelling good: It can't hurt to have a nice car diffuser in case a road-trip meal leaves your ride smelling like fry oil.

Get Cozy

Make sure your roadtrip 'fit is comfortable. That means soft pants and a tee and an extra layer to keep you warm. (Maybe even grab a blanket, too, if your partner likes to up the AC.) For popping in and out of the car, make sure you have a good pair of slides or any shoe without laces. If you want to up the glam factor when you're out and about, all you need to do is pop on a pair of sunglasses and a hat. Just a few accessories will take you from tired truckers to chic honeymooners.

Eat Better

Depending on your route, your dining options may be a bit homogenous (and greasy). To stay energized and satisfied, pack a cooler with your favorite snacks and drinks. No matter how much you love your partner, having to deal with them while hangry is an experience you should avoid at all costs. It is your honeymoon, after all!

Prepare For the Worst Case (Just In Case!)

From a few flashlights to a good first aid kit, be sure to stock your car with emergency supplies just in case you hit a snag. Extra phone chargers or a battery pack are always a good idea. An extra tire and a AAA card are even better. Stocked up with the essentials, some extras, and the just-in-case items, you'll set yourself up for a wonderful, luxurious honeymoon with the open road as your guide.