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Essentials for an all-girls road-trip weekend

Hitting the road with the girls? It’s all fun and games until you get whiplash from nodding off with no neck support or hit the beach and realize — uh-oh… no bathing suit. Use this list to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your getaway in comfort and style.

Girls on a road trip

Road trip! With the girls! Is there anything better? We’re here to make sure you pack everything you need — and nothing you don’t. Print out our handy girls’ weekend road-trip packing guide, pack your bag and go make some memories!


Get cozy: Travel items to ensure comfort

Comfort is key when you’re getting away for a playdate with the girls. These hardworking items don’t take up much space, but they will make the ride a lot more comfortable.

  • Earplugs
  • Neck pillow
  • Sleeping mask
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip balm
  • Reading material
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Journal and pen

Get techy: Devices you won’t want to leave behind

Of course you don’t want to spend your weekend huddled over a screen, but you’ll certainly want to play tunes, snap photos and do a little Facebooking. If you can, limit your tech devices to the following.

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet computer
  • Camera
  • Charger
  • Earbuds

Get pretty: Must-have toiletries

Avoid the temptation to pack your entire bathroom just because you’re not checking bags. Choose your toiletries based on your destination. If you’ll be on a beach all weekend, you won’t need much. If you have plans of a more glamorous sort, go ahead and pack your favorite beauty supplies.

  • Mini shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer
  • Contact lens case and solution
  • Extra disposable lenses
  • Glasses
  • Tweezers
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
  • Tampons or pads
  • Birth control pills
  • Makeup
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Hand wipes
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Vitamins, pain relievers and medication

Get dressed: Look great, feel great

Of course, what you wear on your travels will depend on where you’re headed, the weather and your own personal style. Just make sure you remember these essentials.

  • Scarf or shawl
  • Cotton dress
  • Bathing suit and flip-flops
  • Pajamas
  • Jeans, shorts, and long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts
  • Bras, underwear and socks
  • A few favorite pieces of jewelry

Quick tip

It’s always nice to pack a little gift for your friends. A small handmade coin purse, a bracelet or handmade soap are all good choices. Whole Foods is our favorite spot to pick up last-minute gift items like these.

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