When going on a trip, do you always take certain special items with you?

Special Items - what do you take with you when you're going on a trip
United States
January 24, 2007 6:18pm CST
Camping or a road trip....Do you take a favorite pillow? (I do..can't sleep on any other pillow!) Do you take a cooler with drinks and snacks or do you just stop at a store when you need something? (I take a cooler, that way I don't have to stop as often)...what items do you make sure you have before you start out on any trip?
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have an 'essential' bag that is always packed. It has the stuff like soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, tylenol, extra socks, etc..in it. It goes when I do on a trip
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• United States
25 Jan 07
very good idea...i'm always afraid i'll forget something...i usually have long lists...thank you
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Road trips I always take a cooler, for juices , water and sometimes I make sandwiches.Always take snacks. lol. If got stay the night somewhere my pillow goes too... no ifs ands or buts about that. I always take my heartburn meds too anywhere I go,thats a must have when traveling .
• United States
26 Jan 07
yep, meds for me, too...thanks a lot
@dhouston (417)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I've alwayas filled a cooler with snacks nd beverages. My camera is important, too.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
yes, a camera is a must! who knows what you might see!...thank you
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• United States
26 Jan 07
When I go on a trip I always take pillows and blankets, food, drinks, and even the portable DVD player because you never know what could happen along the way. It's also a great idea to take a gallon of water for any unforseen thing that a person would need water for and I also take baby wipes to wash my hands. There's more but I can't think of them right now, LOL.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
water is definitely a great idea...and the wipes, too...thanks a lot
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
When we go on a long trip I have to have my own pillow as well, and yes we take a cooler with coffee inside or chocolate depending on what we would like, we take snacks but we do not like to go into a store as they are expensive to do this. Before we go on a trip we take travel maps or street directory so that we will not get lost, we also take blankets, a tarp or tent.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
i'm amazed that so many people have a certain pillow like i do that has to go with them anywhere!..thank you so much
@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
whenever i go on a trip, i always brings with me: the essentials - soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, extra clothing survival necessities: cookies, chocolates, junkfoods, drinks (basically things that i eat,lol!) my cant live withouts: books and music and cellphone the one thing that i dont bring is a pillow! yup, for me, my pillow is just an extra baggage. i just use my bag or my spare clothes as a pillow.=)
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• United States
1 Feb 07
i wish i could do that!..lol...just too used to that old pillow of mine!..thank you
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
1 Feb 07
We always filled up with snacks and drinks, but the bad thing was...we'd sometimes stop for snacks along the way also! LOL! Taking our own pillows was always a necessity, though...can't do without my own pillows!
• United States
1 Feb 07
me neither..i've used the same pillow for so many years i just can't sleep without it!..thanks
@Poison_Girl (4164)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I ALWAYS bring my iPod! But then again, I've always got my iPod with me no matter what, so I'm not sure that counts. But it's definitely something I'd have to have with me when traveling.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
thanks so much for the response..i'm afraid i have to just rely on the car radio and cd's...
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have to take my pillow! That is not an option for any trip. Besides that...the necessities of toothbrush, tooth paste, brush, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, deodorant, and all the toiletries. And lastly, I would have to take a couple of books. I don't even run errands without a book with me. If I find I am having to wait for anything, I am reading. :) Oh wait! I have to take my camera too! That is a must! How I could have forgotten to include that is amazing. Because I never take a trip without my camera!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
oh yes....pillow number 1 and camera number 2!...thanks so much
@Kscott (634)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Definately my own pillow and my favorite blankie...it's a must for me to be able to sleep. I also like to bring our own snacks and drinks, shop ahead of time for bargains, dont like to stop when traveling if possible, unless it's absolutely necessary or we forgot something. I usually will get a list together prior to leaving so that we are fully prepared, makes for a better trip with less hassles!
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• United States
26 Jan 07
yes it does and i don't like to stop any more than necessary...thanks