Road Trip Ready with Travel Essentials


Easy Ways to Organize Your Car for Road Trips

Summer is right around the corner and that means road trips and new adventures. No matter where the road takes you, spending a little time getting organized before you head out will help make the journey more fun and a lot more comfortable.

Need maps or help with your travel plans?  Check out AAA’s trusted TripTik Travel Planner at – which allows you to create a personalized map using the online system – and download the AAA Mobile app for the best gas prices along the way. And be sure to stop by your local AAA Travel Store for a variety of excellent travel gear for your next getaway. From car and travel accessories to innovate luggage – we’ve got you covered!

Here are several travel essentials to help maximize space and keep your organized on your next road trip:

Eagle Creek Pack It Essential Set


The Eagle Creek Pack It™ Essential Set is a must have 3-piece packing set for any road trip and includes the following three organizers:

Small Compressor Cube

Perfect to maximize packing space and keeping small items like socks from getting lost in the car or use it to pack a swimsuit and shorts so you can hit the beach running.

Clean/Dirty Cube

This is a GREAT packing cube! It has a floating internal divider that creates two adjusting capacity compartments designed to lock in moisture/odors and separate clean from dirty items – perfect for on-the-road travel.

Shoe Sac

Designed to contain shoes – up to men’s size 13 – and odors from the rest of your luggage.  And – if you’re headed to the ocean – keep the sand on the beach – not in your bag thanks to this zippered organizer.

Available in Yellow, Blue, and Moss and covered by Eagle Creek’s Lifetime Warranty.

Baggallini Overnight Bag



Short on trunk space? Large traditional suitcases can take up a lot of space – so consider soft-sided tote or duffle bag to fill corners and small areas where suitcases just can’t fit. The Baggallini Overnight Tote is the answer to a one-bag item, and it’s   appropriately named it’s the perfect size to fit everything needed for a short ‘overnight’ road trip – no suitcase needed. It’s super spacious with a padded laptop pocket and a sleeve for luggage handles, and just in case you need to pack more it expands!

Travel Tip: Keep a tote packed – and close by for easy access – with things you’ll need on the road like electronics, chargers, etc.  And a good reminder:  never leave anything valuable in your car when you’re not in it – for example when making quick stops at rest areas or restaurants along the way. Pack everything valuable in one bag so it’s easy to locate in a packed car and take with you for safe keeping.

3-in-1 Cargo Cooler Tote


What’s a road trip without snacks?

Perfect for a day trip to the farmers market or a cross-country adventure, the 3-in-1 Cargo Cooler features a zippered, insulated compartment for keeping food cold and two-sided collapsible compartments that can hold everything from a standard grocery bag to a must-have AAA emergency Roadside Kit. When not in use, it easily folds down to a compact 10” x 12” size for out-of-the-way storage in the car or garage.

Fast Charging USB-C Port


When everyone has a device!

The fast-charging USB-C Car Charger powers three devices from a single car socket making it easy to charge more devices.

Ending Soon!

Visit your local AAA Travel Store now through May 31st and save up to 15% on summer travel essentials.

Luggage expert Annslie Bigbee shares her packing tips and tricks to achieve lighter, easier and smarter business and leisure travels.

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