This fall, it’s time to get out and enjoy the cooler air and bright foliage. Road trips are a fantastic way to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Even though the days are growing shorter, there are still plenty of fun things to do outdoors. But, no matter where you go, don’t forget to bring along your favorite things that will make your ride comfortable and help you to soak up the scenery!
Don’t Forget the Essentials
The fall months are perfect for planning last-minute getaways with your friends and family. And when you’re packing your essentials to take along on the trip, don’t forget to bring your CBD with you. When you’ve taken the time to establish a consistent daily CBD regimen, nothing can derail it like leaving your CBD at home. In order to get the most benefits out of your CBD, you should be taking it at or around the same time(s) on most days.
This week, we’re giving you some of our top suggestions for the best items to take along with you on your fall road trip. Even though you might be tempted to take along a little bit of everything, the truth is, you really don’t need all that much in order to enjoy a beautiful ride. When it comes to packing for a perfect road trip, less is sometimes more and some extra breathing room in the car can be really nice.
Water And/Or Other Beverages
Hydration is key. While you won’t be very active while driving, it’s still important to pack water and/or other beverages. If you’re not a fan of plain water, why not perk it up with one of your favorite FAB CBD Green Superfoods? Depending on your mood, you can opt for either Cocoa Crisp or Citrus Mojito flavors. Our vegan green superfoods are the perfect way to stay hydrated while getting in lots of key micronutrients. Sipping on a tasty Superfoods elixir could be just the thing to complement the bright colors you’re seeing out your windows.
Driving is an easy way to take in all of the beauty that is fall. This time of year, the leaves are seemingly aglow with vibrant red, yellow, and orange hues. What some leaf peepers might not realize is that during the fall and winter, the sun is naturally lower in the sky. This means that as the light hits the surface of the earth, it also reflects at lower angles. This translates to more sun glare as you are outdoors. So, while sunglasses can be a fun fashion statement, they are also important for protecting the eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Even if you’re not a fan of sunglasses, they can be really great to give your eyes a bit of a break and relax your facial muscles from the unconscious squinting that we do when the sun is shining so brightly. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll find you can keep driving without fatigue.
Download Your Favorite Tunes or Podcast
If you’re like most people, then great driving music or a compelling podcast can set the tone for the entire trip. A few days before your fall road trip, take some time to download your favorite tunes and podcasts onto whatever device you’re bringing along with you. While some people love to take in the fall colors while listening to classical music, others might like how jazz music seems to speak directly to the season. If you’re so compelled, why not try listening to podcasts about fall traditions or other places and events that are distinctive to the season? Whatever your listening preference, downloading things beforehand is a good idea because often, scenic routes take you out of reach of the cell towers. If you’ve got everything downloaded your listening pleasure will be uninterrupted by spotty service.
Don’t Forget the Map
It sounds simple and almost silly to include this in a list of fall road trip essentials, but the truth is, even though most people have some sort of navigation app available to them on their cell phones or vehicles, the fact of the matter is that sometimes cell service is not achievable in some spots. Having a physical paper map is an excellent backup plan for when there’s no cell service or navigation service available. In fact, the best thing to do is to map out your course of travel on a paper map ahead of time just in case your first choice of navigation falls through. After all, it’s better to be over prepared than under prepared. As Amelia Earhart once said, “Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”
In a world of connectivity, this one is key. While it's great to take time off, some of us aren’t exactly able to disconnect from our work commitments completely. Additionally, our cell phones double as cameras and video recorders these days. When you think about all of the things we do with our phones, then you’ll quickly see why keeping a charger on hand in your travels is important. Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to capture a sight or a memory that you’ll want to remember forever and not having a working camera or cell phone to do so. So, if you want to be able to capture fun times, gorgeous colors, and soothing sunsets, then it's imperative to have a charger on hand to keep your phone’s battery full. Especially if your road trip involves any hiking stops along the way!
As we said earlier, nothing can throw off a solid CBD supplement routine more than forgetting to bring your favorite FAB CBD product along with you on your travels. If you’ve been taking our full-spectrum CBD oil and are concerned about its overall portability, then you might want to swap out your favorite oil for a jar of our delicious “Anytime” CBD Gummies. Not only are these gummies quick and easy to take, they’re also an extremely portable and discreet way to get in your daily dose of CBD.
If you plan on hitting the trails and are concerned about how you’ll feel post-hike, then don’t forget to bring your FAB CBD Topical CBD Cream or Full-Spectrum Body Salve to soothe away those tired and overworked achy spots. If you’re thinking about taking an overnight road trip and have trouble falling asleep in unfamiliar places, then FAB CBD “Nighttime” PM Chews might just do the trick to help you get a restful and restorative night’s sleep so that you can confidently continue on your fall journey.
With FAB CBD’s variety of products, the possibilities and combinations are fairly endless. There are many different ways for you to bring your favorite FAB CBD products along for the ride. In fact, if you’re bringing along your four-legged friend(s), you can even pack some of our Calm & Cool Crunchy CBD Dog Treats if car trips get a little stressful for your canine companion.
No road trip is complete without a selection of healthy, fun, and tasty snacks to munch on while you’re out and about. Snacks can be anything you want them to be. In fact, they can run the gamut from fresh fruit, to trail mix, to chips and dip, bite-sized sandwiches, beef jerky, and more. If you’re up to it, you can bring a cooler with you to keep foods fresh that might otherwise spoil if left unchilled. However, if you’re the sort that just wants to grab and go, then non-perishable snacks and foods are your best bet. Whichever route you decide to take, make sure to pack a variety of healthy snacks to choose from so that your palate will be pleased and your stomach will be satiated. The main point is to keep up your energy and choose foods that make you feel good so that you’re not constantly getting pulled off course to search for sustenance!
This Fall, Enjoy the Journey
Fall lasts for just a few short months and seems to go by so fast. So, now’s the perfect time to hit the road while the temps are crisp, the sun is shining, and the leaves are bold and bright. Hopefully, our list of fall road trip essentials will help your preparation go a little bit smoother and your load become a little bit lighter. But, no matter how you choose to gear up to take in the autumn attractions, the two most important things to remember are: 1. Take enough stuff to feel comfortable but not burdened 2. Be sure to enjoy the journey.