Taking a road trip requires a ton of planning. You have to decide where you will stop, for how long, and where exactly you will go. Unexpected circumstances can damper even the most planned-out trips, though. Take these accessories along for the ride to ensure your road trip stays stress-free.

Smartphone Mount

Gone are the days of the dashboard GPS. Today, we use our smartphones everywhere we go. Rather than relying on a passenger to tell you when your next turn is, buy a smartphone mount and have your phone do it instead. Your neck will feel much better, and you won’t run the risk of getting pulled over.

Power Inverter and Portable Charger

Nothing is worse than being in the middle of nowhere when your phone dies. Invest in a power inverter to turn your cigarette lighter into a standard outlet, and buy a portable charger to ensure that your phone stays charged for days.

A Car Jump Starter

If you’ve never had to jump your car, consider yourself lucky. Make sure to have a portable jump starter with you, especially if you are traveling to a remote destination. This way, you won’t have to wait hours for a kind stranger to help you out.

Is there anything else you would want for a stress-free road trip? Tweet me @JuliaSotnykova to let me know!