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Road Trip Essentials | Bare necessities that make traveling simple!

*This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and HC Media. Read more about my disclaimer here.

If you don’t already know, I’m traveling to all the U.S. states! I’m currently on the road, and as I type this, I’m looking out at the Georgia forests and the sun setting over the lake. I’ve been on the road for about two weeks now, and I’ve come to realize that I’ve been using the same few things each and every day. I’ll call these my “Road Trip Essentials” although, this will probably change as I continue my travels. These are just the items that have made traveling simple so far!

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1. Notebook

I can’t go a day without writing. I write everything down, from things I did that day, how I felt, things I struggled with and overcame, memories that flooded my brain, quotes and scriptures. You name it, I write it down and I keep to look back on later. I have a few notebooks that I’ve filled over the years and I’m so glad I kept them because they’re full of memories I want to remember forever. Especially while I’m on this adventure, keeping a notebook of places I see, people I meet and struggles I overcome will be great to look back on later.

2. A good book

So far this year I have read a few great books and I’m looking forward to having lots of downtime and quiet, peaceful places to dive deep into more. Also, if you have book recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments! I’m always looking for new ones! 😊

3. Camera

I love taking photos and while I’m on this trip, I know I’ll be seeing tons of incredible places, so a camera is necessary! I’ve been using my iPhone so far, but I really want to also try and distance myself from my phone – so I’ll also be using my camera!

4. Portable charger

When I’m not in the car, charging my equipment is interesting, so I always carry a portable charger with me to make sure I never run out of juice! I use one from Belkin and it gives me up to 3 full charges on a single use!

5. External hard-drive

I have tons of photos in raw format and lots of different edited formats, lots of articles, my manuscript for my book, etc. And I can’t imagine losing all of those things, so I keep everything backed up on my external hard-drive! Mine is from Lacie, and it’s top of the line (for my standards, anyway)

6. Carryall bag

With all this stuff (not including all my road trip snacks…) I have to have a way to carry it all! So I use this carry-all bag! I love it because it’s water-proof and has separate compartments for my laptop, chargers, passport, etc.

7. Cozy blanket

On the road, I’ll be taking naps at random places, going in and out of colder weather, and will want a feel of “home” so I’m also carrying a cozy blanket with me! I got this one from my dad, he had it from when he was in the army!

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8. Clarisonic Mia

Last, and probably most important, is my Clarisonic Mia! When I was getting ready to begin my life on the road, I knew I couldn’t bring 10 different skincare routines with me. So that’s why my Clarisonic Mia is so awesome! For a complete sonic cleanse, all I need are 3 things!

  1. Clarisonic Mia 1 Device
  2. Pore & Blemish Gel Cleanser
  3. Acne Brush Head

So far, I’ve been using this for 2 weeks, and I’ve experienced incredible results! It’s so simple to use, it’s portable to use on the road, and it actually works.

The best part? I’ve teamed up with Clarisonic to give you 15% OFF! If you’re interested in kicking acne and adult acne in the butt, seriously give this a shot. My skin was never awful, but this just made it that. much. better.

(Use code: HERCAMPUS between June 1-July 15 for 15% OFF all products here!)

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10 Comments

  1. Hey Jasmine. Hope the beginning of the road trip is going great! I wanted to mention one additional essential that I actually searched for awhile to find. I needed a multiple port USB and AC adapter that I could use from 110 to 240volts. I found this essential one at a really good price on amazon. This one adapter allows me to charge my phone, my macbook, my camera, and I can also plug in my portable charger for my camera. Very handy if you might be looking for something like it:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JHWXL16/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    looking forward to some photos of the places.

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Hey Michael! This is an awesome tip, I’m definitely going to check this out! I haven’t run into needed one yet, but I’m sure I will! Thanks again!

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      The road trip has been great so far! I hope you find time and confidence to embark on one of your own, it’s the most healing thing ever!

  2. This post has inspired me to want to go on a road trip now! If you’re looking for some book recommendations, I definitely recommend reading The Night Circus, it has been one of my favourite books for about four years now and it’s full of magic and fantasy! I’m also currently reading the final book in the Chaos Walking trilogy and this series is incredible, if you’ve read The Hunger Games books, you’ll love this trilogy too, but just a small warning, they are quite violent!

    Lauren

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Hey Lauren! Thank you SO much for those book recommendations! I’ve seen the Night Circus around, and I’ve picked it up a few times but I’ve never actually read it! I think that may be my next book! 😊

  3. Scarleth says

    I can’t wait to continue reading & seeing more of your adventures here on the blog. I am going to recommend two books to you, 1. Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst 2. She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst these are two of my favorite books so far. I would recommend using your bible along with them. I’m so excited for you, I also keep a journal with all of my thoughts, experiences, prayers, and so much more.

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      Thank you so much Scarleth! I’ve been meaning to buy Uninvited! And I haven’t heard about the second one, but I’m definitely going to check both of these out, thank you, thank you! ❤️

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