What To Pack In Your Car For Spring Break (Or Any Other Road Trip)

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What To Pack In Your Car For Spring Break (Or Any Other Road Trip)

Before Spring Break, whether you’re headed to the beach, the slopes, or the city, here's what to pack for a road trip.
Grab your keys, a surfboard, and some sunscreen. Or maybe you’re more the snowboarding type?

What To Pack For A Road Trip

It’s road trip season!

Grab your keys, a surfboard and some sunscreen. 

Or maybe you’re more the snowboarding type? 

Maybe even the new Super Nintendo World.

Whether you’re headed to the beach or the slopes–or even just taking a few days off to explore your city, you need to make sure you have everything you need.

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These are items you should keep in your car at all times. A flat tire or running out of gas can be easily resolved if you’re prepared. Before you embark on a road-trip or even a day-trip, make sure all your essential items are packed up. Fill up your extra gas container if it isn’t already and make sure your car-snacks aren’t expired.

  • Gas container (with extra fuel)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • First-Aid kit
  • Tire Kit
  • Jumper Cables
  • Window breaker/seatbelt cutter


For the sanity and hygiene of all the passengers in the car, start your road trip off on the right wheel by stocking up on napkins, wet wipes, and such. A small space full of trash doesn’t make for a great adventure, so pack stuff to keep things clean. Also, a good road trip host should always pack blankets, pillows, and a brand new cucumber-melon scented air freshener.

  • Napkins
  • Wet Wipes
  • Sanitizer
  • Trash Bags 
  • An air freshener! (a cucumber melon scented one)
  • Pillows & blankets


A road-trip isn’t just about the destination, it’s also about the journey. You want to make the commute enjoyable. A good playlist or podcast does the trick, but if you’ve got tiny humans, you might want to consider some books or movies. It might be extra screen time, but sometimes peace between multiple people in an enclosed space going 60+ MPH is worth it.

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Video Games
  • A road-trip playlist or podcast
  • Electronics & Chargers

Travel Documents

Have you ever traveled several hours for an event only to get there and realize you left your tickets? Or what if your friend ropes you into an international caper, but you forgot to pack your passport so now you ruined the vibe. This can all be avoided by simply double checking that any important travel documents, IDs, cards, etc. are packed. Bonus tip, put it all in a manilla folder and keep it in your car.

  • Credit cards
  • IDs
  • Passport
  • Event Tickets
  • Maps

Daily Essentials/Toiletries

Anything you need on a daily basis, you will need on a road-trip. This is not a good time to skip your medication or use the same contact solution for the entire trip. You and your passengers will all benefit from packing all their daily essentials.

  • Medication
  • Retainers, contact solution, etc
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant

Warm Weather Essentials

It’s spring break, so most of us will be enjoying the warm weather. With clear blue skies and sunshine comes harmful UV rays, dehydration, and much more. To keep the good memories going, protect your skin and eyes. Stay hydrated and cool. Also take advantage of all the fun things you can do in the sun.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel
  • Liquid IV (Hydration enhancers)
  • Portable fan
  • Ice cooler
  • Swimming clothes
  • Floats/boats/boards
  • Sand castle supplies
  • Aloe Vera (to treat any sunburn)
  • A tent 
  • Bug spray

Cold Weather Essentials

Not really a warm weather person? That’s okay, we have you covered. For colder vacations, prioritize staying warm and dry. Also remember that driving in wintry conditions comes with many challenges, like potentially swerving off the road or getting stuck. That said, prepare for the worst but hope for the best. Once you have all the safety stuff covered, make room for any excursion equipment like sleds or skis.

  • Snow Tires
  • Gloves
  • Warm Clothes
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Heated blankets
  • Snow shovels
  • Ice scrapers
  • Flashlights
  • Cat litter/rock salt
  • Hot packs
  • Thermos w/ coffee or soup!
  • Fire starter
  • Sleds
  • Skis
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Drift Air Freshener Review | From Carmigo Fresh

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Drift Air Freshener Review | From Carmigo Fresh

We test out the Drift Air Freshener for you, and we've got to say, it's worth buying.
We love Drift’s classy take on car air fresheners.

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Drift Air Freshener Review in one sentence: This could be the best air freshener we’ve ever tried on Carmigo Fresh.

We’ll start with the only downside. One cannot simply purchase a single drift air freshener. The only way to get these air fresheners is to sign up for a subscription (of course). 

We’ve got a clear stance on subscriptions, they should be upfront, easy to manage, and easy to stop. 

We thought we canceled my subscription after ordering the first one. Alas, another shipment is coming to my door this week.

That said, we’re not that mad. We’ll probably swap out the old ones with the new ones and maybe even do a new review. 

Which Drift Air Freshener Review Do We Do?

You can order single air fresheners or a 3-pack, 6-pack, or 12-pack. We did three because there’s nothing worse than having 12 stinky air fresheners, but we also wanted to have enough to get a good idea of the company overall.

The Drift Sample Pack

The Drift Air Freshener sample pack showed up at our door in a small black box, neatly packed with each scent individually wrapped to keep all the scents safe. 

It also came with a metal visor clip that air fresheners stick to using magnets. 

Finally, it came with three extra bags so you could test each scent, pick one, and save the others for later. They really thought of everything. 

The individual air fresheners are wooden, which helps class up your car and hold scent well. Each scent also feels much more natural than most air fresheners — plenty of scent without being overpowering. 

Amber Drift Air Freshener Review

Amber was the first scent we tried, and we were happy with it from the start. There are hints of sage and lavender, which combine with the amber to create a walk-through-the-forest-after-a-light-rain kind of vibe. 

Rating: 5/5 Freshies

Teak Drift Air Freshener Review

We weren’t as familiar with Teak as a scent (though we have confirmed it’s a type of tree). The folks at Drift say the scent mixes must, amber, pepper, teak, and cedar. Those are all great smells and combined, they’re still great.

The Drift Teak Air Freshener is earthy and subtle and stayed in my car for upwards of two months. It’s easily among my all-time top-5 air fresheners.

Rating: 5/5 Freshies

Cabana Drift Air Freshener Review

Cabana started off on the wrong foot because we prefer a scent with a straightforward name, but Cabana is evocative enough that we could assume beach vibes. 

If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain, this air freshener is for you. Drift says the Cabana scent combines toasted coconut, fancy (?) cedarwood, bergamot, and sea salt. 

Rating: 5/5 Freshies

Overall Drift Air Freshener Review

The products themselves are five freshies all around. But because of the forced subscription model, we’re going to have to dock a point. 

The Drift Air Freshener Review consensus: 

Rating: 4/5 Freshies

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Super Nintendo World Is Here and It’s Like Stepping Into A Super Mario Bros Game

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Super Nintendo World Is Here and It’s Like Stepping Into A Super Mario Bros Game

Mario fans in the US can now step into their favorite video games at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood.

It's A-Mario, At Universal Studios Hollywood

It’s A-Mario, at Universal Studios Hollywood. On February 17th, the amusement park opened a new themed area centered around the Mario universe. Gaming fans old and young will be excited to experience attractions like a VR Mario kart ride, a toadstool cafe, and plenty of other attractions.

Welcome To Super Nintendo World

If we were taking a Carmigo roadtrip this spring, the new Super Nintendo World is at the top of the list. By the way, most of these pictures are from the park in Japan, but the overall aesthetic is the same. 

Enter through an iconic green pipe and then take in the highly immersive and interactive mushroom kingdom. It feels like you’ve entered a video game. You might notice Peach’s Castle, a charming structure with pink roofing and a stained glass window fit for a princess. There are plenty of fun things you can interact with here like paintings that change artwork. 

Flex Your Gaming Skills

Once you’re feeling bold, you can head over to Bowser’s Castle and get on the signature super Nintendo world ride, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge. Like the game, park guests can experience an augmented reality Mario kart race and attempt to beat Bowser. The line to the actual ride is a very well-decorated castle that you wouldn’t expect from a mean turtle.

There is also the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown which is an interactive game you can play against other people at the park. If you lose and have to rage quit, you can also try the twomp game or the piranha plant game. All of them include jumping and running around, so be prepared. 

The many moving parts in the vibrant Super Nintendo World, like the swaying piranha plant, pacing koopas (the yellow turtles) and goombas (those little brown mushroom dudes), and rotating coins, make the experience feel like you’re in the actual games. 

It might take everything in your power to not collect the coins, but the in-theme power-bands offered to guests allow you to interact with them and rack up some change. These coins/points you collect are tracked on the universal studios app as well. Through the app you can discover several activities to do in the area that give you achievements and coins. 

Photo Opportunities, Souvenirs, & Food

Of course, you can also find your favorite characters like Mario and Luigi wandering around. Princess Peach even makes her royal entrance from her castle. The characters are just as interactive as the surroundings. The eyes and mouth on the characters actually move and the voices are straight from the games.

After you meet your favorite characters, you can check out gift shops, which are stocked with plenty of super mario bros themed merchandise, including the hats. You know you want a mario hat. 

This part of universal studios has a unique dining option as well, the Toadstool Cafe, hosted by Chef Toad. Some delicious bites you can find here include cheesy garlic knots, super mushroom soup, and a princess peach cupcake. 

You could easily spend an entire day in the Super Nintendo World. There is plenty to do for the entire family and endless photo opportunities. This new addition to Universal Studios has everything a Nintendo fan could imagine but also stands alone as a great theme park for your average person.

Need Help Packing For A Super Road Trip?

Before you set off on that family vacation to Super Nintendo World, check out our guide on what to pack for a road trip.

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