There’s nothing quite like the breeze throwing your hair back, your favourite records blaring from the speakers, and the open road welcoming you to a course of adventure. Whether it’s a spontaneous decision or organized far in advance, nothing spells freedom like a picturesque jaunt in your vehicle. It may be the most common way of transportation, but setting out on a ‘road trip’ induces a powerful feeling of liberation, whilst the act of putting your foot down with nowhere to be at any given time, reawakens that rebellious edge.
It can all start off with dollops of excitement and cheer, but the wheels can start to come off as you realise you’ve omitted some essential items. To avoid driving down the Highway to Hell, we offer some light guidance on what to pack to make sure AC/DC's record is just a record, rather than an omen.
The first thing to consider is the type of vehicle you’re travelling in. If there’s two of you and you find yourself driving the extremely rare-yet-undeniably cool Audi 100 Family camper, made by Helmut Bischofberger in the 1980s, you don’t have to scrimp so much on what you pack. On the other hand, if you’re cruising in a Fiat 500, space is at a premium, which calls for smarter packing. From the beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast to the rugged wilderness of the mountains, Bilbao to Bordeaux via the Pyrenees is an epic road trip. It should take roughly a week, and due to the switches in landscape along the way, it is the sort of trip to pack every essential and more.