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Essentials for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip

by Team Fathom

Oceanside, California. Photo by Woodrow Walden.

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Summer is just around the bend. And it couldn't come a moment sooner. Now's the time to start dreaming of long drives with the windows rolled down and weekends spent exploring new and old haunts. When you're planning, don't forget the few key items that will help make summer road trips an even bigger success.

Saturdays NYC Sasha Sunglasses

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Saturdays Sasha Sunglasses

The retro, square-framed shades in grey tortoise shield eyes from the sun and help you focus on the road. The urban surf label's new unisex collection is handmade in Japan and comes in six different styles and a variety of colors.

Price: $295
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Alegria Home Aisley Blanket

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Alegria Home Aisley Blanket

Woven by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico, the beautiful pink, blue, and charcoal striped cotton throw can serve multiple purposes. It's a blanket for warmth (so handy when no one can agree on the ideal car temperature) and a blanket on the grass for a roadside picnic.

Price: $159
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Friendship Forever USB Cable and Car Charger

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Friendship Forever USB Cable and Car Charger

Our heart skips a beat when we think of old-fashioned paper road maps, but we'd be toast without the Google Maps app. This dual-charging device is a contemporary will keep the navigation system/music player/camera/connection to the outside world charged — and resolve any charger-hogging issues among travel pals. It's contemporary take on boring (but essential!) road trip tech tools.

Price: $12
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Bare Coconut Chips

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Bare Coconut Chips

Made with just three ingredients, everyone can feel good about munching on toasted coconut chips and save room for a double-double at In-N-Out. Bare's other varieties are pretty great, too, especially Cinnamon Apple Chips and Banana Chips.

Price: $2.17
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Filson Duffle

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Filson Duffle

All these road trip essentials and more can be stashed in a rugged twill and leather duffle bag that only gets better with age. The handsome weekender works for overnight trips, has many interior pockets, and rustproof brass zippers.

Price: $395
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Discover It Miles credit card

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Discover it® Miles Credit Card

The essentials in this list cost a total of $863.17.

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This post was created in collaboration with Discover it® Miles, the travel credit card that lets you travel without boundaries.

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