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ROAD TRIPS 2019

W H AT T O PAC K
Ta ke t h es e r e c o m m e n d a t i o ns f o r m us t - b r i n g
C a l i f o r n i a ess e n t i a l s a n d l e a r n h ow t o g e t
s t r a t e g i c w i t h you r p a c k i n g

SUITCASE BASICS
 Casual daytime

 Dress for activities

California is comfortably laid-back. Jeans, shorts,
casual tops, and T-shirts are acceptable daytime attire
almost anywhere you go. Simple styles offer more
fashion mileage, so pack neutral and versatile pieces. A
white tee, dark denim jeans, black or navy pants, and a
slip dress or two will cover most vacation fashion needs.

Even if you don't splash into the Pacific, your hotel pool
or hot tub will beckon, so pack a swimsuit. Do you need
specialty clothes for hiking, camping, bicycling? Ramp
up your daytime wardrobe with a few nice dresses or
slacks and collared shirts for wine-tasting or a concert.

 Outerwear
No matter your destination, a lightweight jacket and a
sweater or fleece will serve you well. Even the desert gets
chilly at night-you'll want something to wrap around
that sleeveless dress or tank top you wore all day.

Three pairs of shoes will get you through any trip. 1)
Sandals or dressy sneakers you can wear shopping or
wandering through museums. 2) Beefier walking shoes
for longer excursions or hiking. 3) A chic pair of flats or
wedges (loafers for men) to go with dining-out clothes.

 Check regional forecasts

 Streamline accessories

California is a supersized state with huge swings in
topography and weather, so pack according to the
season. A trip to the northern coast demands warmer
clothing, while desert and inland destinations require
lighter fabrics. The Sierra Nevada has warm summer
days but winter temperatures below freezing.

Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are essential in the
California sunshine. A scarf can make casual sportswear look more dressed up. Pack a multi-purpose belt
or two but go light on jewelry: Basic earrings and a
simple necklace can be worn every day. A cross-body
handbag works well for shopping and evenings out.

 Footwear matters

CGEAR SANDFREE MAT:

Keep the sand
out of your
sandwiches. Made
from layers of
military-grade
synthetic mesh,
this mat is great for
the beach, desert,
and outside your
tent. $45, cgearsandfree.com

REXING V1
DASHCAM:

Chronicle passing
beach towns or
rolling wine country
vineyards in full HD
with this wide-angle
dash-mounted
camera. It will
even capture clear
images at night.
$100,
rexingusa.com

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LOADED
QUESTIONS:

Miles fly by when
you're answering
questions like
"What is the
rudest thing you've
ever done?" or
"What's your
favorite candy bar
of all time?" $20,
loadedquestions
.com

TEP PORTABLE
WIFI HOTSPOT:
Can't live without
WiFi? Tep's pocket
hotspot connects
up to 5 devices at
once. $9 a day,
tepwireless.com

WINGSPAN
OPTICS
BINOCULARS:

Was that a bald
eagle? A pair of
rugged lightweight
binoculars can
answer burning
questions and
keep the kids
entertained.
$70, wingspan
optics.com

OSPREY
DAYLITE PACK:

California's scenery
will inspire you to
get out and walk.
With one ultralightweight pack
per passenger, everybody can carry
their own stuff.
$50, osprey.com

FROM LEFT, COURTESY OF: CGEAR, REXING, ALL THINGS
EQUAL, TEP WIRELESS, WINGSPAN OPTICS, OSPREY

COOL ADD-ONS


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