Whether you’re moving down south USA permanently or you’re just heading down for the weekend, there are some items that anyone would be at a loss without. From the need for mosquito spray in every state to a strong SPF sunscreen being liquid gold, travelling south can be a fun and interesting way to get away from your daily life.
These are the top things everyone needs when travelling south! So if you’re travelling, grab them quickly; southern holidays are as popular this year as Austin houses for sale!
Car Window Light Refractor
The closer you get to the equator, the hotter the temperatures and the stronger the sunlight hits your car. So if you plan on getting out of your car a lot and fear overheating or leaving it in the sun: it’s time to get a light refractor. First, stop so much light from getting into your car and keep its interior temperature at a more comfortable level. Although this might not be ideal for many people, it’s better than having to bake every time you get into your vehicle.
Extra Cash on Hand
Some of the best stores, restaurants and antique spots are still cash-only. Being cash-only ensures that if you decide to go and you only have your card on you, you could be missing out on an incredible experience. A general rule of thumb is twenty dollars per person on the trip. This way, if you have to spend it all on a meal, you can always get money out of your bank or an ATM later on.
Some Disposable Cameras
This may sound like a strange idea in the times of smartphones and cloud photo storing, but keeping disposable cameras on hand for a holiday into the south will lend a bit of magic to it. Of course, you can have these developed later on, but for the trip, it ensures that you’re not staring at your phone camera while you’re snapping shots; you’re getting to take it all in as it happens.
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Sunscreen and bug spray are an immediate need for anyone who’s going south. Mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs will be torture if you’re not ready, and the sun is hot and strong enough to burn within fifteen minutes of being exposed in some areas. So pack some of each of these, or you’ll be scrambling to buy them the moment you get south.
Extra Towels and a Blow Dryer
Many who are from drier areas may not understand this, but having a blow dryer and some extra towels on hand is a fantastic idea. Although there’s nothing that will keep you completely dry in the middle of a thick and humid summer: nothing is stopping you from trying. Blow drying your hair and body once you get out of the shower will keep away some of the southern dewiness, but if you’re not used to the thick air of the south, it might be overwhelming that your clothes suddenly feel damp often. Eventually, you’ll get used to it, and your skin and hair will stay well hydrated, but this is one of the largest shocks to people going south from drier areas.