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    On holiday by car? Packing list with 15 things you shouldn't forget!

    If you're planning on going on holiday by car, it's important to make a packing list to ensure you take everything you need. Below is a list of essential items to pack for a road trip.

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    Packing list for your holiday

    1. Car papers and driver's license: Before you leave, it is important to check whether you have all the necessary car papers and your driver's license with you. Make sure you keep these papers in a safe place, such as in your purse or car locker.

    2. Spare key: It's a good idea to carry a spare key in case you lose the original key or accidentally lock it in the car. Keep the spare key in a safe place that is easily accessible.

    3. First aid kit: A first aid kit is an essential item to take with you on a driving holiday. Make sure the first aid kit is adequately stocked with plasters, bandages, antiseptic wipes, painkillers and other supplies.

    4. Sunscreen: A sunscreen is useful to have, especially if you are going on holiday in a warm climate. Make sure the sunshade is large enough to cover your entire rear window.

    5. Maps and navigation systems: Although modern navigation systems are very useful, it is also a good idea to have a printed map on hand in case your navigation system breaks down or does not work properly.

    6. Phone holder: Carefree navigation via your phone? If you don't have Carplay, a sturdy phone holder is essential while on the road.

    7. Car charger: A car charger is useful to have, especially if you plan to make long trips. Make sure you have a car charger that is suitable for all your electronic devices, such as your phone and tablet.

    8. Spare tire and tools: It's a good idea to carry a spare tire and tools in case you get a flat tire or have other problems with the car. Make sure you know how to change the spare tire before you hit the road.

    9. Travel documents: If you plan to cross the border, don't forget to take your passport or identity card with you. Also check whether you need other travel documents, such as visas or travel insurance.

    10. Clothes and toiletry bag: Bring clothes that are suitable for the climate in which you are going on holiday. Make sure you also have a toiletry bag with you with all the essentials, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and soap.

    11. Food and drinks: If you plan to go on long rides, it's a good idea to bring snacks and drinks. Think of water, soft drinks, cookies and fruit.

    12. Entertainment: Are you planning to drive far? Then it is advisable to take your favorite music with you or save it on your phone. Music can stimulate your brain to stay active during long rides. So connect your Bluetooth, aux cable or FM transmitter to your phone and sing along with all your heart. This also makes the long drive fun!

    13. Flashlight: A flashlight can be useful in an emergency, such as when you have a flat tire at night and need to replace it. Make sure you bring a flashlight that works well and has enough batteries.

    14. Comfortable clothes and shoes: If you plan to go on long rides, it is important to bring comfortable clothes and shoes. Choose loose, breathable clothing and flat shoes suitable for walks and activities.

    15. Plastic bags: It is useful to take some plastic bags with you so that you can store trash and dirty clothes and keep them separate from the clean items. Make sure you also take some extra plastic bags with you in case you need to pack something that has gotten wet or may fall apart for other reasons.

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    Packing list for the family holiday

    Are you going on holiday with the whole family? Nice! Don't forget to bring entertainment for the children, for example! Think of books or downloading films for the car. Also bring enough clothes that you can easily access in the car (you know, but never with young children).Also consider medicines and first aid supplies. Including antipyretics, plasters, antiseptic wipes, insect bite cream and any prescribed medications.

    With these extra tips on your packing list you are ready for a great car holiday! Do you have any additions to this packing list for the car holiday? Then let us know below in the comments!

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    Esther calendar_today

    Inderdaad niet vergeten om de papieren van je auto mee te nemen op vakantie. Ik moet mijn auto ook nog opnieuw laten keuren binnenkort. Zo moet ik er helemaal klaar voor zijn!

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