road trip essentialsWhether a day trip or weekend escape if you are hitting the open road anywhere near North Delaware, stage the essentials. Load up the car and go like a pro – these are the must-haves, the necessities – your packing list starts here.

1. Screen

There’s nothing attractive or comforting about welts or burns. Sunscreen & Bug Screen – Bring it or you’ll have to buy it probably at double the price.

2. Direct Connect

Smart/Cell phone/Ipad & don’t forget your CHARGERS! Leave the laptop at home.

3. Quarters

Coinage for the parking meters(they’re ON!) only a few around take plastic. If you’re lucky, you can use leftovers for a evil game of quarters later.

3. Tunes

Beats for the road…whether you choose good ol’ fashioned radio, satellite, or I-gadgets – be sure your mix represents the tone for your adventure. A gimmee preload –> Who doesn’t love the “Happy” song by Pharrell Williams? (If you don’t, don’t rain on our parade)  Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do, Because We’re happy!

4. Appsrehoboth-beach-sign-delaware

The need for phone apps is endless. The handy GPS for the most direct route, scenic route or for plan B alternate to avoid traffic, accidents or construction. Plus get LOCAL tips on weather, restaurants, entertainment or games to keep backseat drivers busy. There’s a smorgasbord available and plenty that are free. Download before you takeoff.

5. Zips

That lock that is. This is plastic with out the average variable interest and ever so useful come sand or water.

6. Attitude


As Jimmy Buffet so swiftly said, “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude”. Leave your worries and concerns at home. Share a smile or laugh with everyone you meet. Respect the land that surrounds you.

“It’s those changes in latitudes,
Changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
With all of our running and all of our cunning,
If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”

7. Good, Good Company

Pre-select carefully and be ready to make some fabulous memories. Let the good times roll.

Enjoy the ride!