Behind the wheel: Road trip essentials

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I initially had been weary of road tripping through Italy instead of arriving by train–what with crazy Italian roads and us not having been behind the wheel in months… but I forgot how much I enjoyed the freedom of a car: playing the radio with the windows down, stopping wherever we wanted to take a photo and making our own itinerary.

I’ll still be the Swiss rail system’s #1 fan, but I’m looking forward to planning more European road trips in the future. I’ve rounded up a few items I’d love to have on my next road trip and divided them into two categories: “high road” (expensive) and “low road” (affordable). Enjoy!

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High Road Retro Sunglasses (Stella McCartney)

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High Road Plastic Cup (HOST)

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Low Road Plastic Cup (SOLO)010735400704_01_01_645Wx645HHigh Road Driving Shoes (Tod’s)

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 Low Road Weekender Bag (Sole Society)

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High Road GPS (Garmin watch)

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Low Road GPS (Michelin Map)

We used a map, some directions from Google and locals to get around the winding Piedmont country roads. We got a little lost, but never in an argument–so I’m calling the trip a success! Here’s hoping you are exploring some new territory this weekend…but for now, a few links:

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