November 18, 2015 Leave a comment Essential items for a holiday road trip By Kelli Uhrich, Komando.com Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com The holiday season is the busiest travel season of the year. And that can make it one of the most stressful times of the year. Few things are more stressful than cramming the whole family into the car for a long-distance road trip.When it comes to holiday travel, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that a whopping 91% of Americans choose a road trip over public transportation. Only 5% to 6% brave crowded airports, and 2% to 3% travel by bus, train or some other mode. So, there's a good chance you'll be on the road at some point in the next two months. It's a good idea to start preparing now, and we have just what you need.We've rounded up some essential items you'll want on hand before you hit the road this year. Some of these will help to keep you safe, and others will entertain even the toughest passengers.Next page: Items that keep you safe Continued on next page123Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Cars Tech Find auto mechanics and easily contact roadside assistance Next Cars Tech 5 clever uses for a dash cam Related Articles Handy tips to make Facebook better How to keep your passwords in the right hands in case tragedy strikes Essential Facebook settings you need to change now Is a “dumb phone” right for you?