5 Must-Have Travel Accessories for the Open Road

5 Must-Have Travel Accessories for the Open RoadMost RTG Medical traveling medical professionals travel to their assignments by car. It’s always important to be prepared–especially for long trips–and there are some great products out there that can help make even the longest trips just a little bit better.

Here are a few of our favorite travel accessories for the open road:

  1. Coffee mug: A good travel mug holds a decent amount of coffee (or tea), is well-insulated, fits securely in your car’s cupholder, is spill-resistant and leakproof, but doesn’t require dismantling just to take a sip. Oh, and it should look cool, too. This sounds like a tall order (or should we say “grande”?), but luckily, you can find coffee mugs everywhere and there are even more options to consider than there are corner coffee shops.
  2. DC/AC power inverter: Sure, they make car chargers for most portable electronic devices, but if you travel frequently, you don’t actually have to get a separate car charger for every item. A DC/AC power converter can power up your small electronics just as easily as plugging them in at home–it uses their standard two-or three-prong electrical cord.
  3. Travel apps: Need to find out if the next stop has Wi-Fi, where you can find clean restrooms, what restaurants nearby serve a great meal, or who has the cheapest gas in town? There’s an app for that! There are also apps available to help you plan your trip ahead of time and determine your best route, too.
  4. Portable cooler: You never know if the next truck stop or convenience store will carry your favorite refreshments, so it’s nice to have a cooler right in your car. You can pick up a dollar-store styrofoam version and fill it with a five-pound bag of ice, upgrade to a hard-shell unit with reusable cold packs, or dump the ice permanently and go for something more high-tech that is designed for modern food and drink packaging and is powered through your car’s 12-volt outlet.
  5. Bluetooth-enabled speakerphone: Stay hands-free and safe with a Bluetooth-enabled speakerphone when you have to use your cell phone in the car. Because these devices are becoming more commonplace, you have more models to choose from and the prices have come down considerably, too.

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the walls of the hospital or medical facility where you work now (and if traveling is starting to sound more appealing to you), you might want to consider a career as a traveling medical professional with RTG Medical. Check out our website or give us a call at 866-RTG-2DAY!

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