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11 Road Trips Essentials in my Car

Traveling broadens the mind. And we love traveling. When we travel, I like to do road trips. Reason being we can see more during the drive. We could also discover hidden gems. Once when we were in Kedah, we found the Science Centre, at the back of the Paddy Museum. It was not listed even in the Trip Advisor Website. All through our travels, I have added Road Trip Essentials to my car. To make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable.

Now that I have time as we can’t travel. I have listed some Road trip Essentials. That is in my car during our road trips. 

Foldable Cups.

I have five collapsible cups, one for each member of my family. The cups is not only useful for beverages. I use it when my kids have ice creams in the car. So they don’t drip any ice cream in the car. As the cups are collapsible, thus it doesn’t take much space.

Sleeping bags.

I first bought two of these sleeping bags as extra blankets for when we stayed at hotels. Cause few small hotels supply extra blankets. And also some air-conditioned was quite hard to control. But we found it useful on cold rainy days on our road trips

Round Led Torch Lights.

Every car should have one for emergencies. I have 3, one for each kid. I bought the one that had a hook and could also be a power bank. You could hook up to a selfie stick as a table lamp. Useful when dining in a dimly lit area.


Malaysia is sunny throughout out the year. You need to have some sort of black out curtains in your car. I have three types for different areas of my car for different reasons. I have a half window curtain at the rear. Cause the curtains I got could only cover 3/4. To cover the rest I use metal binders and a large handkerchief. That I learned from Pinterest. Click on my YouTube video 11 Road Trip Essentials that is in My Car. if you would like to see how to do it. The third curtain was something I got from a Daisho store. A curtain with suction cups that I could remove whenever we didn’t need it. This was for the front passenger.

Car Tables.

I have a PVC car table with compartments for water, tissue and a mini dustbin in my second row. And two plastics one at the back row. These tables are useful for snacks and even some activities for the kids. Example playing with their Lego blocks and coloring.



I let each kid choose their own cushion. So they are comfortable. So we don’t a specific theme in my car. I have also two small cushions that can be fixed to the seat belts. A place to rest your head.

First Aid Kit

Another important thing every car should have is a First Aid Kit. What I got is a simple one that fits into my dashboard. You can get these at any pharmacy. Before your trip ensure that there are no expired medicines. Also my wife like to bring a set of their medication. The normal ones will be for their cough, flu and fever.

Power Storage.

I like to also stock up on lots of power banks as each kid have their own gadget. I like to make sure my mobile is constantly powered up in case there is an emergency. Lately I have purchased two solar panels to charge my devices. One came with a large power bank


We need lots of tissue. With 3 kids you need lots of tissues in the car.

Toys and Activities.

We have a rule in the car. When the car is moving, no mobile devices. So on long trips, each kid brings a toy and coloring book. To do in the car. With the girl, she likes to bring her soft toys. I joined 2 S hooks to a motorbike net. And we have a small hammock to put her soft toys. You can view how it looks like in my YouTube video

Mobile phone Mount.

Lastly and just as important. A good mobile phone mount. As we normally visit destination that we have been before I use a lot of Waze and Google Maps. You need to keep your eyes on the road as well as know where you will be heading. I avoid those mobile phone mounts that are above the dashboard or fixed to your windscreen. That normally will distract my driving. Its very dangerous. So I have one that can be mounted to my air-conditioned.


Well here’s my 11 Road trip Essentials that is in my car. Hope it’s been helpful. Do visit my other post to see my beautiful Malaysia. You want to find Fun Activities to do in Malaysia. Visit my post.



Where to stay in Port Dickson

Accomodation in Port Dickson

There are a variety of accommodation that you could choose from in Port Dickson. You can choose from 5 star accommodations to apartments with a kitchen that you can cook in. My wife and I love to stay in different locations when we are in Port Dickson so as not to be bored every time we are there. Here are some of the places we have stayed. These are my comments, how I felt about that place they might have done some renovations or upgrading but the location will never change.

Hotels in Port Dickson

Avillion Port Dickson
It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted something special for her. So I chose Avillion because of it had water chalets. I felt it would be romantic to stay above the sea. I took their honeymoon package. And Avillion didn’t let us down. The room was made of wood. It had an open air shower and bath. The package comes with a bouquet of roses, candlelight dinner for two, a neck and face massage for two and two days of breakfast. The resort is surrounded with lots of greeneries and flowers which make you feel like you are in another place like in Bali perhaps. This is the place to go if you want to go on your first honeymoon or many honeymoons like us.

Corus Port Dickson Stayed here twice. Once because I had a free voucher. The hotel rooms we got overlook the sea. The room was beautifully decorated and well equipped. On weekends and public holidays there are a lot of families as this is quite a big hotel. So this is the hotel to avoid if you want peace and quiet. On the beach there is a small man made lagoon but the water is a little murky, it was not to inviting to swim. The pool iss really big with waterslides for the kids but we rather swim in the sea. So we didn’t use the pool. For dinner we had the BBQ by the lagoon. The atmosphere was nice with the sea breeze blowing but it was a liitle dark. The lighting was no addequate. This is a nice resort for families to stay.

Eagle Ranch Resort We took the log cabin. It had simple decoration, a comfortable bed and open air bathroom. There is no phone in the room so there were no room service. The best part of the Eagle Ranch is the activities they offer. There is archery (which my wife beat me at), paintball (should you have a group above 8 persons), canoeing, go-kart (which my wife beat me again- I let her win) and also a small spa which was under renovation when we were there. There is also horse riding and pony riding. It’s a fun place for kids and also the kids at heart.

Selesa Beach – Now The Grand Beach Port Dickson Selesa Beach Resort is located about 10 minutes drive from the Port Dickson round about. It’s easy to locate as the building is designed with the traditional Minangkabau architecture. I feel that the hotel is located on the best stretch of beach due to its clean white sand. This time around I noticed that the beaches in PD are really clean. Good Job goes to the PD Municipal Council. The hotel is quite old but pretty well maintainedd. The plus point is that this resort is close by to eateries around PD. The hotel has a baby pool, a large, games room, gym and also an air-conditioned kid’s room. For me this is a one of the better hotel for families if you are in Port Dickson.

Other little resorts in Port Dickson

Seri Malaysia Port Dickson Like all the Seri Malaysia hotels, this is a budget hotel it’s only RM140 per night. The one in Port Dickson is strategically located just across Teluk Kemang beach. Within walking distance to Pasar Malam (Night Market) and 7 km from Port Dickson town. The rooms are simple in decoration with only a shower, TV was about 14inches and there is only one outlet. The breakfast that comes with the room package is very simple. Well don’t expect much as the rack rate for this hotel is only RM140 per night. The plus point about this hotel it’s very near to stalls or shops selling food and souvenirs. And not forgetting the Pasar Malam on weekends. Bourganvilla Resort I came across this resort when I saw there were a lot of good comments on this resort in Facebook. There were some nice pictures too. The resort is hidden away just at the back of Ocean View Resort about 15km from Port Dickson town. It can be reached by a small road. We missed the turning because there was not much signage’s up. But I found the resort to be nice and cosy. The room was clean and so was the garden. The only drawback was the beach was a walking distance away. As we normally checking on weekdays, the resort was very quiet. The other drawback that I can think of was there were no food outlet and the small road made it difficult to go to town. If you don’t mind that, than this is a great place to relax. Another thing to note is that they only accept payments in cash. So far these are the place I’ve stayed in Port Dickson. These are only one man’s comments. Judge for yourself because different people have different expectations. Come back often to discover more of my Travels at Malaysia.

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