If you're headed out on the open road this summer, you're going to need a few things. Water is a must, as is lots of reading material for the kids. But what gadgetry should you haul along to a long vacation or summer rental?
After a few years of hitting the beach with my fam, here are some of the things I don't leave home without.
An iPod Dock - Whenever we hit the beach rental, we always like to pop on a little Vampire Weekend or the Tangled soundtrack and rock out as we unpack. Rather than just play music through a tiny set of speakers, however, we prefer to use something like the wireless JBL Onbeat Air or the portable Bose Sounddock (I know, I know, everyone says Bose is overpriced but you won't find a better iPod dock for under $400). The dock holds your phones, lets you listen to streaming music, and is eminently portable.