11 JAM Items You Need For The Perfect Summer Road Trip
I don’t know about you, but a summer road trip has been on my bucket list
I knew we had fifty states.
And having the right supplies for my (I mean your) road trip is super important. So I’m here to give you the best road trip plan with the perfect products to go along for the ride!
Since JAM’s store is located in New York City, I decided to start there. But whatever city you’re closest to, choose that one to start!
Get ready to travel cross country with JAM.
Here we go!
Destination 1: New York City, New York
New York City is all about getting down to business. Busy people, busy traffic, busy life. In the city that never sleeps, Business Card Cases are your best bet to survive in the Big Apple. You never know who you’ll bump into (literally…) and having the perfect case to hold your business cards will make promoting your business super easy. So when you bump into Donald Trump on your way to the Empire State Building, quickly take out your business card and bam! you might be his next apprentice, or Presidential campaign coordinator according to him. But that’s a whole other topic for a whole other blog…
Destination 2: Washington D.C.
When you’re in Washington D.C., you can’t help but feel patriotic. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, you’ll be bleeding red, white, and blue before you know it. And when you travel to all of those beautiful monuments, why not spread your patriotic love? With our red, white, and blue envelopes everyone (even those protesters surrounding the White House – and there are a lot of them) will be singing the National Anthem right along with you.
Destination 3: Nashville, Tennessee
Next stop, the Music City of America! Nashville is known for its musical talent so you shouldn’t go without an instrument yourself. Yes, we are a paper and envelope company but you seemed to forget we have awesome Metallic Tins that make for some awesome drumming! Carry these around and you may even become part of a bluegrass band. Best part? While you drum your way to the Country Music Hall of Fame, you can store your harmonica inside the tin! It’s a win, win.
Destination 4: New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras. This is what I think of when I hear of NOLA. As you walk the streets of Mardi Gras, you certainly need the perfect accessories. So along with those infamous beads, you need some feathers! And our Feather Ribbon will surely do the trick. Decorate your own mask with our ribbon or tie it around your neck. This way when you go into the streets of New Orleans, you’ll totally look the part and you’ll also retract all of that voodoo NOLA is known for. You’re welcome.
Destination 5: Anywhere, Texas
Howdy ya’ll! Okay, I don’t want you to be THAT corny when you go to Texas, because I’m pretty sure the Texans won’t find it that funny. But you do need some Napkins for those awesome BBQ’s you’ll be attending. What I picture in Texas is just a bunch of cowboys (and no, I do not mean Dallas Cowboy football players) handing out free Texas-styled beef and ribs. So I think napkins are going to be needed for when they bring that sloppy joe your way! Unless of course, you think wiping your hand on your cowboy hat will do… Good luck convincing the Texans with that one.
Destination 6: Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona
From my extremely extensive research (also known as Google), I found that the Grand Canyon South Rim is your best bet for seeing most of the Grand Canyon in one sitting. Of course, looking over the beautiful landscape is something you will always remember wherever you find it, so I HAD to make this a stop on the road trip. I’ve also heard it’s super quiet in some areas. So here’s what I suggest: go to the quietest spot, drop one of our Push Pins down the canyon and see if you can literally hear a pin drop. Tape it and send it to our Instagram page! (If someone actually does this, I will hug you personally. Again, you’re welcome.)
Destination 7: Los Angeles, California
CELEBRITY CITY! Okay, so I’ve heard that traffic is killer in Los Angeles, but that’s the only downfall. Especially if you’re as obsessed with celebrities as I am. And the only thing you need with you in the thick smog of Los Angeles is one of our Calligraphy Pens. You’ll be seeing celebrities left and right and to be the perfect tourist, which you most certainly are (even if you don’t want to admit it), you need to get their autographs ASAP. These smooth pens will make it easy for those annoyed celebrities to get you out of the way fast all the while giving you a little bit of them to hold onto. I mean, if I saw Nick Jonas in L.A. and DIDN’T try to get his autograph, I’d never forgive myself.
Destination 8: Beverly Hills, California
And since Beverly Hills is so close to LA, you kind of need to go. Strut your stuff down Rodeo Drive just like Julia Roberts did in ‘Pretty Woman’. All Roberts needed was one of our Die Cut Shopping Bags and she would’ve owned those stuck up retailers even more. Our bright colors would’ve gotten their attention and would’ve given Roberts more incentive to rub her awesomeness in their face. I know, I know, I’m sorry. I need to make a movie reference somewhere okay?
Destination 9: Seattle, Washington
Along with the Space Needle, Seattle is known for the amazing movie Sleepless in Seattle (just kidding). It’s known for its rain. I mean I’ve always wanted to say I’ve been to the Emerald City because of the Tom Hanks movie (I mean Safeco Field), but I need some protection if I’m going to go. With our Cellophane Sleeves, you’ll never need an umbrella! The rain will drip right off the envelope and at the same time protect those love letters you’re sending to your admirer that read let’s meet on Valentine’s Day on top of the Empire State Building. Ugh, swoon.
Destination 10: Rapid City, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore is in Rapid City, South Dakota (yeah, I didn’t know either). I’ve only heard amazing things about the experience, so I decided this has to be on the list. The fact that it took fourteen years to sculpt gives me more than enough motivation to check it out! And along with the beautiful sculpted faces, there needs to be some beautiful Coin Envelopes. Since Jefferson, Washington and Lincoln are on USA money, why not carry some along in your envelope pocket. You’ll look up and see the same faces! I heard it’s tradition to throw some Jefferson nickels, Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters at the mountain for good luck … or I just made it up. But it sounds cool. Doesn’t it?
Destination 11: Chicago, Illinois
Last stop. Chicago. And what does everyone know about Chicago? Their awesome deep dish pizza! When you start to explore all of the greatest pizzerias in the Windy City, you need top notch Plastic Plates to hold that heavy crust. Use our assortment of plates, for any sized pizza! From our square plates to our round plates, these deep dishes better be ready for you!
So there you have it! From New York City to Los Angeles to Chicago, you now know all of the essential JAM products you need to pack! For the third and final time, you’re very welcome.
And of course I wasn’t able to list every single city I want to visit (San Francisco is a big one), so why not comment on your favorite cities that YOU want to visit on the summer road trip of your dreams!