Taking the kids on an 8 hour road trip by myself, well let’s just say it isn’t my best idea.
However, I knew the memories we would make on this spring break would make it all worth it.
As we backed out of the driveway yesterday, I felt the anxiety start to take over. Did we have everything? Could the kids get to what they needed? What if the kids get hungry? What if I get lost?
Entering the highway, I took a deep breathe and waited for what lies ahead.
As we drove I continued, “Just breathe, just breathe!”
Around hour seven of our trip, I realized all my fears were long gone. How was it we were an hour out and we hadn’t had any issues with the kids needing my assistance or some kind of minor mishap?
Soon I realized what new items we had for this trip and how they made a world of a difference.
1. PackIt Freezable 18-Can Cooler $29.99 This isn’t your dad’s cooler nor your kids everyday lunch pail. It’s a freezable cooler; no ice needed. It has built in ice packs that keep food and drinks cold pretty much all day long. It is the perfect size for traveling. Convenient for healthy snacks and drinks. It is easy enough for the kids to open and close.
2. Headrest Hooks $6.99 These hooks attach to any headrest. They can be swung around to be used in the front or back of any seat. Great for traveling because they eliminate clutter and frees up floor space. Hanging your child’s backpack or activity bag on these hooks in front of them allows them to entertain themselves on an entire car ride. There are no limits with these including hanging clothes, grocery bags, umbrellas and the list goes on.
3. Car Phone Mount- $7.98 This phone mount attaches to any vent, windshield, or dashboard of your car. It fits Samsung to IPhone Plus phone sizes. It has an adjustable arm and a 360 degree neck to allow you to place your phone as needed and desired. It is durable and assists with safe driving with easy visibility for turn by turn navigation and answering phone calls.
With warm weather around the corner, I hope these travel essentials help you and your family on your next vacation!