Keeping the Family Happy on Road Trips

Ways to Make Your Road Trips More Enjoyable

Are you planning a road trip with family or friends? Want to make it more enjoyable and even more memorable? I’m going to share some tips here with you that I hope will help.

My family and I used to travel from Michigan to West Virginia every year. I loved those vacations! Sometimes my aunt would go with us, and she and my mom would sit in the back and pass out food and drinks to everyone from the cooler we kept in the back seat. It was such a blast. I am an only child, so I didn’t have to fight for attention with other siblings. What fun we had.

There are many ways you can keep everyone entertained and happy on a road trip…

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Tip #1 ~ Get a Vacuum Sealer!

Vacuum Seal Snacks, Clothing and More

FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System

I put this down as the first tip, because you can vacuum seal so many things that will make your trip easier. Vacuum seal your clothing, so that things will fit in the luggage easier (remember to take the appliance with you, so you can do it on the trip home, too).

Pack and seal fresh fruits and vegetables and keep them in a cooler. You can slice them ahead of time, so individual servings will be washed and cut, so you can enjoy them whenever you desire. Kids will love apple and orange slices on the go!

Pack and seal animal crackers and other snack crackers and chips. Buy them in bulk or on sale, then pack them into individual servings for the entire family.

If you like to use your own pillows at the hotels, then vacuum pack them, so they will take up less room in the trunk.

There are so many things you can do with a food vacuum sealer. This is a must have appliance for every household!

 

Tip #2 ~ Bring Road Trip Games

Make sure you have a variety of road trip games on hand that everyone can participate in and enjoy playing. You can also make up your own along the way, but it’s nice to have board games and more handy, when people start getting bored.

Here are some terrific options for you to choose from. Bring along at least three or four games with every trip…

 Spot It! on the RoadView Now Mad Libs on the RoadView Now Travel Scavenger Hunt for KidsView Now National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. RoadView Now Travel Auto Roadtrip Bingo Vacation GameView Now Rubberneckers: Everyone’s Favorite Travel GameView Now Would You Rather/You Gotta Be KiddingView Now Melissa & Doug Family Road TripView Now Road TripView Now Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates AcrossView Now Vacation Fun Mad LibsView Now Melissa & Doug Travel Memory GameView Now

Tip #3 ~ Stay Organized

Keep snacks, water bottles, electronic devices, napkins and more handy and organized with some of these terrific road trip organizers that will make your life simpler and your trip more enjoyable.

Make sure items that you use frequently are easily accessible and in reach for everyone in the vehicle. No more digging for important items, when you have them handy beforehand.

 Cozy Greens® Backseat Car Organizer |View Now Honey-Can-Do SFT-01166 Soft Storage Chest, BlackView Now Munchkin Backseat Organizer, BlackView Now Autoark AK-002 Car Seat Back Organizer,View Now Diono Travel Pal Car StorageView Now Hopkins INTORG-BLA Go Gear Black ConsoleView Now High Road SwingAway Car Seat OrganizerView Now Yozzy Car Trunk Organizer Auto InteriorView Now Fully Collapsible and Portable Folding FlatView Now Large Backseat Car Organizer for KidsView Now KAFEEK® Car Seat Organizer/Auto Seat BackView Now HangPro Car Organizer – Front andView Now InsideSmarts Car Garbage Can. Waterproof StorageView Now Travel Gaming Bag Console Game ControllerView Now ChiTronic Car Armrests Seats Storage Organizer,View Now High Quality Multi Function Car SeatView Now

“Road Trip” – Gabriel Iglesias- (From Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

Tip #4 Feed Them!

Make sure you keep quick, easy, and unmessy snacks on hand for the trips both ways! We all like to nibble, and this will keep kids happy. Healthy snacks are best, but you can treat them to something special every once in a while, too.

 Healthy Snacks To Go Box (45View Now GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Tasty Favorites VarietyView Now Lunch & Snacks Variety Bundle CareView Now Fit & Fresh, Fresh Starts ChilledView Now Mary’s Gone Crackers Original Snack Bags,View Now Sahale Snacks Nut Blends Almond Mix,View Now Munchkin Two Snack Catchers, Colors MayView Now Kay’s Naturals Protein Pretzel Sticks, CinnamonView Now Healthy Snack Bars To Go BoxView Now Sweet & Salty Snacks Bundle, GiftView Now Welch’s Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 oz.,View Now Fruit Shapes, Scooby Doo, 16 OunceView Now Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks VarietyView Now Black Forest Fruit Medley Fruit Snack,View Now Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, DespicableView Now Tree Top All Natural Fruit SnacksView Now Keebler Sandwich Crackers Variety Pack,View Now Cheez-It Crackers, Original, 1.5-Ounce Packages (PackView Now Planters Nut 24 Count-Variety Pack, 2View Now Planters Variety Pack, 24 Packs (12-1.75View Now

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I write content for myself and others and enjoy spending time at home working online. I also enjoy time spent with friends and family, and my many cats, who are like my children.

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