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We road trip like its going out of style, 1. Because we like to and 2. Because it costs a small fortune for a family of 5 to fly cross country. My husband is the driver and I’m the entertainment. I provide quality conversation, engaging jokes and great talking points. This sounds very self-centered but just go with it. In addition to me being an awesome road trip buddy I am also the packing guru. I pack everything needed and a little more because too much is never enough when you have 3 small kids.
In addition to my ultimate packing list there are 10 essentials that I never leave home without when we go on road trips.
In addition to our GPS we make sure to bring a map because we know from experience that a GPS can steer you down the wrong road. We also mark the best rest areas and gas stations along the map.
This is an obvious one. I try to pack mess free snacks such as nuts, fruit and granola bars.
- Hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes for public restrooms.
- Cash-In case of emergencies
- Entertainment for the kids. DVD’s, CD’s or coloring books and crayons
- Camera for epic photos
- Car chargers
- Excedrin® Migraine (indicated for migraines) and Excedrin® Extra Strength (great for everyday headaches)
My husband has suffered from migraines since he came back from his deployment to Afghanistan 3 years ago. Initially, we thought his migraines would be temporary, but we’ve since learned that it is something that he will more than likely continue to deal with. I’ve worked through numerous home remedies and concoctions that did not help. He was then prescribed several medications that have never given him relief or that have worsened his symptoms. Gratefully about a year ago a relative suggested Excedrin® Migraine for his migraines.
In the past he’d miss family events because migraines make him sensitive to loud noises and light. What’s most heartbreaking about his migraines is that my daughter’s squeaky voice can sometimes make the migraines worse. For a while we would only road trip to close places or we wouldn’t road trip at all.
Excedrin® has allowed us to make several family memories by providing quick relief when we need it most. Use as directed.
Last summer we took a 14-hour road trip to Chicago from Virginia and like clock work my husband started feeling the effects of a migraine. After 10+ hours on the road, he was becoming sensitive to headlights and the winding road was only making it worse. We keep Excedrin® Migraine in the glove box and less than 30 minutes later we were able to continue our road trip. Excedrin® made what could’ve been a terrible trip a great family memory. We trust Excedrin® to come through and save the day any time our family road trips are being threatened.
When we road trip it’s good to have the essentials handy so I make a very easy “Road Trip Travel Box” for all of our road trip travel essentials.
You will need:
Wooden Craft Box
Really cute peel and stick letters
Pencil with eraser
- If your wooden box is plain feel free to paint or spray paint it. This one came painted so there was no need to paint it.
- Lay the box on it’s side. Take your ruler and pencil and draw a straight line across the box.
- Take your cute peel and stick lettering and place them on the straight line. Measure the spacing with the pencil. If the letters won’t stick feel free to use glue.
4. Erase the line you drew with your eraser.
5. Fill the box with your travel essentials.
What do you include in your road trip travel box?