Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Road Trip Essentials - #kiaholiday

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The holidays are the busiest for holiday travels.  People pack up their families and visit loved ones from far away.  In no particular order, here are some items that you should take with you on your holiday road trips, whether it be a two hour ride or a 22 hour ride:

1.  Small garbage bags or plastic grocery bags - Take these with you to keep trash contained.  It'll keep your ride from looking like a pigsty.

2.  Blanket - Snuggling up to a blanket while trying to sleep in the vehicle seems to make snooze time a little more easier.  And in the unfortunate case of an emergency breakdown in cold weather, a blanket will help keep you warm until the knight in shining armor (or tow truck) arrives.

3.  GPS - Not just any ole' GPS, mind you.  An UPDATED one.  Just in case your other half really doesn't know their directions as they claimed they did before leaving for the trip.

4.  Snacks - By having munchies on hand, you can save some green by not having to purchase them at the gas stations.  Besides, a person with a grumbly tummy is no fun to be around, especially in a contained space.

5.  Wet Wipes - Of course with snacks comes sticky fingers.  Having wet wipes for use keeps those digits from smearing your vehicle's interior.

6.  Small reading light or flashlight - During a night ride, one of these comes in handy when you want to read in the dark or need to search for something.

7.  CDs - Have a variety on hand to mix up the music and to appease everyone's musical tastes.

8.  Toilet Paper - Because you never know when the urge will hit, and sometimes a person's gotta do what a person's gotta do.

9.  Spare Change - Keep some coins up front where it's readily available for toll booths and air for the tires.  No need wasting time digging around for your quarters.

10.  Travel Games - Have some fun, get some education, and be downright silly by playing games that everyone can join in on. 

What holiday road trip essentials to you take with you?  What do you do to keep yourself/your kids entertained?

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3 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Snacks & drinks are a must! A hungry or thirsty child is a cranky one!!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Last road trip we took we forget to take change are any cash at that we had just are bank cards not realizing their would be tolls are places that only accept cash but yeah bad move lol we learned are lesson

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I must say I love my kia would love a newer model