Keep your kids busy on the road!

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1. Make your own Trail Mix with favorites

Before your trip, let kids pick out a few of their favorite snacks to combine for their very own trail mix blend. Parents, feel free to toss some healthy options into the mix as well. Pre-portion the mix into mini baggies for a tasty treat, they can go to when hunger hits.

2. Have some fun with the tunes!

We all have different tastes, so to keep everybody happy, let each rider take a turn selecting their favorite songs.  Set a time limit for each person and enjoy exploring musical genres galore.

3. Give kids something to look forward to!

To make the hours fly by, every hour on the hour, have a little surprise ready to give them. Think simple like a pack of gum or a sheet of stickers. It will make the trip exciting for the little ones as they eagerly await their next surprise.

4. Make it an adventure!

If you have extra time. Don’t be afraid to pull over for some extra fun. Let each rider choose a roadside stop. Maybe it’s a quick photo op at a national park or a visit to a local ice cream parlor they spot along the way. Don’t be in such a rush to get to your destination that you forget to enjoy the journey!

5. Grab a deck of Playprint for hours of screen-free entertainment!

Playprint is a deck of mix and match cards that provides creative play prompts and can easily be adapted to long car rides simply by sorting out activities that don’t require a lot of supplies or space.

Some of our favorite car ride activities inspired by Playprint include creating stories, songs, and games. Parents, pull it out for some family fun or have them play independently when you’re ready for a little break!

 


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A suitcase that doubles as a toy!

As a Travel Founder and mom, I had to personally take the time to vouch for this product. Trunkis are a hit in my home even when we’re not traveling, with the kids riding on it through the house in tedious days. And when we are traveling, it’s a show stopper. People literally stop to smile and comment on us as I go through the airport with three energetic boys taking turns on our Tiger Trunki.

 

Sit-On, Ride-On, Carry-On!

 

Why you need it: It’s a spacious cute suitcase that doubles as a toy!

Why we like it: It has just enough space to pack for the weekend, and if you’re traveling for more than two days, it’s perfect for taking a couple of toys to entertain them during your trip.

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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Are we there yet? A Travel Kit to keep this question away!

Are we there yet? We love how this reusable Road Trip Travel Games Activities Kit keeps the kids busy while creating dozens of opportunities for the whole family to engage in old-fashioned road trip fun!

 

Let the kids track the progress of the trip!

 

Why you need it: It’s hard to keep the kids off electronics these days. This is a great way to have the kids actively participating in the progress of the trip and interacting with the whole family through playing all-time favorite games like hangman, connects, battleship, license plate hunt, and even a visual scavenger hunt for kids who can’t read yet.

 

Why we like it: The countdown cards keep kid’s anxiousness at bay, letting them know what to expect. The cards can be filled out in advance and hung with the string and wood clips included in the kit.  Then kids can follow along and have fun as landmarks and stops are reached.

 

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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This gym bag is our favorite travel bag!

This Travel Duffel bag with Wet Pocket & Shoes Compartment is advertised as a sports/travel bag, but if you ask us, you don’t really need that many pockets when going to the gym! 😸

There’s a pocket for everything in this bag!

 

Why you need it:  When going on a family road trip, less is more. This is a very lightweight bag with plenty of room. It’s very affordable, so for a large family and a long trip, you could consider purchasing one for each. This way you don’t to play legos with bulky luggage, and everybody is forced to pack only the necessary.

 

Why we like it: It’s built to last with its waterproof material and wear-resistant leather. We also absolutely love the insane amount of pockets in this bag, including a shoe compartment and inner pockets for toiletries!

 

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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The best water filter bottle for your next road trip

An amazing camping product with an impactful social mission? Count us in!  For every bottle LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles, you buy, a school-age child in need receives safe water for an entire year. With this bottle, you don’t need any other single-use plastic bottles in life. It removes all bacteria and parasites with a carbon-activated filter, turning it into safe water in instants.

This bottle gets rid of 99. 999999% of bacteria

Why you need it: For every fill of the LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle, you avoid two plastic water bottles of water. And you provide a child in need with a whole year of clean water.

Why we like it: Because it eliminates the needs for other bottles, and it’s a practical way to keep yourself properly hydrated through any kind of trip. Simply fill it and drink it.

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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Keep track of your Road Trips through the USA

In this Post-COVID world, many families are choosing road trips as a way to safely get away from home. It’s a safe-distancing friendly activity if you make careful choices of destination, stay, and activities. We love this Scratch Off US States- USA Map because it’s a great tradition to start with your family, helping you choose your next destination and keeping the memories of previous trips alive.

A great family tradition to start now!

Why you need it: Because it’s a great way to visualize all the places you still have to go and remember the ones you’ve been to!

Why we like it: It’s a great tradition and a cute piece of decor for your home!

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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– Your friends at City Catt 😽