The season of spring break and soon to be summer vacation has arrived. That means road trips! Here are few road trip tips that will help you and your family prepare to spend some time in the car.
Thank you Crispy Green for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
We just returned from a spring break road trip and are gearing up for a few getaways in the summer. Having three young kids means that being organized and prepared is a must before starting the car and heading out on a road trip. Here are a few of my favorite road trip tips.
How To Prepare For A Road Trip
Before you head out on the open road be sure to get the car checked and serviced. I like to make sure that our minivan is up to date with an oil change, has good windshield wipers and the tire pressure is correct. It’s also a good idea to have the car washed and vacuumed before you start filling it with luggage.
Last but not least, make sure to have an emergency car kit with jumper cables, spare tire, and roadside assistance information.
Having a supply of snacks for a road trip is one of the most important tips in my opinion. My kids always seem to be extra hungry when we are in the car. Having these snack kits for them is a great way to have different snack options all in one place. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to make your own snack kit.
My favorite snack to include is Crispy Fruit from Crispy Green. Crispy Fruit is the number one freeze dried fruit brand. They freeze dry fresh fruit to lock in the fruits nutrients and flavor without any added sugar, sweeteners or additives. The fruit has an amazing light and crisp texture that snacks like a chip. Crispy Fruit is a wonderful all-natural snack I feel good about my family eating.
Snack kit ideas:
- Crispy Fruit: They come in 7 delicious flavors: Banana, Pineapple, Asian Pear, Mango, Tangerine, Apple and Cantaloupe.
- Sunflower Seeds or Nuts
- Carrot Sticks
- Cookies or Crackers
I also make up a bin of snacks for me and my husband in the front. We like to snack too! 🙂
Things to do
Before we leave for a trip I let the kids pick out a few books and small toys to put in a bin that we keep between their seats. We also will load their electronic devices with a few learning games and maybe a short movie or show. Ideas for car entertainment:
- Colored pencils and coloring book
- Small toys
- Stuffed animals
You never know when someone is going to need a bandage or might start to feel sick. I like to keep an emergency kit in the car, especially when we are going on a trip. I purchased a cheap container to keep everything in one place. Here are some items we like to have in the kit:
- Sterile Wipes
- Antihistamine Cream
- Allergy Medicine
- Pain Medication
- Trash Bag
Most important – have fun! Road trips are a great way to spend time with your family, ask questions and really learn more about each other.
Find out where you can purchase Crispy Fruit by visiting their website HERE.
We love freeze dried fruit. Such a great idea for a road trip. I always try to keep a pack of freeze dried fruit in my purse with me at all times because you never know when you will have a snack attack.
Organization greatly reduces the stress of car travel. Wish I’d done this better!
I love how organized your car is!! The snack with the dried fruit is totally something my son would absolutely love!!
Wow this is brilliant! I don’t know why I never thought of this! And those snacks look delicious!
I love how organized you are for car trips! I would love to be as organized as you are.
Thanks Lee! I have really had to work on being organized. Still working on it LOL
I love the way you do your car snacks! Awesome use of the divided container!
Thanks Lane! It is a good way to keep the kids busy too 🙂