Pack: Keep your kids entertained on the trip by packing them a special backpack with games, books, toys, colored pencils (crayons will melt in the heat) and paper and more. Packing separate backpacks will keep the arguing and “that’s mine” to a minimum. But don’t give it all out at once!
Map Around-While the art of map folding is a true talent, leave the frustration of the paper kind and head towards your destination using a GPS system. Plan your perfect route using Nextar’s Navigation System Touch Display.
Rest Up- Catching up on rest isn’t an easy task sleeping upright, but for the long trips, one driver needs to refresh while the other drives. A proper pillow like American Tourister’s Travel Pillow gathers around the neck to support the perfect nap. To kill some of the highway or car noise, try using Flent’s Quiet Time Ear Plugs.
Eat In- Sometimes stopping at highway diners and dives are part of the adventure, but when the pocket book or time frame is tight, try packing the perfect road trip snack to help keep the pace and your energy.
Rock Out- After the Top 40 radio stations and talk radio kill the trip’s buzz, turn the car’s mood around by djing your own music set list. Iconcept’s Wireless Car Transmitter allows you to play your ipod’s music through the car speakers!
Play back- Keep your kids occupied by letting them watch movies on an RCA Portable DVD Player. The lap-sized player offers widescreen viewing and takes up little backseat space. Remember to bring enough movies for both ways of the trip so the kids don’t get bored.
First Aid- When going on any trip you need to remember a First aid kit. Having basic supplies of gauze and band-aids will help in situations from paper cuts to trips and falls when the kids get out of the car. Along with this you should also have some hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for all kinds of messes.