Family Road Trip Packing List
There’s nothing quite like a family road trip. How many times in life do you have the opportunity to spend hours on end packed into a small, moving space with the people you love most??? While road trips can make for the best memories, there are a few things that should be packed to improve the quality of a family road trip and ensure it’s an enjoyable experience for all involved.
Here are 4 things you should remember to pack with you for your family road trip:
It doesn’t take long while on the road for stomachs to start growling. In my experience, I happen to feel the most hungry when the nearest exit is still miles and miles away. Having healthy, nourishing snacks on hand is critical, but it can be hard to decide what to pack for a road trip! Here are some easy ideas:
- A loaf of sliced bread and jars of peanut butter and jelly for easy sandwiches on the go. You can also pack some avocados to spread some nutritious green goodness onto your sandwiches as well! Remember to pack a knife for easy spreading!
- Dried fruits like raisins and apricots for nutritious, non-perishable, snacking
- Juice boxes to quench hunger and offer some sweetness
- Grapes, carrots, celery, apples, bananas, and oranges especially for the first few days. There are a number of fruits and vegetables that won’t go bad right away. Keep these on hand to satisfy the desire to snack. These items are especially nice because it might be difficult to find high-quality produce at gas-station stores…
Second, items for coziness!
The design of cars is getting better and better, but they’re still not the coziest places on the planet. A few simple items will make cars more comfortable for passengers and will aid in helping the kids get to sleep and stay asleep. Be sure to pack some pillows, a comforter, soft socks and slippers, and stretchable cotton clothes. These items will make the car a more welcoming and comfortable place.
Third, Kids HearMuffs!
Kids have sensitive ears and might be disturbed by the array of loud noises that are present on the road. It’s important to protect your children’s ears from the sounds they might encounter, and also important to keep them entertained!
Lucid Audio’s Kids HearMuffs Trio do both: they protect your child’s ears and also allow your child to listen to their favorite media. The sound protection HearMuffs include active compression of harmful sounds, the unique ability to let outside voices in at a comfortable level, and the ability to listen to any media through a standard audio jack.
The HearMuffs are ideal for when your child is ready to snooze in the car, or, if they’d like to look out the window but you’d like to protect them from the loud construction sounds outside! The HearMuffs are wonderful additions to any family road trip and will create a more enjoyable experience for every member of your family. Lucid Audio also offers HearMuffs for newborns and infants which come with the ability to play four soothing sounds including white noise, babbling brook, heartbeat and lullaby.
Of course, there are many other items you should be sure to pack (toothbrushes, an extra gas canister, extra water, a physical map, some podcasts to keep you occupied, etc.). Family road trips are opportunities for bonding and unforgettable memories. We hope you have a wonderful and comfortable trip!