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Road Trip Survival Kit

It is Spring Break week here and if you are like us, you are on the road or taking day trips.  With a staycation for us in full swing we are busy every day with local activities.  We started our break with a sleepover.  Today we went to visit the Newport Aquarium and tomorrow we are going for a hike and picnic at a park.  Later in the week we are expecting rain, so we are going to see a movie and go bowling plus we have Easter activities planned as well.

Road Trip Survival Kit

If you are like us no road trip is complete without a survival kit.  By packing a few supplies before we head out on a road trip or for a staycation, we are able to save money and the day is less stressful.  Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss is a tasty way to treat yourself on your Spring Break Road trip without wrecking your weight loss.  If you are like me and you are on the go a sweet treat is a requirement.  This is a great treat for Mom when the kids want to stop for ice-cream or at a movie.  We hope our Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Survival Kit help you so you can avoid common pitfalls when traveling on vacation.

Tips for your next Road Trip

1.  Pack Snacks, Drinks, Paper Goods and Wet Wipes.  Don’t forget empty plastic grocery sacks for garbage.  Don’t forget to pick up a supply of Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss.

2.  Pack a tote for each child. Include 10 items or one new item for every hour of your drive. These could include books, coloring books and crayons, etch a sketch, small toys, new video game or a new DVD just to name a few. A frugal tip is to buy these items throughout the year when you find them on sale/clearance.  You can also make a DIY Travel Art Center or No-Sew Travel Pillowcase for each child.  Keeping the kids entertained on long road trips will help you keep your sanity.

3. Be sure to check your tire pressure and check for wear on your tires. My husband always says that our lives rely on our tires – meaning that he won’t take a road trip without being sure we are safe from any wear and tear or low tire pressure.

4. Load your iPod with your child’s favorite music. We love to sing together while we drive. It passes the time, and your child will enjoy dancing in their seat to the music. If you don’t have an iPod, check out CDs from your local library.

5.  Take time to educate your children on where you are going and what they are going to do while they are there. I often bring a travel guide and show my son pictures of where we are headed during the road trip.  If I don’t have a travel guide, then I show him on the internet.  This helps build excitement for the trip and makes the travel easier because he knows what he is looking forward too.

Road Trip Survival Kit

Road Trip Survival Kit

  • Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss
  • Tote Bag
  • Car Games for Kids
  • Travel pillow
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • New Toy
  • Ear Plugs (yep those are for the adults)
Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss
Shelley is in LOVE with the Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss.  They are indulgent brownies, layered with rich, real caramel and covered in a chocolaty coating.  In fact, last year everyone who attended our Stockpiling Moms Conference got a box in their Swag Bags!  My husband LOVES them too!  This is a great after dinner dessert for him that doesn’t wreck his waistline.  They are a delicious way to indulge and take a moment during your next road trip without sacrificing your weight management goals.
Ready For A Road Trip
If you want to try the Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods now is a great time.  Right now, you can join the Tasting Is Believing Challenge that runs from April 1 to May 31 2015. Simply purchase a Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods product and if you don’t love it, you get your money back. If you do love it, then share it with your friends and family.  It is that simple.  Best of all you have nothing to lose (except a few pounds off your waistline).  It is a win/win for sure!

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  1. What a brilliant idea! I think I am going to prep a road trip survival kit just to make it easier for us to quickly leave on a day trip when the mood strikes this summer.

  2. I love your bag, such a great print! These are some awesome tips, preparation with young kids is KEY. My son is reading that book right now 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the idea to take earplugs with you! It’s hilarious
    Nevertheless it’s always good to have surprises and snacks. We mostly take fruits and vegetables with us to avoid the sugar. It makes them even more energetic.

  4. We are just having a staycation. My dad does not like road-tripping, but I think these tips are applicable as well when traveling anywhere either via plane or boat or ship. Music and books are my best friends. I also can’t live without snacks during travel. 🙂

  5. Anyone with a pile of kids always stockpiles the car with snacks, drinks and anything to keep the minions busy. I know we always give them the tablet filled with movies and tv shows to watch or get a dvd player. But we don’t do any crazy vacation trips anymore. But always having a go to bag just is case in the back of the car is always a must with my four kids.

  6. Oh, yes! So happy for road trip season to be coming up. I can’t wait to travel a little around our state and teach my kids a bit more about the world outside of our small town. Love your list of essentials. Snacks, drinks and wet wipes are always at the top of my list. I have fond memories of the things my Mom would pack when we traveled as a family. The Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss bars do sound delicious!

  7. Road trips are one of my favriout activities to do.amd all these tips are absolutly awesome.i do use all of them.its important to pass good time during the journery and not to get bored.

  8. I agree that having a tote packed for each kiddo is a definite must! Bored restless kids and travel to not make the best situation. I also need to remember to pack the healthy snacks. We spend way too much stopping for high prices snacks and drinks.

  9. Great tips! Also don’t forget to bring fully charged power banks just in case the gadget runs out of battery before you reach your destination ☺☺☺. I love roadtrips, just not me driving

  10. We go on a lot of road trips and you’ve got some really great tips here. My kids are all still little, so don’t have their own electronics, but we do get a lot of audio books at the library and let them listen to those on the way. I love the Weight Watchers snacks and this one looks tasty!

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