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Around this time last July, my family was enjoying a vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC.
We live in southwest Virginia, so it took us around five hours to drive there. Car sickness was a small issue, but we pulled through.
We stayed in a resort hotel featuring an apartment-style suite with an oceanfront view and an indoor heated pool.
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Before we go on a trip, I like to tell my kids where we’re going and get them excited about what we’re going to experience. They get especially roused up when they hear about all of the experiences they’ll be able to have.
Here are some ways we saved money on our road trip.
Long car rides and road trips can be tough on kids. It is fun and interesting for the first five minutes. Then, they start to get bored.
- DVD player and DVDs
- hand-held gaming devices
- chargers and/or backup batteries
- new items purchased from the dollar store just for the trip, including pinwheels, peg games, books, small action figures, mini puzzles, coloring pads. If you’ll be traveling at night, glow sticks or glow-in-the-dark toys.
2. clean up supplies
Someone is bound to spill a drink, drop some crumbs, or have some other liquid accident that will need to be cleaned up. Take these supplies with you and it will reduce your anxiety when the inevitable happens.
- trash basket
Having some of the comforts of home makes traveling easier for your kids. Having something to snuggle and get comfortable while in the car. Also, if you turn on the air conditioning or have a cold-natured child, this will help keep the peace when everyone else is hot.
- neck pillow
4. first aid kit
Having first aid supplies on hand will prevent you from having to go to a convenience store or schlep everyone inside a store for boo-boos or minor pain.
- items to handle minor injuries, tackle common cold symptoms, and treat allergies
- bandages and antibacterial ointment; small plastic bags for trash; a roll of paper towels; medicine for anyone prone to motion sickness; and plenty of wipes for cleaning up spilled milkshakes or rogue ketchup splatters.
- Ready-to-go kits
With kids being used to having technology at their fingertips to stay in touch with friends, play games, and watch videos, it’s a hard habit to break. Here are some items that are a mix of high tech and no tech:
- travel-friendly games like:
- magnetic checkers
- activity books
- coloring books & crayons
- printable road trip scavenger hunts or bingo
- license plate checklists
- I Spy templates
- word searches
These holiday road trip printables include a scavenger hunt, the license plate game, and a bingo activity for older kids to enjoy. Keep plenty of options on hand to cut down on boredom and keep your kids occupied.
6. roadside assistance kit
- jumper cables or a jump starter, spare fluids for your car, a spare tire, road flares, and a flashlight with extra batteries, reflective triangles, a fleece blanket, bottled water, and a few protein bars.
- it would also be a good idea to have change for tolls or parking meters
- pack in a handheld two-way radio to call for emergencies. Read more about CB radios here.
7. quick and nutritious snacks
Purchase snack-size packages or to save money buy in bulk and divide portions into snack size zip bags.
Pack an insulated tote bag that contains the following:
- dried fruit
- apple sauce
- fruit cups
- granola bars
- Cuties (clementines)
- Lunchables (crackers, cheese, deli meat)
- yogurt tubes or drinkable yogurt
- muffin snack packs
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Information Get Up & Play #TeamLittleBites Challenge and Sweepstakes:
The Get Up & Play Challenge and Sweepstakes encourages families to maintain a healthy lifestyle this summer through fun games, activities and challenges. Join the challenge as well as enter the sweepstakes.
Enter the Get Up & Play Sweepstakes for a chance to win sweet prizes from backyard games, Little Bites® snacks and a family trip to Myrtle Beach (valid through 2021).
To enter, fans will submit their name and email address via entry form on www.teamlittlebites.com or mail in their entry form between June 14 and July 26 for a chance to win the grand prize trip to Myrtle Beach and other prizes.
Fans can also take part in the #TeamLittleBites Challenge by visiting www.teamlittlebites.com and follow the instructions to download or create their own #TeamLittleBites Challenge Sheet, complete and mark off 10 activities with their family being active together and snap a photo of a favorite family activity. Once you finish the challenge, complete the online form for a chance to receive a Little Bites® snacks prize while supplies last.
For official rules please see the following link: www.teamlittlebites.com