Road Trip Essentials Guide

road trips essentials guide


Planning a road trip this summer? Whether its long or short hours in the car there are always essentials you need to take with you. Below is a list of some awesome Road Trip Essentials to make your road trip go much smoother.


To keep kids busy while in the car, Hasbro Toys has you covered. For young boys pick up a Triple Attack Spider-Man 10 Inch Electronic Figure. This 10-inch figure is a web-slinging hero with 3 modes to fight crime in. Plus, it say phrases like “You are one ugly dude, Goblin!” and  “THWIP! This thing is so cool!” He even has lights and sounds when you press the button on his belt.


For girls pick up the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Dolls that Rock. Rainbow Dash is an entertainer who loves to rock out with her band, and she comes in a rock star outfit that fits her personality. With her headphones on her head, she’ll have her hands free to show you the performance of a lifetime!


And for a game on the road pick up Monopoly Junior. This game is just like the Monopoly you used to play but for kids.You can still Pass Go, take a Chance card, and you might just build the property of your dreams…or you might end up in Jail! It comes with a
Gameboard, 4 tokens, 20 chance cards, 48 sold signs, 90 banknotes, 4 character cards, and 1 die.


While you are in the car and need a drink or snack use Cool Gear products. They have everything you need to hold drinks and snacks with the coolest gadgets. The Ez-Freeze Pure 32 oz. bottle is perfect to keep you hydrated while on the go. The inside of the bottle has a freezeable stick to keep your drink cold. The filteration inside the bottle helps get the chlorine out of the water you put in the bottle.


And when you need to drink coffee on the go grab the Razor 14 oz double wall travel coffee cup. It will help insulate keeping your drink hot or cold. It is BPA free and spillproof with a fliptop lid. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.


If you have kids in the car traveling with you use the Snacktime container. This container is in 2 parts where you can unscrew it and put snacks in the bottom container and the top container has a Non-toxic gel filled inside of it to keeps drink cold. Plus, it has a flip-top sipper to drink from and prevent spills.



Otterbox carries the cases you need from your phone to your Kindle. What I like to do by the pool is either play on my phone or read on my Kindle. The Defender Series for the All-New Kindle Fire HD 7” was the perfect fit for my son’s Kindle. We choose the color blue from the variety of vibrant colors. The case is sturdy to protect it from drops, dust, bumps, and shock. Protecting it with Otterbox will make my son’s Kindle last a lot longer and I don’t have to worry about him dropping it.


For on the go traveling pick up the Otterbox Utility Series Latch II 7-8 inch which is designed to go with the Defender Series case. This attaches the Kindle to the headrest and stays put while traveling. Now my son can watch movies or play games at his seat while we are traveling.


Nestle Crunch introduces Girl Scout Candy Bars. Who doesn’t love the taste of Girl Scout Cookies? Now you can get the same taste in a Nestle Crunch Bar. These are perfect to take for snack on any road trip.  These are available in June until while supplies last. There are 3 flavors to choose from and they are:

·       Thin Mints® – Dark chocolate cookie wafers and mint chocolate crème, topped with airy crispies and a rich, dark chocolatey coating

·       Caramel & Coconut – Cookie wafers layered with coconut caramel crème and chewy caramel, topped with toasted coconut and drizzled with caramel stripes

·       Peanut Butter Crème – Cookie wafers layered with smooth peanut butter crème, topped with airy crispies and a creamy, chocolatey coating

 My favorite was the Thin Mints as that is my favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor as well. My husband loved the Caramel & Coconut and my kids loved the Peanut Butter Creme. All 3 flavors were a huge hit in our house and didn’t last long.


New Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm with Sunscreen comes in 4 limited edition fab designs. It has a broad spectrum SPF 15 and contains Aloe & Vitamin E. Each one is a clear gloss finish and has a vanilla flavor. And they are even water-resistant up to 80 minutes so it is great that you can protect your lips from the sun while in the pool. Just be sure to apply 15 minutes before sun exposure and every 80 minutes while you are swimming.

I love the 4 Fab design cases the Carmex Moisture Plus come in. The slim sleek design make it easy to fit into my purse or pool bag. The kids even love the designs and will help remind them to protect their lips from the sun.


If you are taking electronic devices on the road don’t forget to take the RadioShack 1250mAh Slim-Style Portable Power Bank. This can help charge your devices when you don’t have an outlet. It can charge from any USB port. It is the size of a credit card and can provide up to 3 hours of talk time.


I like to keep this in my car in case I need to charge my phone or other devices and I don’t have an outlet around. I have even put it in my purse if I know I am going to be out and about for a long time. It is lightweight and small so it doesn’t take up much room.


To keep your kids hands clean while you are traveling be sure to use Wet Nap. WetNap is the newest, most affordable and portable product guaranteed to keep your child germ-free, especially during a road trip. Whether you have an accidental spill or germs from a rest stop Wet Nap can help kill 99.9% of germs. They are gentle to use on the skin and even safe for the face.

The canisters are nice to put in any cup holder. You can put one in the back with the kids for easy access when they need them the most. The packets are nice to stick in your purse, diaper bag, or anywhere on the go. The wipes for the hand, face, and body are good to have on hand in the car or in your luggage. You can use those all over your body as they are even safe for kids.  You can find these at your local Walmart store in Fresh or Citrus Scent.


Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein Bars are a delicious protein snack option, offering a great source of on-the-go protein for any road trip. They are made with real fruit, crunchy peanut and almond pieces, the bars offer 10 grams of protein per serving. They are small enough to store in  your snack bag. They are available in two fruit varieties – Mixed Berry and Strawberry.

Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits are a crispy texture with 100% whole grain oats. It has 26 grams of whole grams per serving to help keep you energized throughout the day. They come in Blueberry and Honey flavor. These are thin and come 2 biscuits in a packet. They are easy to eat in the car to keep you going during your drive.


Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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