From maps, snacks and naps, check out some of our road trip must haves:
Smartphone (and portable charger): I never leave home without it! It's a phone to keep in contact with family and friends along the way; a camera to capture those impromptu, silly backseat moments; a juke box for our favorite music playlists and an organizer for our travel itineraries, tickets and checklists.
Food Fuel: Snacks, snacks and more snacks! Our little ones seem to always get hungrier faster, when we are on the road, so to pack plenty of easy to grab, dry, nonmessy snacks and juice boxes. Remember to pack things that don't require chilling; considering space is at a premium and the ice chest takes up lots of room.
Towels: Towels can be used to just about anything! We've used them to clean up spills and wipe dirty faces and hands, folded them in to pillows for nap time and even covered up with them, when chilly.
Ziploc Bags: I use them for everything! They're great for storing snacks to wet swimsuits to crayons, markers and colored pencils. The side pockets of our diaper bag are full of extras, in all sizes.
Cookie Tray: Confused are you? A cookie sheet makes a great tabletop for playing with little roll away cars/toy or coloring, while riding. And the turned up edges are great for catching roll away items.
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