How To Make it through Your Family Beach Vacation Road Trip

I recall driving from Oregon to Utah every summer in a small old car. My mom would finish off the back seat with boxes and suitcases and put on the top a mattress. It must have been a crib size as it was a small 1940's Ford. That is where I rode during the LONG trip. We would play I spy games, sing and I would chatter until I am sure my mum was uneasy for the trip to be at its end. This was before freeways so we traveled through every little poe-dunk town and around every river bend so it took extended that it does today. But kids still are kids and despite how far the destination, they wish to be there NOW.
As an expert home and workplace organizer I am always searching for ways to simplify and help the customers I work with. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had some driving tips that will make the time go faster, well if not faster in any case the tips will take a few of the pain out of long distant driving with kids in the car.
How to survive your family summer road trip
o Stop once in a while, even though it's just for a few minutes. Take a jump rope, a Frisbee or a soccer ball for exercise inanimate stops. If you don't accommodate these, let them just run around on the grass, but be sure to keep your eye on them.
o Pack a bag or backpack for each child with stickers, cards, books, hand-held games and activity books.
<p>o Pack some special "surprises"; for the sons and daughters, and dole them out every now and then. It'll give them something to await.
<p>o A tired kid is a cranky kid. So take pillows and a blanket so they can snooze when they have had enough.
<p>o If they will all be watching the video player (except, of course, the driver), you might consider purchasing a car cassette adapter that provides "surround sound" if not, individual headphones are a good idea. And don't rule out books on tape. Libraries provide books on tapes. Mothers and fathers that use a video player love that their kids are entertained and they don't have to hear them whine and ask,"Are we there yet".
o Remember the snacks, but avoid anything too salty or sugary. Bring back the memories of the paper towels and wipes for easy clean up.
The final matter you would like to take place is to have the car give out. Make certain your car is road-ready. Check the air in the tires, add wiper fluid, and be certain to have a flashlight and a first-aid kit alongside the luggage.
A few weeks before you commence to pack make up a packing list and have it on your computer. Every time you think of something you require to take jot it down. When it is time to pack, print and give a copy to each member of the family that packs for on their own and they can check off each item as they pack it. Save the list for the next time you travel and add to it if you learn you forgot something on this trip.</p

Your Packing List For Beach Vacation

Preparing a summer beach vacation? One thing you have to keep in mind is that your packing list will depend on whether you are going to cold regions or warm regions. There are a great deal of possibilities in as much as what coast and where on it you will travel, but your beach vacation packing will have to change depending on the temperature where you're going.

Your Packing List Foe Beach Vacation:
Paperwork and necessities for the road trip:
Any sort of identification paper, car insurance and health insurance.
- Maps and directions to the beach destinations.</p>
- Travel Airline Tickets and passports if you are going to international territory.
- If you are planning to take a road trip using your car, it is recommended to have a GPS system if it is not available in your car, you can also use one from your phone. You should become familiar with using the gps system before going on the trip.
- Paperwork related to your hotel reservations and whatever you have booked for your trip.</p>
- Check up of your car, extra spare tire, flash lights, emergency kits, batteries an chargers for your cell phones and cameras.
- Your camera for taking photos of this memorable event, new batteries for your equipment.
- Prescription drugs that you need to have with you. Pain killers, acid reflux and what could be needed for minor health troubles.
Clothes:
- clothes that is suited for different settings, a blouse can be added to your clothes that can be used for a cocktail party, another blouse can be suitable for an evening dinner without the need to carry a heavy load of clothes. Clothes for sleepwear, underwear and socks.
<p>- Shoes: walking shoes, shoes that can be used anywhere and are comfortable, flip flops for the beach</p>
<p>- If you are heading to a tropical area, it is recommended that you have rain ponchos and umbrella, for cold areas you will need some jackets and heavier clothes, blankets etc.</p>
- Make-up and toiletries, tooth paste and brushes travel packs. Hair combs and brushes.
- Towels if not provided by your hotel. If traveling by air, it could be subject to extra flying charges, so you have to determine, if it is worthwhile to bring it with you or buy them when you arrive at your destination.
Items needed while spending time on the beach
- One or more sun umbrellas unless you realize that every beach you'll be visiting offers rentals. In spite of how much sunscreen you slather on, it's rarely enough for an entire day in the sun and playing in the waves, so sitting in the shade of your umbrella can really come into their own.
- Large beach bag with lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen of all SPF's, napkins, and cash for concession stands. Put some hair elastics in the bag for anyone with long hair so that they can pull it back when it's hot or windy (or both).
-Lots of reading - books, magazines, and newspapers. This is a trip where you really get an opportunity to read (assuming you're into reading).
-MP3 players with headphones/Earbuds.
Disposable cameras. Never bring your digital camera (or laptop) to the beach since the salt air will gum all the parts up and destroy it.
Inflatable toys/mattresses and boogie panels for playing in the waves. Other beach games are also great to bring along.