This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own. We love to take road trips duirng the summer and one of our favorite places to visit is Disneyland. It is a 6-8 hour trip to Disneyland depending on traffic and during that car ride and the ensuing touring, lots can happen. That is way we always travel with a Road Trip Essentials Kit stocked with all the items we might need. Find out how easy it is to make one and learn about the items you must have in yours. For more ways to have a successful road trip check out Surviving the Unexpected on a Road Trip.
I am a Balance Reward Member at Walgreens (free and simple to join) and was happy to take advantage of the program that allowed me to earn 3,000 points for purchasing these select Johnson & Johnson products: AVEENO®, BAND-AID®, LISTERINE®, NEOSPORIN®, NEUTROGENA®, TYLENOL®, and ZYRTEC®. Whenever I earn 5,000 points I can redeem them for a $5.00 reward.
If you have ever taken a road trip, then you know it’s best to be prepared. I grabbed some staples at Walgreens that should be part of any road trip kit, like Band-Aid bandages, Neosporin and Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen.
I always like to have all the essential items I may need with me in one place so I can move everything to different backpacks and bags as we set out each day. You don’t need a fancy bag for this. I find a gallon zip top bag works perfectly. So what exactly do I keep in my Road Trip Essentials Kit?
What I keep in my road trip essentials kit
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- Sunscreen (I like a broad spectrum SPF like Neutrogena Beach Defense)
- Band-Aid Bandages
- Neosporin ointment
- Hand sanitizer
- Baby wipes
Pack all of the above items in a large zip top bag. I make sure to first pack my tissues in a small zip top bag just to make sure they stay dry in the event that any items in the kit leak. This kit really came in handy during our trip to Disneyland. With all the walking we did, there were a few trips and falls and it was great to be able to clean up a small scrape with a baby wipe, use some Neosporin and a Band-Aid, and be on our way.
Each morning, before we left the hotel parking lot, we would all spray on Neutrogena Beach Defense. I prefer using spray with my kids since it is quicker and the kids love the cool feeling as it goes on their bodies. Just spray and spread evenly over the body 15 minutes before sun exposure and you are good to go!
The kids had a great time celebrating at Disneyland. The rode on rides (my twins were finally tall enough for the more thrilling ones!), met characters and enjoyed fireworks and parades. An thanks to my road trip essentials kit, we were ready for anything that came our way. Don’t leave home without it!
Thanks to Collective Bias for helping us to #CelebrateEveryGoal.
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