Are you hitting the road this summer? If you are, be ready to be on the road with almost everyone else. Road Tripping is the vacation choice for 2020. I road tripped for most of 2019, visiting 44 states to finish out my lower 48. But road trip safety in 2020 is a little different now. You can travel safely, you just need a few more things then you did before.
Check If It’s Open
State Parks and hiking trails are opening back up for visitors. Some of the campsites are opening as well. You may have to make a reservation, so be sure to go online or call ahead. I headed out to a beautiful park we love in Johnson City called Pedernales Falls Nature Park. It was free to explore the Nature Park, but you did have to have a reservation for the campsite and falls.
Road Trip Safety Kit
You can travel safely as long as you take precautions. Have what you need, and what is required. Some states require a mask no matter what store you are going into. Some states only require a mask in certain areas. Remember to stay your distance from others, and most of all, remember to have fun. Here is a Road Trip Safety Kit that I highly recommend.
- Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic – It is the #1 hospital-trusted product for daily nasal decolonization. It contains alcohol which kills 99.99% of germs and keeps working for up to 12 hours.
- Face Mask – there are so many to choose from, and I highly recommend you bring a few on your trip.
- Hand sanitizer – I like the spray hand sanitizer, if you can find it, but there is also the gel hand sanitizer.
- Gloves – Take a few pair, or purchase a box of them for the road, these are great to have when you are getting gas.
- Kleenex or napkins – for pushing buttons on elevators, grocery stores, or anything others may touch. Throw it away when you are done.
- Sunscreen – Keep your skin safe too.
- Water – You should drink a lot of water when you are on a trip, it helps keep you healthy, and hydrated.
- Hat – This is great to have when you are taking a hike or going fishing.
- Snacks – I like to have snacks every where I go, you don’t want that blood sugar going low.
Games For The Kids
Always make sure you have fun things to keep the kids busy if you are taking them on a road trip. These easy to create games are great for kids, and they will love making them and playing with them.
- Cookie sheet
- Small round magnets
- Felt in a few colors
- Popsicle sticks
- Dry erase marker
- Small paint brush
- Craft glue
- Paint a tic-tac-toe game on one side of the cookie sheet.
- Cut 6 – 12 fish shapes out of the felt, about 1″ – 2″ long, you can use 2 colors for a fun game.
- To make the tic-tac-toe pieces, cut 5 – O’s and 5 – X’s out of felt, about 2″ big.
- Using the craft glue, stick the fish to the magnets.
- Now glue the O’s and X’s to magnets.
- Paint 2 popsicle sticks in different colors. You can have them match the fish colors if you want to.
- Tie a piece of yarn to one end of the popsicle stick.
- Glue a piece of yarn onto a magnet and then a piece of felt on top of it.
- Store all the pieces on the cookie sheet.
Snack Pack For Road Trip Safety In 2020
Even before all the changes of 2020, road tripping meat road trip snacks. Even when my kiddo was small and would travel with me, I always had extra snacks for the car. It’s one good way to not have to stop to much when you are on the road.
- All of your favorite small snacks that won’t go bad
- Tackle box or craft box
- Paint marker to personalize box
- Fill each compartment with your favorite snacks
- Color the outside of the craft box with the paint markers.
Top 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Summer
Staying healthy this summer does not have to be hard – especially if you plan on taking a road trip or a staycation either at home or nearby. In addition to regular hand-washing and wearing a mask, you might need to stock up on a few essential items to make the experience stress-free and fun. Check out my list of tips and advice on what to do to keep yourself – and your family – happy and safe this summer no matter the occasion.
- Drink a lot of water – Stay hydrated, you are supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day or half your body weight in oz of water.
- Sanitize your nose – yes, it’s a thing! Hands spread germs but the nose is the main point for germs to enter and leave the body. I recently discovered Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic and use it daily in addition to regular hand-washing. It is an OTC product that kills 99.99% of germs, lasts for up to 12 hours and is safe for daily use. It contains alcohol as a key ingredient and has a light citrus scent, and it’s perfect to use while on-the-go since it’s compact and easy to apply. Visit Nozin.com to buy and learn more.
- Wear a mask when in public – Most states require this right now, so stay safe and follow the rules.
- Keep your distance, stay 6 feet away – it’s not that hard, especially in your own neighborhood. If you must go out, just be cautious of your surroundings.
- Exercise – Even a short walk a day will help clear your mind and stretch your legs.
- Meditate and relax – My doctor once told me that if I would take 15 minutes every day to meditate or just relax, I would feel so much better.
- Eat healthy – Be sure to eat healthy and not indulge. If you are working from home it’s easy to get up and grab snacks. Have healthy choices to choose from for your snacks.
- Get enough sleep – They say to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night to stay healthy.
- Relax after work – So many of us are working from home, and we can find ourselves unable to shut-off from work. We don’t have that drive home to decompress so go take a walk, relax in the backyard, watch a funny movie.
- Wash Your hands – Keep your hands free from germs by using hand sanitizer or washing with soap and water.