Ultimate Road Trip Guide: 3 Things To Do Before Leaving + Other Essential Tips for Making the Most of Your Road Trip

Inspired by Dawn's ultimate guide to a successful (and healthy) road trip

Summer is officially here! The calendar and the temps in many parts of the country agree. And with the start of summer, many families embark on a classic summer road trip. While stops are planned and reservations made, there's still a few things you should do before you pull out of the driveway to begin your adventure. Here's a quick checklist to ensure you, your travelers and your car stay healthy and safe:

  • Take your car for a check-up - Ensure tires and brakes are in good working condition, oil changes are up to date, and windshield wipers are effective. Issues can always arise but try to minimize them on the front end!
  • Prep an emergency kit - Ideally this is your insurance kit that nothing will happen, but it's better to be prepared. Here's a good essentials list from Parents Magazine on what to include.
  • Keep medications & EpiPens (R) handy - Make sure you've got any needed medications, or even EpiPens, handy for all travelers. Pick up a couple Style Rx designer pill box cases to store everything in and keep them easily accessible in a glove compartment. Also, remember to pack an extra days dosage just in case your trip gets side tracked.

Here's some more great tips for surviving and thriving on your road trip...

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