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I’m sharing 5 tips for taking a long-distance car trip + included an update from a recent family trip on Easter weekend!
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5 Tips for a Long-Distance Car Trip
Hi Everyone, here are 5 tips that I find useful on the many long-distance car trips that I have taken with my family and included an update from a recent trip on Easter weekend!
- Keep All Refreshments & Snacks in 1 place within EASY reach – This 1st one is key and it’s the 1 thing that I do EVERY time we travel in the car. Get a BIG tote bag to keep all your snacks and refreshments for the trip in one place – you can also keep your favorite snacks and drinks during your stay. During the car trip, I keep the tote in the back seat or in the middle on the floor, that way it is not difficult to reach back and grab what you need. This leads me to…
Total Side Story…
If this is the first time you are on my blog, you should know that I am originally from New England, not New Jersey.
I started drinking Vitaminwater years ago (this was even before Vitaminwater ZERO came out, which BTW, is sweetened with stevia leaf extract, did you know that?) when I worked at a horse farm in Rye, NH for just under a year (at the time of this post, this would be about 8 years ago).
I was in between architectural design jobs at the time and loved working with the horses every day.
That time really furthered me as an equestrian and I met so many great people during that time, friends that I stay in contact with to this day:)
I was in the best shape of my life but it was physically demanding at times and to refresh myself after long days of mucking stalls and riding I would usually drink the XXX or squeezed lemonade flavors – my favorites 🙂
I am so grateful for that experience, it was a time of personal growth for me, taking time out of my design career to explore my personal interests, I only wish it had lasted longer than it did or that I allowed it to last longer than it did.
If only I started blogging then!
Fast forward, past the 9-5 career/jobs, marriage, retiring my horse(s), having a child <3, moving (ME, then MA again & finally NJ), I now drink have Vitaminwater to rejuvenate when I am sick, as a-pick-me up during the day and definitely when I take a long-distance car trip when I go to visit my family, friend and home(land) of New England. 🙂
For Easter weekend, my husband, Eric, my daughter, and I went to visit my side of the family in New Hampshire where my parents and my sister, and her daughter live.
This trip is 5 states away from our home state of New Jersey.
I try to visit them every couple of months so that my daughter can spend time with her cousins and have that close bond.
I have included several posts here on the blog that capture that special time that we spend with them.
I think it’s entirely possible and important to keep up with the family who live far away; it just takes some planning and a commitment to regularly see each other.
Above photos are posts from my Instagram feed.
My Parents planned an Easter brunch for my family to attend together, it was a beautiful day and a fun memory.