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Travel Made Easier with Pepto-Bismol – 7 MUST HAVE Travel Essentials

7 MUST HAVE Travel EssentialsThis post has been sponsored by Pepto-Bismol. All opinions are my own. #PinkRelief

7 MUST HAVE Travel Essentials

Now that spring is here, that means travel season is in full swing and for my family that means LOTS of travel. It seems like during spring break and the other times that my kids are off from school, we spend a lot of time in the car.

We have family all over the city that we live in and even that can mean hours in the car. Plus we take a few road trips during this time. This year we are heading to North Carolina and to Florida. That will be over 20 hours in the car, round trip for each trip.

All of this traveling also means a lot of food that doesn’t always sit so well with me. There are lots of appetizers and desserts. Lots of fast food or quick meals when we are in the car and a little more indulgence when we travel means that I need to have Pepto-Bismol on hand at all times plus several other things.

Because we travel so much, I always like to be as prepared as possible so there are several things that we keep in our car kit year round. I made my husband the same kit for his car as well.

1. Pepto-Bismol

Like I mentioned above, all that food and travel sometimes gives me digestion issues. I need Pepto to help me with things like:

  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Upset Stomach

Having Pepto during this heavy travel season when routine meals and healthy, convenient food options are few and far between is crucial for me being able to head to the next event.

Pepto-Bismol2. First Aid Kit

This is something that many people put in their cars but most people never refill them. We have this on our calendar to refill every three months. Our first aid kit includes:

  • Thermometer
  • Antiseptic wound cleaners
  • Gauze
  • Pain reliever
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Soap
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Calamine lotion
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen

3. Jumper Cables

This is a necessity and something that my father required from the moment I started driving.


4. Tire repair kit

This includes all of the tools necessary to change or repair a flat or damaged tire.

5. Flashlight

I have a heavy duty flashlight with a fresh pack of batteries. I have used this countless times.

6. Blanket

We keep a warm blanket in the car at all times. We can use for a sporadic picnic or if someone gets really cold.

7. Snacks and bottled water

We have a small metal box that we take camping that we leave in our car at other times. It has trail mix and small bottles of water in it.

While we aren’t exactly preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, we do like to be prepared anytime we travel or spend a lot of time in the car. Making certain that you have these seven items will help you prepare for pretty much anything.

If you’re dealing with any nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, or diarrhea, be sure to grab a bottle of Pepto-Bismol Liquid and keep it close to you at all times. I promise you will thank me later!

Happy traveling!

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I never travel with out Pepto and a small first aid kit. I would rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them.

  2. I have pretty much all of this in my car. Michigan winters are brutal so you always want to make sure you have an emergency kit and a travel kit in case you can’t drive and need to camp out in the nearest hotel.

  3. As someone with chronic stomach issues, keeping any kind of med like Pepto Bismal on hand is a must! And the rest of the list is a necessity when traveling too. We always need our snacks and water!

  4. These are actually all fabulous lists! I’ve been feeling pretty crazy every time I’m out and about and get heartburn and I don’t have something for it. I should definitely get some pepto. lol

  5. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great list of essentials for traveling. Pepto is a smart thing to have on hand.

  6. I have to agree. Pepto is always in my bag when we are on the go! You never know when tummy trouble might creep up! I also make sure to pack baby wipes to keep tidy when munching in the car.

  7. Kathy

    This is a wonderful list. I think the first aid kit is a must. Even the Pepto Bismol is a great idea. You never know when you may have an upset stomach.

  8. I seriously get the WORST travelers stomach no matter what I do, and it only gets worse with every pregnancy I have. Snacks and bottled water are also essentials.

  9. I used to be able to take Pepto, but it always makes my stomach hurt. Luckily, I can just use their chewable pills

  10. I will forever have PB tabs on my list when I go run a race. The LAST thing you want to face at the start of a half marathon is a grumpy or nervous tummy!

  11. I always keep Pepto Bismol on hand when I travel. When I’m on the go I reach for whatever’s handy. Generally that leads to some major heartburn for me.

  12. Pam

    We always take snacks and pepto with us when we travel. I have a pretty sensitive stomach so you can never be too careful.

  13. Oh, I love having a good travel kit. A first aid kit, blanket/snacks are always a must!

  14. Crystal

    We have had less than stellar vacations, so being prepared is a must. I need to add Pepto Bismal to my travel bag.

  15. I should really start bringing a full first aid kit. That’s a really good idea. I like having a couple of heavy blankets in the trunk too.

  16. This is a very smart preparation list!
    Plus, I love your clip-art and pictures!

  17. These are really a must have essentials. I love it, thanks for sharing!

  18. My husband never leaves the house without his tools, a flashlight, and a blanket. Imagine going on a trip! haha

  19. I always travel with extra medicine. You may not need it but if you do, you may not be able to find it!

  20. Hi Stacie,

    I have all those essentials with me while traveling, especially the painkillers. I also have allergy medicine with me. Great post!


  21. I’d never travel with first aid kit and blanket but I realize it is very important,
    so thank you for reminding me through this nice post of yours. ^_^

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