7 MUST HAVE Travel Essentials
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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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