By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Donna Manrique
It’s that time of the year! Is the thought of the sun in your hair, travel games and songs on your mind and the wide open highway calling your name? Here are some tips and ideas for an awesome road-trip adventure!
Create a theme around your trip. Whether it is a search for the best BBQ, or whatever else tickles your taste buds, let your imagination take you away. It could be scenery and nature that gives you that wonderful feeling of rejuvenation, so then you may want to plan that trip with the majestic sites of Arizona or Nevada in mind. Your bliss could include a drive up and down the California coast or the mountains of Blue Ridge spanning across 8 states – go for it! Other ideas – cruise the music festival circuit or other hobby/special interest themes.
There’s an App For That!
Now that you have a destination in your sight let technology help you on your way! Here are some top apps.
Sit or Squat
Along the Way
Games & Stuff
Just vision yourself having the time of your life during your adventure! And during your drive, don’t forget that you will need to keep your mind busy so the smooth car ride does not drift you off to sleep! Here are just a few ideas of games and things to keep you busy and alert along the way:
One hit wonder play list: Create a play list of song that the artist only had one successful song and see who can name the most tunes! No googling!
Pick 5 items and create a story around it
Watch for funny or unique license plates on other cars.
Don’t Leave Home Without ‘Em
To make your journey as seamless and complication free as possible, we recommend packing the following items for your comfort & safety.
Plenty of water, and a cooler with ice packs, Smart Water and Penta are some of our favorites
Natural hand sanitizer & natural antibacterial wipes
Napkins and tissues
Extra fluids for your car, especially Spare Fuel or Magic Tank which will extend a nearly empty gas tank for that elusive gas station
Cash for toll roads
Bag for garbage
Pen & notepad just in case
cell phone charges for the car
Fun & Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks
Any fresh snack-able fruits & veggies
Protein or Energy Bars, take a look at our Isagenix Bars which make a great fast food natural alternative.
Chocolate covered fruit or nuts
Gluten-free toast with mashed avocado, nut butter or banana slices
Herb tea bags
Homemade trail mix: popcorn, shredded coconut, low-fat gluten free granola, gluten free cereal, sunflower seeds, nuts, and dried fruit
Last and certainly not least, make sure you follow these tips to ensure the safe arrival of precious commodities:
Make sure to have a car inspection before you hit the road
Plan your drive, stops, and sightseeing
Roadside Assistance – be sure you have an app or a roadside assistance plan (maybe provided by the car manufacturer or insurance company.)
Emergency Kit: Signaling devices, pocket knife, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, jumper cables, flashlight, blankets, tire gauge, batteries, rain poncho
We care about you and want to help you feeling your best and enjoying your summer road trips!
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