Must Haves For Traveling!!!

So in light of the traveling season, summer, I think that this is an appropriate thing to talk about! This summer, in fact in a week I will be traveling to the U.S. For a missions trip. I will be driving up with a group of teens from my church. The drive is going to take close to 12 hours meaning we have to leave by 6 in the morning which is acceptable. But being in a van with a group of people for 11+ hours isn't my type of thing. I can bearly stand a couple hour drive! 

Soooo I'm going to make a list of things that help me get through long drives! Enjoy!

1.  Music. This is key to passing the time, especially if you don't want to talk to the people you are driving with. I suggest making a really really long playlist of some of your favourite songs. I would say try to shoot for an hour long playlist. That way you won't over play your songs

2. Download games. Bring an iPad along with a ton of games that way you will have lots to play. And of your traveling with a group you can all pass it along and play. Also if your bringing any electronics  and your in a public place, (for my missions trip iPads and stuff aren't permitted) bring a smaller bag to store them in that is discreate and good as a carry on for the ride there and back.

3. Snacks. Bring something simple, mess free and easy to share. There is lots of options but for my family we always took twizzlers licrorish and banana chips. Things like granola bars are also a really great option!

4. Another cool but probably impractical thing to take along for the ride is walkie talkies!!! For me my group is taking 3 vehicles and we are probably going to try our best to stay together. As long as the vehicles are close enough you can talk between vehicles! Just simply give each vehicle a walkie talkie and your good to go!

5. Blankets and pillows. You do not know how amazingly good it is to have lots of pillows and bankers to make the seats comfy and cozy. Long rides are so much better when you can sleep on the way there and especially on the way back when your super tired!

Ok so I hate car rides but with all of these things seem to be able to manage a little better. And most people stop every couple of hours to stretch your legs and refresh themselves. Comment below what you take on long car rides! 
                                                                                                                             ~ Em


Like a wildflower,
You must allow yourself
 To grow in all the places 
People thought you 
Never would.