Tips For Road Trip
Getting ready for a road trip? Road trips could be a little stressful at times, especially when it’s not well planned or if you are travelling with younger kids.
In this video are 10 stress free tips for road trip for you before preparing for a road trip anytime of the year.
Below is a list of what I bring along to ensure a stressless trip.
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Transcript For Today’s Video:
Hi Welcome to Stressed Out Stress Free dot com, my name is Vincent Woon. In this video I’m going to show you 10 tips on how to achieve a stress free road trip.
Tip #1 is to have your car checked, make sure maintenance is on schedule, have your oil checked just to make sure your car is running good and if you are traveling in the winter time make sure the heater is working and if you are traveling the summer time make sure the air-conditioning is working. You don’t want to spend summer/ your vacation at an auto repair store.
Tip # 2 to have a GPS & copy direction of where you are going to and make sure it’s kept in a pocket like this when you need to look just grab it instead of grabbing a piece of paper from your dashboard or your side panel.
Tip # 3 Make sure you have your chargers for your laptop, your iPod,iTouch,iPad,iPhone and most importantly don’t forget your adaptor for your cell phone just incase your battery runs out or you need it at the time of emergency.
Tip # 4 Have a bunch of DVDs for your DVD player. If you do not have a DVD player in your car make sure you get a portable DVD one if you travel with kids, it will keep them occupied. I remembered before the DVDs, before they have the DVD in the car I used to have the big VHS video cassette recorder and the TV together and I put it between the passenger seat and the driver seat and that actually keep the kids real quite.
I remembered 2 summers ago we drove down to South Carolinas and it takes abut 18 hours. I rented a set of Chinese TV series about 28 DVDs and by the end of the trip my kids learned a little more Chinese and they are much better of now. Recently my friend John Cow (from JohnChowDotCom) recommended MiFi which is great because we have an iPad and we stream movies on the iPad so now we can run the movies on the MiFi and WiFi for the iTouch and my older kids will not give me a hard time looking for WiFi.
Tip # 5 is to make sure you have a first aid kit like this. Let’s look what’s inside .
OK! let’s see what’s inside .Always make sure you have hand lotion all the time just in case your hands are dry. I always use the Utterly Smooth also know as Utter Cream It’s really good for hand and soften your hand.
Let see what’s inside the kit.. we have the thermometer for fever just in case anyone has fever. Of course bandaid is always important, bag of bandaids, alcohol wipes, Motrin for fever, Advil for pain especially the ladies, hand sanitizer, Neosporin antibiotic just incase they have a cut.
Some Chinese medicine, this is the Tiger Balm good for pain, stomach aches and headaches. A tweeter just incase something pokes their hand. This is call Mopiko it’s good for mosquito bites and itch. this is one of my favorite in Chinese it’s called “Teah Ta Chiew” or “Teeth Ta Chow” in Cantonese, it’s good for pain, strain, sprain, ache and muscle pain. This bottle is made specially made by my friend’s uncle’s secret ancient Chinese recipe.
More bandaids and this is a phenomena ointment and is very very special ointment, it’s call “Lup Mui Yal” in Cantonese it’s good for insect/ bug bites and itches, I remembered once I was barbecuing at my friend’s place and I got stung by a bee and my finger was pounding really really hard and crazy and as soon as I put this on it, in 5 minutes the pain is gone and the swell goes down. This is what’s in our first aid kit. Thanks to my wife, she did a real good job having these together and we always have this when we travel and it comes handy in times of need.
Tip # 6 Have snacks like chewing gums, coffee candy to keep you awake healthy snacks like gra no la bars, nuts, fresh or dried fruits, box juice and water, water is the best thing and helps clean up the system and will not make you as thirsty as you are.
Tip #7 Don’t forget to bring a camera or camcorder and take a lot of pictures and videos. Why? your kids will you will have something to remember on about your trip and later on your kids will appreciate and bring back memories. I have picture when my kids were little and when we went on road trips they still remembers till this day.
Tip #8 Have blankets and pillows ready so that they can take a nap and in the summer time the ac is on and the car is going to be a little cold and during winter time of course it’s a little cold and plus the blanket keeps them comfortable and you might save some heat too.
Tip #9. Is to leave early because when you leave early in morning there’s less traffic and have whole day ahead to enjoy. Like when we do trips to Maine during summer time, we’ll wake up about 4 or 5 AM get ready and we’ll be on our way, less traffic, no traffic and we can just zoom right through and when we get there it’s about 10 or 11 AM. So we’ll have brunch and enjoy the beach.
Oh the last tip is don’t forget to have your car cleaned before the trip. Because thing will piled like the snacks that you brought into the car also the wrappers from the fast food along the way. So just clean it and if not it’s going to get really really messy and it’s going to ruin your trip.
So Don’t Forget clean your car before the trip.
Those are the 10 tips and have a Great trip!
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