Travel Essentials for a Family Road Trip
Blog - May 4, 2019

Boy with hair blowing in the wind pointing in front of a sign to Quartzsite Arizona

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We took a 8 hour long trip to California last month and the last time we did a cross country road trip from Florida to Arizona we depended on snacks like Munchpak, My Keto Snack Box, and Lucky Bars to get us through that week long road trip.  We also used Precidio Drink Box‘s and Snack Box’s.

This time our road trip was filled with mostly the same travel essentials!

blue drink box on table next to 2 blue mickey mouse light sabersPrecidio Drink Box and Snack Box

We don’t go anywhere without our Precidio Drink Box.

There’s nothing worse than carrying around a heavy thermos.  The Precidio Drink Box is light weight and looks like a juice box, except without the leaking and it’s reusable.

green snack box and blue drink box with kids at the park

We also use the Snack Box which has a divider so that you can add sweet and salty.  It’s all about choices, right?

Blue PlanetBox Booster water bottle

The PlanetBox Booster water bottle is awesome for keeping drinks cold (12 hours), has no straws and holds 18.8 ounces of water. We keep this baby in the car!

box full of kids lucky protein bars

We love our Luckybars!  These kids protein bars for kids are so delicious, you will want to hide them from your kids. Available Cosmic Chocolate Caramel Almond, Chocolate Campfire, Crazy Coconut, Pirate Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Strawberry Sandcastles.

child holding a chocolate luckybar smiling

Luckybars are also Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, and each bar contains more protein than 2 eggs!


We are an international family, so we love international snacking, hehe,  My husband is French/Corsican and I am English/Greek.  We love trying new things and love the kids to try different things so we started a tradition.  When we go on road trips we take a MuchPak and open it as we travel.  They have the newest and coolest snacks from around the world!  They sent the best snacks but you can also customize yours if you want for just $1!

My Keto Snack Box

It’s no secret that I am a little obsessed with Keto snacks.  I’m not die hard, strict but I always feel so much better when living the Keto lifestyle.  I’m also a snacker.  Mostly because I’m always on the go, either dropping kids off or picking them up, running around when I’m not working.

Traveling can be hard on the diet – I love that I can take some Keto snacks and try new and fun things while on vacation.  I love the Keto snacks that My Keto Snack Box sends me.  I usually find something in there that I want to go buy after!


It’s all about keeping the kids busy when on road trips and at the hotels.  We had stayed at a place that had a great activity center so I can’t complain.  But the kids need stuff to do while in the car, besides being on tablets. The Kids Kindle Fire 8 is the best, though!


The LilGadgets Connect+ PRO Kids Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for children are awesome. Sized for children 6+, padded, light and over-the-ear, so comfy! They are super durable and have a shareport so no need for a splitter.

Arts and Crafts

The kids color and draw in the car all the time.  We love our OOLY products and we don’t travel without them.

We took the White DIY Cover Sketchbook, the Double Up! 2-in-1 Mini Markers, and 2 Of a Kind Colored Pencils.

We just made a Bug Barn for Earth Day!

My boys love building and it keeps them really quiet, hehe.


Plus-Plus Mini Maker Tubes are awesome. They are a 70 Piece tube that fits easily into a backpack or purse.  Perfect for on the go- they loved building the Superhero Mini Maker Tube in the hotel room.

Buddha Board

The Buddha Board is great for getting the kids in a calmer state, which is not easy to do after a day at Disney! They get to be creative without knowing that they are doing a form of meditation by getting into the zone while painting.  It’s so easy to use -just fill the stand with water. Then dip in the bamboo brush (included) and start drawing, painting and writing. You’ll create soft, beautiful images with a rich, inky Japanese look. Appreciate your creation in the moment, and then as the water evaporates and your masterpiece slowly fades away, practice the art of letting go.


Finally, lets talk about how easy it is to get sick while traveling, whether it’s a tummy ache or a sore throat.

Lolleez Organic Throat Soothing Pops help soothe scratchy, sore thoats. Tumeez Organic Tummy Soothing Pops sooth upset tummies due to tummy  bugs or travel sickness.

We’ve got snacks, drinks, and activities covered.  However on this trip I took extra items knowing we would go to the beach or be in situations where shoes and clothing may be an issue. We have lived in two places where you can be hot and cold on the same day, Florida and Arizona. So, we brought Crocs with us.  These Kids’ Crocband™ Mickey Mouse Fun Lab Lights Clog were totally appropriate for our trip!  Crocs are so convenient when traveling because they are easy to slip on and easy to wash.

It’s not all about the kids, you know, so I got myself these adorable Women’s Crocs Sloane Metallic Blooms Slide. They are so comfy and stylish!

It was warm in California but at night it could get cool, so I always have sweatshirts packed and long sleeve tees.  We got these cute tees from Brooklyn Cloth Co.

I usually take a backpack with me on our road trips but this time I took this super cute Alber Elbaz x LeSportsac Easy Day Tote.

Le Sport Sac always has something for every occasion.  The Easy Day Tote is the perfect bag to take to theme parks and the beach because it’s lightweight and has a cross body strap.

Pin for essentials for a successful road trip


We really did well on this trip with being prepared.  From figuring out snacks to what clothing and shoes to take, we did well.  Next stop? Heber-Overgaard, Arizona.

One Comment

  1. This is very good information. I tend to overpack with the clothes and shoes and underpack in the food and snacks.

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