Summer is here and that means travel and road trips with the family. We love finding new items that make our travels easier and less chaotic. We've pulled together some of our new favorite finds in this list of summer travel must-haves. If I can save even a few minutes of chaos or fighting on a road trip, that's a huge win. Add these to your list of road trip hacks and road trip tips for making summer road trip travel easier.
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Grab-and-go booster seat
Keep kids safe on the go without lugging bulky booster seats with the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat. It is 10x smaller than a regular child’s car booster seat making it the most advanced, compact, and portable booster seat ever invented! Plus, it is just as safe- meeting or exceeding the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in crash tests! We love the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat for travel. It's the easiest booster seat for flying and traveling in places where you're continually in and out of a cab or Lyft. For ages 4 years+. MSRP: $49.99. Available online at www.mifold.com and www.Amazon.com.
Organize your car
Perfect for traveling, the NEW Little Monsters Car Organizer from Lassig can be easily strapped to the back of a seat so you can keep wipes, small toys, and other road trip essentials neatly organized. Hook-and-loops straps secure the organizer to the back of the driver's or passenger's seat (or both!). Available in two styles: Bouncing Bob (Blue striped) and Mad Mabel (Pink striped). MSRP: $45.95. Available online at www.Nordstrom.com
Tell Your Summer Travel Story
Prepared to be awed by the nameless, colorless gnome who arrives in a suitcase sized for little hands ages 3 and up. Inside is your own personal copy of “My Gnome on the Roam” storybook, a custom-made journal full of blank pages, a blank Vinylmation-style gnome to decorate however you wish, and a magical pen. Together they create a family experience designed to help parents and kids explore, create, and connect. After all, life is about more than just reading stories—it’s about living them!
Roam with your Gnome and bring him on all of your adventures, after you name him, of course. Track your adventures and take photographs and document his journeys as your explore. You'll have memories for yourself and memories to share. My daughters are slowly making their way through the journal documenting their summer fun and adventures.
If you want to connect with other family members, there's an app for that! Available on Google Play and Apple App (iTunes) stores, My Gnome on the Roam app offers daily inspiration for building family “together time” into even the busiest days.
Entertainment on the Go
The Purple Cow Magnetic Travel Games are must-haves for keeping kiddos entertained on the go! The To-Go versions of classic games like Hangman, Checkers, and Tic Tac Toe & 4 in a Row are all designed in a compact and sleek tin case and come with magnetic pieces making them fun travel games. We just took these with us to Orlando and they are so easy! Light and compact, they are great for cars, planes, and hotels! MSRP: $7.99/ each. For ages 4 years and up. Available online at www.Amazon.com