I still have hideous memories of getting into an oven-like car as a child and not being able to breathe over the extreme waves of heat surrounding me. Although the burning hot metal of the seatbelt on my fingers left no lasting marks on my hands, it is branded into my mind. In an attempt to prevent my kids from having to endure the same dreadful conditions I have been picking the brains of everyone around me to compile a list of ways to keep a car cool in the summer. These tips are legit and you’ll undoubtedly find a way to put a few into practice in the sweltering summer of your own lives. Go readHow to Keep Your Car Cool in the Heat and see what will work best for you. These ways to keep your car cool will save you sanity and prevent scorched skin if you make a point of doing them!
Unless you’re a bird, choosing car travel over flying to your destination in an airplane holds many benefits. I’ll admit that the luxury of soaring through the air, being served soft drinks in tiny cups, and arriving faster at my destination does hold appeal for me, but I’ve found that there are many upsides to enjoy a car road trip over flying. Unless the distance is more than about 10 hours, my family chooses car travel for a myriad of reasons. There are certain things that traveling by plane eliminates from the experience of traveling, and those important parts of a journey should be enjoyed. If you’re debating on flying or sticking with traveling by car read 6 Reasons to Choose Car Travel Over Flying !
If you want to make your life easier and love finding ways to do that cheaply, you’re going to be excited! Certain items from your local dollar store can be used in amazing road trip hacks. Think of some of the downsides you experience when taking a road trip, especially one that involves children. I don’t know about you, but feeding everyone, keeping people entertained, and handling messes seem to be some of the biggest obstacles I face when traveling in my car, especially if I’m the lone adult managing a bunch of kids. Check out these Dollar Store Road Trip Hacks and let me know what you think! Have you found other inexpensive items that work well for road trips? Come tell us about it over on the Herd Management Facebook Page and see what others are saying. Check out my Travel Board on Pinterest for more great posts on Southern travel locations, reviews and road trip ideas to make your experiences on the road better ones. Follow Herd Management’s board Travel the South on Pinterest.