Summer Travel Safety Tips

11:17 PM

Summer is here!

Are you planning on taking a road trip or family vacation? Remember that prepping doesn't just apply to surviving the apocalypse. It's important to take precautionary measures even when you're taking a trip.

Before you take off on your family vacation, here are a couple of things to think about.

Plan your route
Even if you plan to use GPS on your vacation, make sure you plan your route out ahead of time. Print directions and maps from your computer in case you find your GPS isn't working. Sometimes when you're driving through long, wide-open stretches of road (I-70, anyone?) or large cities, GPS becomes unreliable. Have a backup plan.

Bring chargers
Whether your kids love to play on their Nintendo DS game systems or their tablets, consider packing a portable battery charger. You can also use this for your cell phone. I like this one:
Anker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More

I purchased this battery charger before my family moved overseas. We had 17 hours of flying, so I wanted to make sure we'd be able to use all of our devices. I'm happy to say that two years later, I still use this every day and it works just as well as it did when I bought it.

Stay hydrated
One of the biggest dangers with traveling during the summer is dehydration. Drink plenty of water each day and pack water bottles for your kids to drink on the trip. If you're busy having fun, you might not notice you're becoming dehydrated until it's too late. Stay aware and in charge on the journey.

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