Since airplane travel has virtually been locked down for most of 2020, road trips and staycations are more popular than ever. While you may not be able to visit a new city during a road trip or staycation, they can still allow you to get out of your home, to a new environment, and help you and your family to appreciate the beauty in your own backyard. Keep on reading for the top 10 items to bring on a road trip or staycation with the family.
Roll-Up Backgammon Set
Roll-Up Backgammon Sets are absolutely perfect for any road trip or staycation. Backgammon is a fun game that the whole family can learn to play. In addition, the roll up version is easy to transport, mess free, and comes with everything needed for the game. Designed in Germany and made with hand sewn leather, this portable roll-up backgammon set is perfect for any road trip or staycation.
Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil
One of the best parts of a staycation is the rest and relaxation. You do not have to stress out about planes, layovers, delays, and cabs. In addition, you will likely not be doing much sightseeing, which leaves plenty of times for relaxing. This Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil Set is perfect to bring with you on any staycation. Loaded up with 10 different oil blends, these oils help you with everything from de-stressing the mind to bringing out your inner-strength to reviving you in the morning and evening. These oils come in the perfect little travel case to make their transportation as easy as your vacation is.
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The best way to set the mood is music. While most hotels and Airbnbs offer speakers of some sort, they are typically not good quality speakers. Whether you are getting ready for a nice dinner, soaking in the tub, or taking your kids to the pool, grab your JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker and bring it with you to set the mood. With volumes that can be set low enough not to disturb other pool goers, or high enough to fill a room, this portable bluetooth speaker makes music on the go easy and convenient. No need to worry about wires and plugs, simply charge the speaker before your trip, and enjoy up to 12 hours of continuous music playtime.
Saint Laurent Sport Duffle Bag
Staycations are the time to pull out your favorite luxury duffle since you know it will not get ruined the way check-in luggage normally does. In addition, when traveling with kids, duffles are great so you can keep your hands free. The Saint Laurent Sport Duffle Bag allows for a sporty chic look. It is equipped with double top straps, a crossbody strap, zip closure, and is made of nylon/polyester so it can take some wear and tear. Duffles are the perfect size to fit all your necessities for any staycation or road trip.
FAO Schwartz Tie Dye Ultimate Set
This FAO Schwartz Tie Dye Ultimate Set is absolutely perfect for any staycation if you are bringing the kids along. Find a grassy area at your hotel and set up and are for you and the little ones to create tie dye shirts. With 18 different colored dyes pre-packaged in shaker bottles, six plastic gloves, a protective table cloth, and plastic carrying case, this set makes a notoriously messy activity, clean and easy for the kids.
The Perfect Little Black Dress
Even on a family getaway with the kids, there is always some “mom and dad” time needed. Be sure to pack your favorite little black dress for a nice dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Most hotel’s offer a babysitting option to allow you and your significant other some time to yourselves. Or, if your kids are old enough, order them in some room service and let them enjoy some time away from mom and dad for the evening.
If you are going on a family vacation, you should plan to spend a lot of time in the sun. Kids love spending all day in the pool, and ordering chicken nuggets and pizza galore. Moms know that once their kids get in the pool, they won’t be leaving for quite some time. Be sure to take care of your face since sun exposure is one of the top causes of aging, and bring along a straw hat to protect your skin while you watch your little ones.
Sunscreen is an absolute must whether you are on a staycation or traveling abroad, or whether you are spending your time inside or outside. Most people only apply sunscreen when they are going to be at the pool. However, sun damage to the skin can occur whether you are at the pool or sitting indoors. The biggest mistake people make with sunscreen is not wearing it early on in their life. Therefore, be sure to bring along a sunscreen that can double as a moisturizer/lotion, and make sure your kids make applying it a habit just like you do.
Comfortable sandals are an absolute must while on vacation. Since you won’t be doing a lot of walking through an airport, comfortable sandals will be perfect to transition you from pools to restaurants during your staycation. Sandals are perfect whether you are walking out to the jacuzzi, getting a perdure done at the hotel’s spa, or simply walking to your next meal. In addition, sandals are small and thin so they are easy to pack without taking up too much room.
Portable chargers are an absolute must on any road trip or staycation. When traveling with the family, it is important to find a portable charger with multiple USB slots so the kids and hubby can all plug in their devices. Portable chargers are small, and avoid the need to back multiple chargers for each member of the family. Just be sure to charge your portable charger before leaving on your trip so you do not run out of power. Whether your family loves kindles, iPhones, wireless headphones, or game consoles, a portable charger will make your staycation or road trip that much easier.