Gadgets that Create Road Trip Bliss

The right gadgets and gizmos make the trip to your destination almost as much fun as reaching your destination! Imagine, a road trip full of fun and laughter instead of whining and complaining. It really IS possible!

Smartphones: They offer seemingly infinite options for entertainment, and even assistance with navigation. You can use the phone to play games, listen to music, or even help in finding the best local joint for a quick meal or a taste of the local culture along your route. We even used it on a long, long trip to hook into mobile WiFi, access YouTube, and show the screaming toddler in the back seat some baby lullabies! Guess what? They worked!  iPhone users can download a plethora of fun and educational applications to make the trip whiz by. How about checking out the view at night with an astronomy application, which charts the stars? Star Walk identifies stars and planets during the day, or at night. Finding constellations together can be educational entertainment, and can help to keep the driver awake and alert during long night drives. [Read more…]

Cracking the “Packing for Camp” Code

It’s that time of year again when parents gather up the necessities of summer and set off on the road to sleep away camp!  Grab your flashlights, bug spray, sunscreen, bathing suits…and the list goes on and on.

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