2 Rules for a Successful Family Road Trip


We’re planning on a lot of family road trips this year. Both short distance and some quite a ways. In fact, we already had our first excursion last weekend which turned out to be a really great time. I’ve picked up a few tips, however, and I’m here to share the main set of rules to keep all merry while gathered in such close quarters. Or, not so close quarters, too. Even if you decide on a limo service from Lubbock rentals then these tips will still apply.

BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat

1. Comfort is Key
My kids share a backseat. All 3 snug as a bug, without a lot of personal space. It’s imperative that we make it as comfortable as possible. Abby has her car seat, of course, and Jedi is old enough to use just the belt. For Buzz, though, I found a product perfect for our situation that I was sent to review. It’s called the BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Seat. Easy to inflate or deflate depending on the situation. I can also keep it stored in a large bag or trunk of the car, ready for whenever we need it.

About BubbleBum: The First-Ever Inflatable Booster Seat

BubbleBum inflatable booster seats are the coolest and most stylish way for kids to travel safely and comfy for both short and long distances! BubbleBum inflatable booster seat is a great alternative to the standard plastic booster seat and is perfect for road trips, fly ins with car rentals, taxi cabs and every day carpooling. Weighing in at less than one pound, BubbleBum can deflate in minutes, making it simple to throw in a backpack or large purse. BubbleBum includes belt positioning clips in place of arm rests, so it’s possible to fit three boosters across the back seat of a car, minivan, or SUV. Recommended for ages 4-11. For more info on BubbleBum, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

Booginhead's Eco-Friendly Pack'Ems Reusable Snack Bags

2. A Full Belly is a Happy Belly
The best way to keep a group of restless people happy is with food. I believe that’s a scientific fact. Keeping a stash of snacks on hand is essential for a peaceful family road trip. Even moreso with a child who has type 1 diabetes. We can’t be stranded in the middle of nowhere with no way to elevate his blood sugar should he start to feel low. With Pack’Ems Reusable Bags, it’s easy to fill them up with our favorite foods to munch on and keep in a travel bag when needed.

About Booginhead’s Eco-Friendly Pack’Ems Reusable Snack Bags

Pack’Ems are the perfect companion for any travel bag. They come in both large and small and feature a gusseted bottom for easy, stand-up design. They are easy to open and close with unique VELCRO brand Press-Lokâ„¢ patented material. The best part is they are made of extra durable, environmentally friendly plastic that holds up through multiple washes and keeps food fresh longer. They are dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. Reusable, recyclable and affordable, what’s not to love! Pack’Ems will soon be available at BabiesRUs stores and on www.booginhead.com. MSRP $9.99 (1 large, 1 small) for a 2 pack.

If you abide by these 2 crucial rules for a successful road trip, then everyone is bound to have a good time.

I was sent the above product(s) free to review from the PR firm or company. No other compensation has been given. Opinions are my own.


  1. This booster might help solve our three kids in a Honda Civic issue for next year. I was wondering two how I would pick all three up from school when I can hold two booster seats in the backseat.

  2. Those reusable ziptop bags are neat – I always reuse mine when possible, but the material does break down after repeated use. This looks a lot more durable!

  3. We have one of those seats too. The plastic hard seats put indents on my leather seats, so this seat works much better.

  4. I just saw the Bubble Bum at Walmart last week. My oldest isn’t quite old/big enough for it yet, but I almost picked one up for the future. I will probably be getting one.

    I have been eyeing some reusable snack bags – I like that these have a velcro-style seal. However, when I went to the BooginHead website, I didn’t see them listed in the products.

    Am I missing something?

  5. We have a BubbleBum that we use for when we fly someplace. I don’t feel confident enough in it for long road trips, though. My daughter says she doesn’t mind it, but I feel safer with an actual booster or high back booster. I think it’s better for an older kid (7, 8) than a younger one (5, 6).

  6. We’re always packing snacks for road trips in re-usable bags. Those ones have really cute designs, and sound like they’re a breeze to clean up. I like that they use velcro instead of the regular type ‘zip’ bags seems easier for little hands to open and close them.

  7. Great way to keep kids comfortable! My kids and I just did an impromtu road trip to Cape Cod, and we found that snacks were important to keep whining to a minimum

  8. I love the reusable snack bags for road trips. We always, always pack road trip snacks. Not only to keep my teens happy, but to save money. We know without a doubt we’ll buy lots of snacks so I’d rather pack them from home than pay out for gas station snacks. That’s a killer on the budget.

  9. Those bags are just super cute! And, we never leave home without snacks, that’s like a disaster waiting to happen if we don’t bring any, lol.

  10. Getting my kids to behave for long periods of time in the car is maddening! P wants to have what charlotte wants and blah blah. Its the age difference!

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