Do you love hopping in the car, rolling down the windows, cranking some tunes, and heading out for an adventure? The open road is calling your name, and there’s no better time for a fun road trip with your family. And while you may want to be spontaneous, there are a few must-have items you need to pack before driving off into the sunset.
It’s just not a road trip if you don’t have great music to sing along to. But, if you and your family have different tastes, who controls the music can quickly become a nightmare. Before heading out, let every member of the family, including Fido, pick a few of their favorite songs and add it to a playlist. Then, download it to your phone, or if you want to go old school, burn it to a CD or mixtape. This way you don’t have to worry about Fido howling in the back seat or your kids complaining they don’t like your music choices.
Almost as important as music, you must have a good selection of snacks. Be sure to stock up on crackers and a low-sugar, fizzy drink if anyone in the family gets car sick to help settle their stomachs. Again, just like the music, make sure everyone has at least one of their favorite snacks so there’s no arguing over who gets the bag of chips and who has to eat the apple.
And don’t forget Fido’s snacks! Just like you, Fido gets hungry from the excitement of a road trip and wants to have fun with the rest of the family. Be sure to pack plenty of treats and chew toys to keep Fido occupied and happy during a long car trip.
Although no one likes to think about it, you need to be prepared in case you get in an accident or your car breaks down. Be sure to have plenty of food and water for everyone in the car (the water can serve double duty as a coolant if your car overheats). You also should have a first aid kit, road flares, a map, a car jack, and a spare tire. Many of these items will help you repair your car enough to be able to drive to a mechanic or somewhere safe where you can get help.
For Fido, be sure to practice basic car safety. In the case of an accident, you don’t want your dog to get hurt or hurt anyone else because he isn’t strapped in.
Even though it looks fun, instead of letting him hang his head out the window, let Fido travel at your feet or in the seat next to you in Ibiyaya’s Collapsible Shoulder Carrier or the EVA Pet Carrier. Both are a compact size that is perfect for traveling, and they have plenty of ventilation and cushion to keep Fido comfy during the trip. They both have top panels, so Fido can stick his head out and give you a kiss or be petted while you drive. And this way, you don’t have to worry about him getting hurt or jumping out of the car when it’s time for a bathroom break.
Pick one Ibiyaya star carrier and let it join your road trip!
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