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3 Road Trip Tips & Tricks


Summer road trips can be a magical thing. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even a solo voyage, road trips have a way of putting wonder back onto the map. However, anyone who’s ever been on a Summer excursion knows that sometimes the planning can be not-so-magical. So we scouted out some tips, tricks & ideas to make your road trip the best ever.


Here’s our 3 favorite road trip ideas to get you motivated for some serious exploration

1. Organization

Organization is key to a bump-free road trip, & with this very cheap & simple dollar store basket to store snacks, first-aid kit items, & beauty products; you’ll be well on your way to an epic journey.



2. Convenient Snacking

Convenient snacking has made it’s way onto the list because, well, it’s convenient snacking; which is probably one of the best things ever. ┬áNot much else says convenient (& healthy) like this very clever way of storing some delicious treats like peanut butter & celery sticks.



3. DIY Bug Balm

Unfortunately, the beautiful outdoors comes with some pesky friends you didn’t invite in on the fun, & when they come (& they will) you’ll want to be prepared. This recipe for an all natural bug repellant is perfect for warding off those bothersome intruders.

1 cup Dried Calendula flowers.
1 cup Fresh Rosemary.
1 cup Dried Catnip.
A mix of Olive and Coconut Oil (about 2 cups total).
1/4 cup Beeswax.
Lavender and Lemon Essential Oils (about 10 drops each).
Double Boiler/ Sauce Pan and Bowl.
Liquid Measuring Cup and Glass Jar.
4-5 Lidded Jars, such as 4-ounce Eco Mason Glass Jars


1. Add the rosemary, calendula, and catnip to a large bowl and cover with enough olive and coconut oil to completely submerge the herbs. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes to slowly heat up the oil.

2. Strain the oil into a glass jar through the cheesecloth. Reheat the filtered oil over low heat, adding the 1/4 cup of beeswax until it’s completely melted. At that point, add in your drops of essential oil and stir. Prepare your glass jars, fill with the mixture, and allow to cool completely.

Get the full recipe & directions at


So there you have it folks, the outdoors awaits you & now you have a few tips & tricks to make your next road trip the best ever.


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