The Ride To The Beach
There’s nothing like looking forward to going to the beach with your family. For most people, that means spending a few hours in the car together before reaching the hotel or the home that you have rented. It also means making sure that you pack everything that you’ll need for the trip so that you don’t have to stop anywhere along the way or go shopping for essentials when you get to the beach. One of the benefits of North Carolina oceanfront rentals is that they usually have a kitchen with a refrigerator and stove. While there might be cooking and eating utensils, there might not be many. Pack disposable products if you don’t want to wash dishes while you’re on vacation, such as plates and cups.
Keep a cooler or a box in the car that has drinks and snacks. Books are a good idea as well for the car ride down to the beach. If you’re driving, then consider audiobooks that the entire family can listen to, but make sure you pay attention to the road while listening. Keep a map on hand or pulled up on your phone so that you don’t get lost. Most phone maps will offer audio directions to make it easy to keep your eyes on the road instead of looking at the directions the entire time. If you’re going to be in the car for a few hours, then you might want to pack a few blankets or pillows so that the kids can take a nap or so that the passenger in the front seat can take a nap as well, especially if you plan to change positions at some point during the drive. Make a box with emergency essentials that include a flashlight, extra keys, and jumper cables in case something happens while you’re driving.