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Friday, July 4, 2014

Hitting the Road this Summer? Then, you need these Travel Essentials from P&G: Enter to win! #PGMom

Canadians, all across our vast country will be hitting the road and enjoying all that our beautiful country has to offer.  It's the summer of the road trip.  We don't really go on any big holidays, but rather stick close to home base.  But, that is okay!  We live in a pretty central location that there is loads to see and do within a short driving distance.

Before we head out on the road, here are some tips for making your summer travel smooth.



Car essentials
 


  • It’s easy to get tempted by road side stops for fries and ice cream, which can add up and increase your budget. Try bringing cut fruit, veggies and bags of trail mix to help curb everyone’s appetite! And don’t worry about the mess, Bounty DuraTowels White Paper Towels are perfect for spills and sticky fingers.
  • Bathroom pit stops can often be annoying if certain amenities are missing – don’t leave the house without bringing your own Charmin Basic so you’re always fresh and comfortable. Keep your mouth feeling fresh too by bringing Oral-B Pro-Health Cross Action Manual Toothbrush  and ORAL B Pro-Health Glide Floss so you can head back into the car feeling rejuvenated, ready for the next leg of the trip.
  • Long car rides can often result in smells you’d wish you left at home. With leftover snacks sitting around, get rid of the odours by using a Febreze Car Vent Clip Air Freshener to keep your vehicle fresh for hours and hours.
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    Safety first
     

  • Always remember to bring a first aid kit. No one wants to get sick on vacation so be prepared for everything that may get thrown your way. From cuts, bruises, to colds and allergies, be ready to tackle it all so the fun never stops!
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    Make a list, check it twice
     

  • If heading on a road trip, packing the family and your trip essentials can mean a tightly packed car. Making a check list of what you really need will help eliminate those “nice to have” items that will overflow the car.
  • Involve the kids – throughout the week have the kids write down items they use in the day on a chalk or white board in a central location (i.e. kitchen fridge). At the end of the week, go through the list together and narrow it down to the must haves. You may be surprised by some of the things you use daily!
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    To pack it right, pack it light
     

  • The lighter the better! We know packing with kids and pets it may be difficult to live by this mantra, however keeping things light and simple leaves room for souvenirs.
  • Downsize by bringing items that have more uses than one. Bring Pampers Sensitive wipes  – they work wonders for baby’s bottom and do double duty by wiping faces  clean of juice spills and other sticky messes. Be sure to have Puffs Basic Tissues on hand to aid in the unexpected clean up!
  •  Bounce Free & Sensitive Dryer Sheets are a great static solution on the go. Rub along your electric-charged clothing item to help remove pesky static!
  • When packing clothing, try rolling versus folding. It often helps keep things less-wrinkled and can save space in your suitcase. And to keep everything smelling fresh, longer, spray the inside of your suit case with Febreze Fabric Refresher Extra Strength.


  • Take time to prep
     


  • Dedicate time well before departure to plan your pack—yes plan. Check the weather forecast, ensure flight times are accurate, check construction and closures and find alternative routes to make a realistic travel route to get you there on time. If flying, remember to double check what you can bring in your carry-on to avoid anything being thrown out.
  • Avoid the morning of mad dash to gather all necessary toiletries and invest in a travel set of essentials.  Do you need a full size shampoo and conditioner for the family to share, or can you use the adorable mini travel-sized items, like the super cute and convenient mini Scope Outlast  to maintain fresh breath on the go? If you have essentials you just can’t duplicate, like an electronic toothbrush, add them to your last minute pack list.
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    Giveaway! 
    Enter to win a Summer Survival P&G Pack 

    Including:


  • Febreze Car Vent Clip Air Freshener
  • Febreze Fabric Refresher Extra Strength 
  • Scope Outlast 
  • Charmin Basic 
  • Puffs Basic Tissues
  • Pampers Sensitive wipes
  • Bounce Free & Sensitive Dryer Sheets
  • Oral-B Pro-Health Cross Action Manual Toothbrush
  • ORAL B Pro-Health Glide Floss
  • Bounty DuraTowels White Paper Towels 2 King Rolls 49 Sheets





  •    Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. Please understand that by entering this giveaway your information will be shared with a PR agency in charge of prize fulfillment should you be a winner. Opinions expressed are mine, yours may differ. Remember that you may enter at multiple blogs, but only win once. Good Luck!

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    47 comments:

    Brenda Penton said...

    My family is planning on roadtripping to PEI. Our first trip.

    Chris Stockford said...

    NewFoundland trip! :)

    Sandy Sousa said...

    We have no set plans yet but we would like to take our boys to Ottawa and Quebec.

    Megan said...

    We might go to the grandparents house. Maybe a couple of other family members homes.

    leanne_mac said...

    We'll be taking a road trip to visit my grandparents.

    Glogirl said...

    I would like to take some local day trips this summer.

    Tanis S said...

    We will be driving to Ontario (from BC) this summer!

    Nic said...

    Heading to the west coast for vacation!

    409cope said...

    We don't have any plans for a road trip this year. My favorite place to go is Calgary to see my son and grandson.

    elaing8 said...

    No plans to have a road trip this summer. I'll be having a staycation :)

    verycutekitties said...

    will be visiting montreal later this summer

    Amy C said...

    We are going to the lake to go canoeing.

    Salad For Breakfast said...

    We will be going camping up north in French Bay. Can't wait!

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    Belinda M said...

    No road trips planned for this summer. My favorite summer road trips are to Montreal

    Rebby said...

    Just got back from my road trip to Tofino...that is my FAVE place in Canada!

    Wayne Lecoy said...

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to
    win a Summer Survival P&G Pack.
    In response to your questions of
    Do you have any plans to take a road trip this summer? Where is your favourite place to visit?
    No i am not planning on taking a road trip this summer.
    My favorite place to visit is the beach.
    Thank you for having this giveaway

    jana24 said...

    Love visiting Pennsylvania! Road trip to Nigara Falls and Paisley this summer

    SG said...

    Lots of day trips - nothing big, alas.

    Juliee said...

    This summer I have been to Edmonton then to Jasper to see the mountains.

    le p said...

    love to go to the coast. thanks

    Judy C said...

    We have no plans for travelling this summer. Would love to do the drive from Ontario to BC one day! (Judy Cowan)

    flowerchild said...

    We are planning a road trip to PEI this summer. We just visited Banff and loved it.

    Shari G said...

    We usually just drive to Niagara.

    Kristine Ewald said...

    We are planning on going to the cabin it is 12 hours away

    Stephanie LaPlante said...

    I'm going to Crystal Beach this weekend.

    karine123 said...

    We are planning to visit Québec city in August :)

    suzie said...

    I am in Sask right now visiting

    Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

    We are hopefully heading to Montreal to visit family.

    Jeannie Lam said...

    We are heading on a road trip to Seattle later this summer!

    Brandee H said...

    I love to head to the cottage during the summer.

    Victoria S said...

    We have plans to drive to Tobermory. Victoria Ess

    Maggie Cheung said...

    Planning to go to Niagara-on-the-lake and visit many wineries.

    Jennpup said...

    Heading to the USA :-)

    Jenny Major said...

    go to the zoo

    ivy pluchinsky said...

    Went on a train trip to Edmonton in May so staying home this summer, but do have family coming out here for a visit.

    Kristi R. said...

    We like to visit Brantford to visit family.

    Julie Bolduc said...

    We are planning on going to the states

    Jennifer said...

    we are going to the US and also Sault Ste Marie

    Eva Mitton said...

    Transitioning to re-entering the work place, weekend venture is the only possibility for 2014. A trip to Lake Louise, Jasper, AB, always breathtaking and restores the soul.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

    Angela M said...

    I've already went on a roap trip this summer. We went to the Oregon Coast and the weather was awesome.

    truckerofbc said...

    No travel plans yet and we love going to the Okanagan to pick fresh fruits in the Summer

    Carole D. said...

    We are going to do a road trip to Banff

    Nicolthe pickle said...

    We don't have any plans this year, but I love going to Saint Andrews.

    Nicolthe pickle said...

    We don't have any plans this year, but I love going to Saint Andrews.

    Nicolthe pickle said...

    We don't have any plans this year, but I love to go to Saint Andrews.

    Viv Sluys said...

    We have no plans to go anywhere but I might take a random road trip with my kids

    Viv Sluys said...

    Oh, and my favourite place to visit is Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park