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Road Trip Essentials

By Nicolas Ratelis

Travel experts are calling the summer of 2021 the summer of the road trip. Even with things opening up, road trips are a safe bet right now for families with kids under 12 in the household.  Here to share some awesome products to make your orad trip with kids that much easier, is parenting expert and founder of Bump Club and Beyond, Lindsay Pinchuk.



Una App:  You can’t take a road trip unless you know where you’re going!  Una Travel Planner is a BRAND NEW experiential travel app and is the FIRST mobile app built that simplifies the trip planning process with a personalized selection of trusted lodging, culinary offerings, safe activities and more based on the “traveler” and his or her personal interests. Serving as a digital travel agent and confidant that’s like a person who knows YOU best (thanks to artificial intelligence technology), Una saves consumers time and hassle by curating suggestions based on the person’s likes, budget, dream destinations, where the group has visited, previously, and important “must do” and “must see” stops along the way. By the consumer describing particular trip activities in his or her own words, Una will serve as the consumer’s “go-to travel partner” to recommend experiences and sites tailored to the consumer’s needs, while filtering out options that are not aligned with the traveler’s goals, interests and budget.

Thule:  This company makes MANY products essential for road trips.  Their bike racks and cargo containers are our favorites, but for 2021, we love the Thule Chasm Collection,  which provides rugged bags, backpacks, travel bags, and duffels. Carry and protect all your favorite active gear in the right sized bag – from small to XL.  Designed with weather-resistant tarpaulin fabric, plenty of storage, and smart storage pockets to easily locate smaller items, you can easily pack for a day of mountain biking or a beach weekend.

Additionally, if you’re traveling with little ones, you are most definitely going to need to take a stroller with you.  The Thule Spring Thule Spring is small and compact offering a quick and simple to fold with one hand when carrying a child.  Its compact fold and self-standing capability make for easy carry, transportation, and storage

Fit4 Adapt 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

This is THE car seat for a summer road trip.  For summer road trips when your child may be hot, the fabric removes sweat in the vapor stage before liquid sweat even forms. Strategically placed mesh also provides much-needed airflow and ventilation where children need it most.  Chicco’s new line of Adapt car seats are the first in the juvenile brand space to use patented 37.5® Technology. Chicco Adapt car seats, like this Fit4® Adapt 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, are fully outfitted with fabrics that employ natural volcanic minerals to help control your child’s microclimate, helping to keep them at the ideal relative humidity of 37.5%.

Top-rated installation features like premium LATCH connectors and a SuperCinch® force-multiplying tightener make the Fit4® Adapt 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat the easiest all-in-one to install correctly every time.  As your child grows, scan the QR Code on the side of the car seat with your smartphone camera or visit www.Fit4Stages.com for quick & easy instructional videos and direction.

Yipes Wipes:  you can’t take a road trip with kids without wipes. And we LOVE Yipes.  These Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes for kids are designed to gently and effectively remove dirt. They are 94% biodegradable and made with 99% plant-derived ingredients, which makes disposing of them when on the road a CINCH. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates and petrolatum, are enriched with aloe vera, and are not tested on animals. Yipes! Are ideal for on-the-go—perfect for lunch boxes, backpacks, road trips, and more!

Hydro Flask Insulated Lunch Tote (8 Liter), $44.95: This ultra-lightweight insulated tote keeps foods cold for 4 hours on its own, even longer with an ice pack.  The soft design is comfy to take in the car and  folds flat for easy storage. It’s also super durable, with waterproof fabric and a fully lined interior that’s a cinch to wipe clean and includes a water-resistant zip pocket to stash utensils, napkins and other gear. Great for packing road trip meals and snacks that need to be kept cool

Welly Travel Kits:  We love these kits that provde everything oyu need in an emergency.  From their First Aid Kit to their Travel medicine kit and Children’s Medicine Kit, these kits have you covered whatever comes your way.

For more products and tips check out @lindsaypinchuk and @bumpclubandbeyond on social media or visit www.bumpclubandbeyond.com.

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