This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias
My husband is king of the quick weekend trip. When we were first married we did weekends to Boston and San Francisco. Now that we have three kids quick trips are more likely to be a road trip to San Antonio. But it’s not unusual for us to wake up on a Saturday morning and on a whim decide to drive to Austin for the day. Whether you are flying, driving, or camping, I have some favorite weekend traveler tips for you.
Flying? It’s been several years since our last getaway weekend where we flew anywhere. But when we did we always made sure to get a direct flight. When you are on a tight schedule you don’t want to waste time with layovers and potential flight delays. When we went to San Francisco we flew in to San Francisco and out of Oakland to get the best flight times. If you are headed to a city with multiple airports check all of your options.
We also preferred to fly to places with public transportation so we didn’t have to rent a car. Though when we went to San Francisco we did rent a motorcycle. Which before that trip I didn’t even know you could do. You can! We did a 24 rental and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge. My husband drove and I rode on the back.
Also, don’t check a bag. It’s the weekend! Pack everything in your carry-on. And always bring a swimsuit.
Driving? Plan your snacks. And your activities. Also, drink plenty of water. I know it’s tempting not to drink enough, those bathroom stops add a lot of time to a drive. But it’s important to stay hydrated!
Camping? Make meal time easier by prepping items ahead of time. Cook scrambled eggs before you go and put them in foil pouches. Easy to reheat over coals in the morning or on a camp stove if you have one.
Crafting? Okay, this one might not apply to everyone, but I can’t go too long without some yarn and knitting needles or a crochet hook. And of course you don’t have to make something travel related. I actually prefer crochet when I am in the car. I tend to pick projects that are one skein projects and only use one size of crochet hook. Fewer things to bring that take up car space. (I haven’t tried knitting or crocheting on a plane yet.)
Something the helps with last minute road trips, and yarn stash purchases, is the Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web plan with Walmart Family Mobile. The service is just $29.88/month (for the first line) which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data. And right now the ZTE ZMAX is $179.00 (was $199.88).
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/fs1l or your local Walmart for current pricing.
Even with all the planning, remember it’s just a weekend. There is no way you are going to get to see everything that you want. Really that’s true for any vacation. My Mom always told me just to tell yourself that someday you will come back. See what you can, but don’t stress about the rest. Just see it next time.
And another word of advice from my Mom, “If you forget something, you can buy it when you get there”.
Where are you traveling to this summer and how can Walmart Family Mobile help you with your trips? Leave a comment and let me know!