Vacation Time With the Kids

2008 summer vacation, Indiana Dunes State Park...

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Vacation time means a great deal of time in the car. While traveling, the “hungries” come at different times than when we’re at home. Sometimes, they stay with us most of the day. too!

Having enough water for everybody is essential. If bringing along other liquids, check the label to be sure you are bringing juices that are 100% fruit juice or close to it.

Even if you are planning to stop for meals, it’s a good plan to pack a cooler for between-meal snacks. Here you can pack fruits, veggies, and cheeses. Having sandwiches with fillings that stick together rather than fall apart is helpful when eating in the car. You can cut the sandwiches in fourths for easier handling by young children.

You may want to bring some pre-wrapped packages of raisins, dried fruits, granola bars, etc. Remember, some foods such as chocolate can melt in the car. A wet washcloth in a plastic bag can be a real help.

In any case, I hope travel time will be a good time and a safe time for you.

Best to you,

Lee Jackson

Food writer and author of “Apples, Apples Everywhere –
Favorite Recipes From America’s Orchards

About Lee Jackson

Writer and entrepreneur Lee Jackson is the award-winning author of Careers in Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences, From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers, Apples, Apples Everywhere – Favorite Recipes From America’s Orchards, and the children’s storybook, The Littlest Christmas Kitten. As the president and CEO of Images Unlimited Publishing, she works to provide books and information that helps families live more satisfying lives through knowledge and skills. Sign up to get her FREE newsletter full of tips for better family living through knowledge.

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