It’s an old joke in my family that every time we venture an hour outside our house, we are going to get lost. We are the epidemy of the Griswolds, often ending up turned around, on back roads, and missing exits.
It’s fun. Right? RIGHT?!
Or it used to be when it was just Chris and I.
Now getting from point A to point B is only a good idea if we can get there in the quickest time available.
This is why:
The baby is about as fond of the car as I am on a dentist visit.
Now we have tried navigation systems. My husband actually had one stolen out of his car, so that idea went out the window pretty quickly. I guess someone was super lost and needed a nav pronto. In any case I didn’t replace it because I found that it was bulky and always needed software to update it. Who has time to unhook, bring in the house, hook up the computer and go through updating it? And while your holiday travel may be slow going now that December is over, it’s time to start thinking of what family vacations you are taking this year!
Last year we went on a cruise. My packing list went something like this:
- formula for 5 days, which really means 6 days
- enough diapers for 6 days..which as much as he pees, I have narrowed down to about 90
- gas drops
- teething tablets
- motion sickness pills
- clothes for P
- clothes for C
- C’s special blankie
- toys for P
- coloring items/in room items for C
- jar food
- clothes for mom
- clothes for dad
- coats for everyone (just in case its chilly on deck, etc)
- suntan lotion
- baby cereal
- diaper bag
- car seat
- blankets for P
- itouch, ipad
- cameras, lenses
- books to read
- swim diapers
- baby floaties
- baby wash
This year I think we are looking to head back to Mexico for an all inclusive with the kids and also a quick trip to Orlando.
Btw, “Quick Trip” is actually my attempt at a joke. Orlando is anything but that. An hour from one side to the other, sometimes getting around (well, ALL TIMES getting around) you could use some help. Which brings me back to navigation. Recently I was introduced to VZ Navigator. VZ Navigator is an app that is used by millions, has spoken turn by turn traffic updates, 3D city views, speed limit info and more!
About VZ Navigator
Use real-time, turn-by-turn spoken directions with street names and true-to-life images of highway and exit signs, many in 3D. Advanced navigation instructions include landmarks such as traffic lights and number of streets.
- Choose your preferred route with Route Selector
- Beat the gridlock with our real-time traffic
- Take advantage of safety features with school zone notifications and customizable speed limit warnings
- See which lane(s) to take for highway maneuvers and exits, complex street turns and intersections
How to get VZ Navigator
You can try it for free for 30 days and thereafter its only $2 a month! If you do not like to be committed for that long, you can do a case by case usage at only .99 cents a day! That way if you are only traveling at certain ties of the year, you can pick those times to enact it. OR, if you are a Griswold like us, you can keep it handy on your phone all year long.
Now let me ask you…are you planning any family road trips this year?
*post brought to you by VZ Navigator