Winter Traveling Tips With Amy Tara Koch

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking with Amy Tara Koch, a former trend reporter for NBC and author of the popular pregnancy style book – Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement about traveling tips in the Winter months.

If you’ve seen my rants on Twitter complaining about the snow and this wickedly cold weather, than you  already know that I do not like Winter. So normally, I do not travel anywhere in the winter months because I’m not a fan of the cold weather or the snow.  I’d like to say I “hibernate” during this time because I like to stay home instead of venturing out where it’s freezing.

However, I do know that many families travel in the colder months either to go skiing or just to get away and enjoy the scenery so hopefully you can appreciate these easy and simple tips Tara has shared to make your travel plans a breeze.

Amy Tara’s Travel Tips

1. Keep your children engaged with games or a portable DVD player.  There’s nothing worse than trying to drive and having your kids scream and fight in the back seat at the same time.

2. Food: Make sure you pack snacks and goodies.  Kids are hungry all the time — at least mine are.  Even on our day trips, I have bottled water and granola bars in the trunk at all times.

3. Charging Port: With Duracell myGrid, you can charge any of your USB electronics anywhere and have 100 hours of juice.  This is a product I can’t wait to try out.  I can’t even count the amount of times my iPod died when we were on the road.  For only $34.99, it’s worth every penny.

4. Keep them clean: Tide to Go is the perfect item to pack because of its lipstick size – you can pack them into a snack-size Ziploc to clean up those unexpected spills on clothing.  You know kids (and – they spill anything and everything. This is a necessity for anyone who tends to get a little messy on the go.

5. Stay healthy & protected: Bring any vitamins & medicines you may need such as Tylenol, cough medicine and band-aids.  I always pack a medicine bag with the works.  I even have a travel-size thermometer just in case someone has a fever.  Also, don’t forget to bring along antibacterial wipes and Purell.  My kids each have their own little bottle of Purell.  This helps tremendously with germs that can cause colds and flu.

6. Ziploc bags. The storage capabilities with Ziploc baggies are endless. You can store food, cosmetics, electronics — basically anything to keep you and your family organized.

Check out the video below to hear Amy Tara Koch’s great travel advice:

(*After I viewed the video, I noticed I never got to ask her any questions. Oops. I hope you enjoy the video and her travel tips. ;))

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