30 Days, 30 Ways to an Amazing Summer

Make your summer the most spectacular one on record with a little help from these must-read tips. (31 Photos)

Sara Gauchat on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:00AM

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30 Days, 30 Ways to an Amazing Summer

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Stock Up for the Open Road

There are few things as iconic as the classic family summer road trip. Of course, nothing takes away the joy of the open highway faster than under-stocking the car with must-haves. Sure, you’ll always remember your cell phones, music, snacks and maps—but you’ll want to take your checklist further if you want your sanity intact by the time you reach your destination. Throw in pillows, hand sanitizer, an old dish towel (for spills or worse), change of clothes for everyone (you never know), disposable wipes, a plastic bag for trash, an umbrella, new magazines and games to dole out every hundred miles or so, a car phone charger and a Frisbee to use at rest stops. And maybe jot down a list of 100 different responses to “Are we there yet?”

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