Ready for a #SheSpeaksRoadTrip? Enter to win a Collapsible Cooler Bag, plus a $25 gift card!

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 03.24.21
Ready for a #SheSpeaksRoadTrip? Enter to win a Collapsible Cooler Bag, plus a $25 gift card!
As we welcome in the warmer months and a little spring fever sets in, many of us will be scrambling to make last minute travel plans. With more vaccine distribution opportunities rolling out and people feeling it is safer to travel, hitting the open road looks like a great opportunity to de-stress and welcome some vacation time.

Where are you going - or dreaming of going - this year? Tell us for the chance to win a CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag, plus a $25 gift card to fill it with goodies!

Where will we go and how will we get there?
According to a new survey from RVshare, the road trip will reign supreme throughout the next couple of seasons as many are still not comfortable with air travel.

National Parks and other outdoor adventures will be top on the list for most traveling via road trip this spring and summer. Getting away with space to roam and some fresh air is on top of many travel wish-lists. Close to half of those surveyed said they would want to have a nature-themed vacation while only 20% will travel to beaches and just 2% to major cities. 

Many of us also want a re-do on plans that may have been canceled last spring. The survey reveals that 45% of those making travel plans are making up for a trip they would have made in 2020. 

Don’t Forget Before You Go…
A report from Travel and Leisure shares a few things to add to your must-list before you pile into the car. 

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Snacks & Drinks
No matter if you are spending an afternoon in the park or you are taking a road trip accross the country, snacks and drinks are essential. Of course, you want to take your favorite fun goodies, but make sure to also take healthy snacks like nuts, fruit and pre-cut veggies. It will keep you full longer and keep your energy up. And don't forget to bring full water bottles and coffee mugs - they will save you money and time along the way. SheSpeaks member SusanHN recommends the Contigo Stainless Steel bottle. "It really keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for a long time."

Pack all of your food supplies in a cooler so they don't spoil and are easy to reach. Enter below to win the CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag, which received a 5-star rating from travelmom123! The bag is also great for bringing to the beach, taking on a picnic or just filling with drinks for when your friends are hanging in your backyard.

Tune-Ups and Spare Tires
If you aren’t taking a rental, getting a tune-up before you go is key for a safe journey and a little piece of mind while you put all of those extra miles on your vehicle. Also, including a spare tire and tire-changing kit in the trunk is a must for those hard-to-predict occasions. 

Taking Care of Business
Taking care of the necessities at home will also help to keep your trip stress-free. Cleaning, paying bills and making arrangements for pets and house plants before you go are just a few things to add to the to-do list. Editor-in-chief at Roadtrippers, Sanna Boman, advises travelers to “make a list of the things that need taking care of when you’re gone, including your mail, lawn and garden, and house plants.”

In Case of Emergency...
Do you have a “road trip emergency kit” handy? Well, you probably should. Travel and Leisure advises you take along a kit that includes things like a flashlight,   scissors, bandages, jumper cables, car battery charger, tire pressure gage, water, energy bars, and pain relievers.

And then there's the items that may not classify as an emergency, but you can't be without, like sunglasses, sunscreen, extra charger and extra cash. Before you go, download audio books, podcasts (don't miss a single episode of SheSpeaks:How She Does It), movies and games for the kids. And since it's 2021 - don't forget the hand sanitizer and face masks!

Where are you going - or dreaming of going - this year? Enter to win a CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag, plus a $25 gift card to your favorite store to buy supplies!

#SheSpeaksRoadTrip Giveaway

*One winner will be chosen at random to receive a CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag, plus a $25 gift card to the business of their choice, provided that the gift card can easily be bought online. Giveaway is open through April 11, 2021 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to SheSpeaks member MBattles!

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  • ooster1 By ooster1
    04.03.21  

    I am trying to get together a road trip to the beach as soon as I have received the vaccine for COVID.  I want the vaccine first because I am hoping to feel safe enough to stay in my favorite hotel for the night so I can spend all day at the beach and watch the sunset.

  • mickiz By mickiz
    04.02.21  

    We are looking to buy a second home in Spain - my husband wants to live near his family again.

  • ObviouslyMARvelous By ObviouslyMARvelous
    04.02.21  

    I would love to travel to Spain this year but I would be happy just being near the ocean again.

  • savingsinseconds By savingsinseconds
    04.01.21  

    We just took a road trip to Charleston, SC for a quick getaway -- our first time traveling since the pandemic.  We had a great time.

  • SASHANENE By SASHANENE
    04.01.21  

    No point in dreaming. I'm going nowhere.

  • 1bets1 By 1bets1
    04.01.21  

    Planning on the Jersey shore. Looking forward to it.

  • denloew By denloew
    04.01.21  

    We're hoping to purchase an RV and just travel anywhere in the US and Canada (when we can again).  Would love to see every state especially New England and the West.

  • ElizabethMenard By ElizabethMenard
    04.01.21  

    I would love to go to Hawaii with my husband. We have been married 47 years and that has been a dream trip for us both.  He has had some health issues and to be able to get away for a much needed break from reality would be a dream come true!!

  • gypsymoon By gypsymoon
    04.01.21  

    Anywhere sounds good!

  • user2626 By user2626
    03.31.21  

    I wish I could go to Yellowstone!

  • rychepet By rychepet
    03.30.21  

    We are really hoping to continue our MLB stadium budket list.  Last year we were supposed to go to Boston, so hopefully we can go there. 

  • ambrai101 By ambrai101
    03.30.21  

    Anywhere but my condo would be great 

  • Cdettra By Cdettra
    03.30.21  

    Hopefully will be taking a fall trip out west to celebrate our 40th anniversary 

  • Mecombrink77 By Mecombrink77
    03.29.21  

    We want to go close to home and go explore caves near us as well as make a few stops along the way to the famous haunted hotel here in our state.

  • orchidlady01 By orchidlady01
    03.29.21  

    Our first road trip will be up the East coast to visit family in NC and then a friend in VA.

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