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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  • superwomannc By superwomannc

    This year, for my anniversary, I am hoping to visit the surrounding area of Miami (and Miami :) lol) as I haven't ever been. I am a newish resident of Florida and this state has so much of a variety to offer! This will just be one thing marked off of my bucket list. My husband and I got married in April of last year and unfortunately due to Corona, my family couldn't attend so we are planning a re-creation for April and I would love it if we could escape to another city for a few days after spending time with loved ones! 

  • melinda74 By melinda74

    I'm hoping for beach trip.

  • alibop By alibop

    I would love to go to a baseball game

  • Justmissash By Justmissash

    We just ordered a rooftop tent so we can do mini trips and camp on our own so this would be perfect! We haven't had an actual vacation in 6 years and my youngest has never had one. So we are excited to get out this year. 

  • Kevsgirl By Kevsgirl

    We plan to travel to universal next month but in the fall we are going to Ireland!

  • stef42678 By stef42678

    I would love to travel with some friends to California for a beach trip!

  • Jackie9641 By Jackie9641

    No flights planned but we will camp, like always, in the summer and I love the camping trips.

  • jacquelineha By jacquelineha

    Hope to road trip it anywhere by this Spring!

  • mprimo1 By mprimo1

    Taking a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

  • jerylt By jerylt

    We are not planning any specific trips but I would definitely like to go somewhere.

  • xxyyzz88 By xxyyzz88

    Wish I could take a cruise almost anywhere!

  • JulsB20 By JulsB20

    We are going to a lake in Minnesota for sure...really also hope to be cruising out of Texas toward the end of the year.

  • kelceyryder By kelceyryder

    I hope we are able to travel to Monterey/Carmel, wine country, maybe even Lake Tahoe. But things have to be more open. Nothing worse than wanting to see a favorite place and it hasn't reopened.

  • JackieV By JackieV

    I'd like to travel to the beach.  Even a day trip would be great!

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