Nov 03

Planning For a Long Ride



Have you ever been in the middle of a journey, you are tired, hungry and bored? Well, perhaps almost everyone has been in that dying moment. As human we need to eat, to sleep and to rejuvenate! According to travel experts, it doesn’t because you’re riding a bus that you need to let go of your comfort. But one thing should be done, plan ahead and be a smart traveler. Pack few things to get your comfortable and refreshing ride and arrive at your destination smiling.


Food to Eat

Though you can stop along the way for your meals, but you will still want to prepare several snack items, especially if you are with the kids in a long ride.

First, here are the snacks that you should not bring:

  • Food that can be spoiled or perishable foods.  Avoid milk or anything made with mayonnaise.
  • Messy food. Watermelon, powdered donuts and barbecued chicken are for picnics, not on a bus ride.
  • Stinky food.  Don’t bring the sauerkraut and limburger cheese. Better leave them at home.
  • Food that cannot be eaten using fingers.  In case you pack something that needs a fork or spoon, better to use disposable utensils.

Here are the recommended items:

  • Bottled water and juice boxes
  • Fresh fruit and dried fruit
  • String cheese
  • Granola bars
  • Raw vegetables
  • Individual portions of nuts, crackers, trail mix, or chips
  • Rice cakes
  • Napkins and/or hand wipes



Everyone has their own sleeping schedule. When you are feeling sleepy, others are still wide awake, talking, listening to music, laughing and other things to do. Prepare the following items for this situation.

  • Ear plugs.
  • An eye mask.
  • A pillow.
  • A light blanket or throw.
  • Nasal strips.
  • Ear buds and an MP3 player loaded up with soothing music.


Freshen Up

You will never know when to meet a rest room which might not so good to you. For this case you need to prepare some items to help remain sanitize and freshen up. Get some ideas from experienced travelers:

  • Hand sanitizer or anti-bacterial hand wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Disinfecting wipes for surfaces
  • Lip balm
  • Contact lens solution, contact lens case
  • Reading glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • An extra pair of socks.
  • Foot powder or spray.
  • Oil-absorbing facial sheets
  • Medication and Non-prescription meds.
  • Travel sized toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Feminine products

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