Stay Safe and Comfortable on Long Road Trips

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Long road trips don’t have to be scary or uncomfortable. You can ease the stress of long road trips with just a few pre-planning tips to ensure you arrive safe and sound. Finding ways to stay safe and comfortable on long road trips is sponsored by Preparation H as part of a series for Socialstars™

My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in July and started receiving treatments in August. Fortunately, my job as a blogger allowed me the flexibility to be part of her care. She lives over 600 miles from my home. That distance meant I had to travel and take several long road trips over the last six months.

Stay Safe and Comfortable on Long Road Trips

One of the hardest parts of long road trips is the sitting. Getting up and moving around is typically a big part of my day. When I am on an 11 hour road trip, that doesn’t happen. What does happen is stiff joints and hemorrhoid flare-ups.

Those long road trips irritated my hemorrhoids. At home I always have the Preparation H® Wipes handy and when traveling the Preparation H® Totables® can do the job. Don’t let bum discomfort ruin your travels.

Stay Safe and Comfortable on Long Road Trips

  • Get up close and personal with a mechanic – For this it means I need to sweet-talk my hubby or my son so they do a quick inspection of the car to ensure it’s in travel ready condition.

  • Charge your electronics and bring back-up – My car has two charging ports and I have several portable battery back-ups. When I am on long road trips I don’t want to be without a way to check-in or call if I have an emergency. My phone is also my navigation system because I suck at reading maps.

  • Always wear your seat belt and do not drive while impaired. Your life and the lives of others on the road matter.
  • Pay attention to your gauges – Make it a habit to check your dashboard for any suspicious problems when you are driving. Don’t let your gas tank go below 1/4. If you think there’s a problem it’s probably best to seek professional help.
  • Join AAA – My kids gifted me a AAA membership. I haven’t had to use it yet, but am grateful it’s available just in case I need a tow, jump start or other road-side services.

  • Have a travel wallet – When I am on long road trips, I never take my entire purse with me. Instead, I carry a wallet with a wrist strap. I put my ID, one credit card, medical card, spare cash and other important items I might need in a pinch. The strap allows me to carry the wallet close to me, hang it inside the bathroom stall or use it as a weapon just in case. The Preparation H Totables are just the right size for my travel wallet and provide comfort by cooling and soothing your hemorrhoid symptoms. Use them for gentle everyday cleansing as well as to reduce the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Be sure to use with ointment to reduce irritation. It’s important to keep your bum comfortable on those long road trip,

  • Pack a just in case bag – A just in case bag is exactly that. Things you might need, but hopefully not. Extra water, non-perishable food, blankets, napkins, wipes and anything else you think may be important on long car rides.
  • Make pit-stops – Make sure you schedule time to stop, stretch, move around and eat. Look for well-lit public areas. If you can find them try to stop at restaurants or truck stops. Along the PA Turnpike most rest areas are well maintained, lit and staffed.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – As you drive and when you stop, take a few mental notes of your surroundings. It pays to be hyper-aware of who and what you will encounter along the way. Always be prepared.

  • Have fun – Don’t let things like hemorrhoid flare-ups or boredom slow you down. Sing, roll the windows down and enjoy the scenery. Long road trips can clear your mind, open your eyes to new experiences and let you visit new places along the way.

Stay Safe and Comfortable on Long Road Trips

Being able to make those long road trips is something I am not willing to give up. Getting to my mom’s house has to happen. I am not going let discomfort due too hemorrhoid flare-ups slow me down. Preparation H Totables can help make the trip more comfortable. Their not just convenient they are septic safe and flushable, too.

If you suffer from hemorrhoid symptoms you are not alone. About 75% of all Americans will have hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Fortunately, most hemorrhoid symptoms can be treated with Preparation H® products and lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise.

Don’t let hemorrhoid flare-ups slow you down physically or emotionally. Ease your symptoms while using Preparation H® as directed.

How do you stay safe and comfortable on long road trips?

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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