1 Day Long Beach California Itinerary for Families

Tour the Queen Mary, what to do in Long Beach with kids.
Tour The Queen Mary to witness the glory of the high seas. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Southern California offers more to discover than Hollywood or Santa Monica. With charming communities up and down the coast, pack up the kids and explore Long Beach for the day. About 25 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, it offers a full day of family fun. So I’ve outlined what to do in Long Beach with kids.

Long Beach is a favorite with my kids since it’s boasts the Queen Mary and a fabulous aquarium. But first it’s time for breakfast.

Gaffey Street Diner

247 N. Gaffey St.
Opens at 5:30 a.m.

Gaffey Street Diner makes everything from the biscuits to the salsas fresh in-house. It was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. Be prepared to eat, the servings are generous and the scene is unpretentious.

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach
Admission + Parking fee

Once the queen of the seas she crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the East Coast to-and-from England. In 1967 the RMS Queen Mary moored in the Long Beach Harbor. Now a maritime destination and some consider her haunted with multiple accounts of ghostly sightings walking the decks.

Take the tour to learn about the history of the RMS Queen Mary, including a tour of duty during WWII for troop transport. Walk through the model room with scale models of various ships and see the LEGO version of the Queen Mary.

Across the decks, I found the indoor pool (not open to visitors) and different mechanical rooms. With several restaurants, we ate at the Chowder House. Offering a family friendly menu, it worked for my kids.

Grab Starbucks coffee or snacks at the Midship Marketplace and eat at the tables on the deck outside. Another choice for families, The Promenade Cafe offers a menu with American favorites.

For a unique place to spend the night, book a stateroom on The Queen Mary. During our visit to Long Beach we spent a night onboard. Best for families with older kids and remember it’s an vintage ship.

After touring the Queen Mary, disembark the ship and head to the Long Beach Bike Share at the entrance. Since the parking is plentiful and paid I would leave the SUV at the Queen Mary.

Ride a Bike, what to do in Long Beach with kids.
With separate bike lanes, it’s easy for families to explore Long Beach on wheels. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Long Beach Bike Share

Rent by the Hour 
Several bike racks across Downtown

If everyone is willing, rent bikes from the Long Beach Bike Share Program. With multiple bike racks around the downtown area, I found it convenient for families with kids in middle school and older. Though helmets aren’t included.

From the parking lot of the Queen Mary, I found dedicated bike/walk lanes across the bridge to Shoreline Village. The bridge was a bit of a challenge for me though my teen had no problems.

Park the bikes in the rack and remember to take your belongings. If you park your bike in the official bike rack, the time on the meter stops. But your bike is open for another biker though I didn’t have a problem finding a bike during the weekend.

Take a day trip to Long Beach, California, or extend the stay with a night on the haunted Queen Mary Oceanliner. Got the details for a getaway with kids and more.

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach
Admission depending on age

A must for families, the aquarium houses over 10,000 animals from 500 different species. With animals from the West Coast to the tropics, kids encounter a wide assortment of marine life.

As a kids favorite, spend a little extra time at the touch tanks.

The Rainbow Lighthouse, what to do in Long Beach with kids.
The Rainbow Lighthouse offers lots of space for family picnics. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Shoreline Village and Boardwalk

Since your bike has a basket, pack a picnic to enjoy in the shadow of the Rainbow Lighthouse. I found lots of grass, perfect for an afternoon or evening picnic.

The boardwalk in Shoreline Village is lined with souvenirs shops. It’s a pleasant bike ride for families though watch for bike route signs and walk your bike around the aquarium.

Pelican Pier Carousel

Don’t miss the Pelican Pier Carousel in the arcade. It’s a treasure from 1920 that started on the East Coast with stops in New Hampshire and Missouri before landing on the West Coast. Before Long Beach this carousel delighted kids in Santa Barbara.

Looking for a bit of throw back fun for the kids. Grab some tokens and play the games in the arcade.

Pelican Pier Carousel, what to do in Long Beach with kids.
The Pelican Pier Carousel is a must for the young-at-heart. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

After exploring the Aquarium, the Lighthouse and the Boardwalk. Ride out to Long Beach beaches.

Catch some sun at Long Beach Beaches

Just pass Shoreline Village, families can splash in the water. Since a breakwater protects the Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach beaches are calm compared to other Southern California beaches. Perfect little kids though will fall flat for teens wanting to surf.

Take a Scenic Cruise 

All aboard for family fun so grab a scenic cruise in Long Beach. For animal lovers book a whale watching cruise out of Long Beach. Winter and early spring offer the best chances of seeing a whale.

More Information

For those needing more information I recommend the Moon Travel Guides. I use the following for my travels through California.


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Know Before You Go: 

  • Download the Long Beach Bike Share app before arriving.







Prep and Pack for Jordan

What to wear in Jordan.
Petra’s The Monastery awaits travelers willing to climb 1,000 steps or ride a donkey on a harrowing cliffside ride. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

More than 20 years years ago I added Jordan to my bucket list. Then an email came and suddenly I’m on my way. With just a few weeks to prepare, I had a lot to learn. Though the biggest dilemma was what to wear in Jordan.  I wanted to share what I did and what worked for your first trip to Jordan.

My Jordan Journey

My trip is probably like your trip.

I explored Jordan for 8 days with a full travel day on both ends. I visited Jordan in October though you could use my packing list for spring too. Both are the high seasons for Jordan. With winter’s bitter desert temperatures and summer’s brutal heat, I would avoid those seasons.

I flew into-and-out of Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. During my visit, I explored Jordan’s top attractions.

  • Petra
  • The Dead Sea
  • The Wadi Rum
  • Dana Preserve
  • The Red Sea
  • Jerash’s Roman Ruins
  • The Holy Sites in Jordan

I enjoyed a combination of 4 and 5-star hotels and resorts in Amman, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.

Though in the Wadi Rum I enjoyed some Arabian Glamping. And I spent a night at a world-renowned ecolodge, Feynan Ecolodge, in the Dana Reserve.

Since it was my first trip to the Middle East, I started reading.

Books About Jordan

I’m a reader so I bought some books to prepare for my trip to Jordan. Articles provided useful tidbits though I needed more detailed information.

Lonely Planet Jordan—I’ve used Lonely Planet guides since my first trip to Europe, years ago. I appreciate the honest and useful advice.

I read Lonely Planet Jordan cover-to-cover. Packed with tons of useful information, get the book and read it. All of it.

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East–I will admit it’s been a while since I studied geography so I needed to study up on the Middle East. Sure, I knew the major countries but I didn’t know much else.

Along with the maps of individual countries, I learned about water and oil issues. Jordan is water poor, actually one of the poorest in the world.  So water conservation is important and I kept my showers short.

Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler–An authoritative book that looks at geographic and biblical clues to provide insight into today’s Holy Land. A must for people wanting to visit Jordan’s holy sites.

Since the book overs the entire Middle East, read the introduction and the chapter detailing the sites of Jordan if you’re short on time.

Leap of Faith by Queen Noor–Written by the former Queen of Jordan, an American that married King Hussein, it’s as much a book about recent Middle Eastern history as a book about women’s issues.

Movies to Watch Before Visiting Jordan

An easy and painless way to research for a trip, I watch movies. As a bonus movies add drama and excitement ahead of your trip.

Lawrence of Arabia–Top of the list is the 1963 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. It’s a must. Tells the true story of TE Lawrence, a British soldier dispatched to Arabia to find Prince Faisal. Then leads a group of warring tribes to run the Turks out of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Filmed in Jordan, the shots of the Wadi Rum desert are stunning. Then I downloaded the soundtrack and listened to it during my flight to Jordan.

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade—Another movie to watch before heading to Jordan, especially Petra. Released in 1989, this movie peaked my interest in Jordan as a teen.

I got goose bumps when I walked along Petra’s Siq and a sliver of the Treasury came into view for the first time. Just like the movie and I felt a little like Indiana Jones.

What to Wear in Jordan

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Expect some outdoor adventure while exploring Jordan so I packed rugged outfits that could get dirty without looking dirty. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

I did a little research since it was my first trip to the Middle East. I didn’t want to offend anyone yet I wanted to stay comfortable.

My itinerary included lots of outdoor exploring so I packed for that. Channeling a safari look, I relied on cotton khakis and long-sleeved cotton shirts with a couple of long skirts for dinner.

3 Pairs Cotton Hiking Pants/Cargo Pants–I wore each pair twice, using the dirtiest pants at Petra and the Wadi Rum.

6 Long-Sleeved Cotton Button-up Shirts—Since I was working I needed a polished look. When I packed I rolled up my shirts and didn’t have any wrinkles. I packed several white cotton shirts that pulled double duty, wearing them once paired with maxi shirts for nice dinners. Then I wore again for a full day.

2 Maxi or Boho Skirts—I found a couple of inexpensive skirts that I worn several times for dinner paired with sandals and a woven leather belt.

1 Fleece Pullover—I usually pack one for layering and I used it several times.

1 Down Vest—I wore it in the desert in the evening. Packed it in a compression bag and it didn’t take up much room.

Scarves—I packed several to coordinate with my outfits. I used them for dust and sun protection. Also can be used on your head for walking into mosques.

2 Pairs of Sunglasses—I will break or lose at least one pair on every trip.

1 Foldable Sun Hat—I wore my Scala sunhat constantly.

Shoes for Jordan

Hiking boots—I wore my hiking boots in Petra and anytime I was riding an animal.

Hiking Sandals—I wore my hiking sandals the other days I was exploring. I even wore them into the Dead Sea at the end of our trip. Then I had to put them into a gallon-sized plastic bag for the trip home since they didn’t dry out.

Casual Sandals–I wear sandals comfortable enough to walk in that dress up an outfit too. Here’s my favorite, inexpensive and easy-to-pack.

Flip-flops—I pack them for the pool, spa or campground showers.

What to Wear Swimming in Jordan

I’ll be honest here, I hadn’t even heard of a burkini before this trip (the swimsuit that covers everything for head to toe). Would everyone be wearing one?

My itinerary included excursions to the Dead Sea and the Red Sea so I needed a swimsuit. Since my itinerary was tight, I packed two. I’m glad I did. My first suit didn’t dry out.

Since a float in the Dead Sea is tops for most travelers, I was hesitant with my tankini. I found the Dead Sea area one of the most cosmopolitan parts of Jordan. In fact all I saw were western bathing suits, including bikinis, at the pool and the beachfront.

During my visit, I stayed at the Marriot Dead Sea Resort and Spa and visited the hotel’s beach. I read that the Dead Sea mud might discolor swim suits. It didn’t when I washed my suit with detergent at home as usual. Though I would wear an older suit, just in case.

For the Red Sea I stayed at Kempinski’s Aqaba Hotel and did see several burkinis but saw cheeky bikinis too. I wore another tankini at the pool and a t-shirt dress cover-up through the lobby. I didn’t feel uncomfortable.

Note: While snorkeling in Aqaba our boat captain and crew were wearing western board shorts and tank tops.

Other Important Stuff I packed

My luggage. I prefer to use a carry-on rolling bag but that wasn’t happening for this trip. So I packed up my Ricardo Beverly Hills Carillon 28″ hard-sided wheelie luggage. Though I struggled keeping it under the 50-pound Royal Jordanian luggage weight limit.

Tip: Weigh your toiletry bag and take only the necessities. I had to edit odd-and-ends out of mine.

I use packing cubes to keep myself and my luggage organized. A must since I move hotels everyday on a trip.

My regular backpack acts as a mobile office and holds all my gear, packed with my computer and camera equipment. I don’t want to haul it around all day so I packed a small packable backpack. It’s perfect for day hikes and exploring museums.

What to wear in Jordan for women topped my list of pre-trip jitters. Though it wasn't a big deal and I didn't have to buy a whole new wardrobe. I've got a packing list for what to pack for your first trip to Jordan.

My regular backpack acts as a mobile office and holds all my gear, packed with my computer and camera equipment. I don’t want to haul it around all day so I packed a small packable backpack. It’s perfect for day hikes and exploring museums.

I packed an empty Naglene bottle since I was visiting Bethany-upon-Jordan, the baptism spot of Jesus by John the Baptist. I found a font of clean water and I brought home 16-ounces of River Jordan water for family who requested holy water.

Note: For security purposes, I labeled my water container before I left and packed it into my checked bag.

Jordan Packing Notes

  • After looking over the itinerary, washing out clothes seemed impossible. And washing machines that guests could use are not the norm in the Middle East so I packed a bit heavy.
  • A note here, all adults in Jordan covered their arms and legs, not just the women. So men wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. It’s considered impolite for men to show their furry legs to women.
  • Since I was wearing long sleeves and long pants, I didn’t use much sunscreen. I just sprayed down my ears and neck. Of course, I applied lots for the boat cruise and beach days. I packed two 3-ounce spray containers.

Make an Appointment at Travel Clinic

I looked over the CDC website for Jordan travel information, including required immunizations. My family practitioner advised me to make appointment at a travel clinic.

At the travel clinic, my nurse practitioner advised a Typhoid vaccine, along with hepatitis A and a booster vaccine for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis since it had been five years since my last.

Along with vaccines, she discussed traveler’s diarrhea (TD). She advised I start taking probiotics before and during my trip. I also drank a dose of Emergen-C daily, especially after long international flights. I packed some over-the-counter medications for TD symptoms since it’s the most common illness during travel.

Fear of TD–Traveler’s Diarrhea

I have a fear of TD, who has time for that. I didn’t want to find a Jordanian pharmacy so I packed all the supplies I might need. Here’s what the CDC recommends.

  • Antiacid—like Tums
  • Pepto-BIsmol, tablets
  • Imodium, tablets
  • Oral Rehydration Salts—available at REI
  • Prescription Antibiotics—prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner based on your itinerary.

First Aid Supplies

Accidents happen so pack a basic first aid kit to be prepared, even for minor scrapes and blisters.

  • Pain reliever
  • Motion Sickness pills, like non-drowsy Dramamine
  • Cough Drops
  • Cold Medication—I prefer a separate Day and Night version.
  • Anti-Histamine—like Benadryl
  • Triple antibiotic cream—like Neosporin
  • Anti-Itch Cream
  • Bandages
  • Anti-septic wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Inspect Repellent

Restroom Supplies

When traveling in developing countries, pack some restroom supplies. You will need them outside restaurants and hotels.

  • Toilet paper, off the roll in plastic bag
  • Hand sanitizer–I used two small bottles during my trip.
  • Wipes
  • Bleach wipes

Note: I left all medications in the original container to avoid issues with security or customs.

What to Eat in Jordan

I am a super fan of Greek food and I found similar dishes in Jordan. I enjoy meat though vegetarians have lots of options. Some of my favorites:

  • Hummus
  • Tabbouleh
  • Falafel
  • Moutabel—similar to Baba Ghanoush
  • Manalush—or Arabic Pizza seasoned with Zatar, a thyme and sesame spice blend
  • Shawarma
  • Shish Kebabs—especially in lamb
  • Zarb—Bedouin underground BBQ
  • Baklava—Jordanians include pistachios

Drinking in Jordan

What to wear in Jordan for woman. What to eat in Jordan.
A cocktail by the pool is a must for most vacations though liquor is hard to find in Jordan. Photo Credit: Catherine Parer

Only water that’s labeled drinking water is safe to drink in Jordan. I drank bottled water during my visit.

All of my 4 and 5-star hotel rooms included at least two bottles for drinking and making tea or coffee in the room. The other lodging offered drinking water in carafes or drinking water dispensers.

I always pack my water bottle to refill when I see a fountain. Though in Jordan, I didn’t find a lot of drinking water fountains so fill up at the hotel.

Muslims typically don’t drink so I enjoyed cocktails at hotels that cater to western guests. Even then the hotel bars had a limited selection.

Jordanian Money

The local currency is the Jordanian Dinear (JD). So I learned a lesson here, it’s considered an exotic money and I couldn’t buy any at the JFK airport in New York City. And JFK has a flight leaving for Amman, Jordan, every day.

It requires submitting an order several days in advance for pick-up at JFK’s terminal 4 or ordering a week in advance and shipping the currency to your home or office.

Tourists will need 40JD for the required 30-day tourist visa though I found ATMs inside the Amman International Airport.

During my trip, I used my credit cards and cash equally.


Jordan uses Arabic though I found most Jordanians working with travelers speak English. Most tourist destinations had signs in English.

How to Get to Jordan

I flew Royal Jordanian Airlines from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Though Royal Jordanian flies out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) as well as Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

Royal Jordanian uses Boeing 787 Dreamliners for the 11-hour flight and offers a two-class service, economy and first-class. Dreamliners are the way to go for international travel so it pays to research which routes and carriers use them.

As a former flight attendant, I might be sitting in coach though I want to feel like first class. To do that I pack an in-flight amenity kit.

A Flight Attendant’s Make-at-Home First Class Amenity Kit

  • Compression socks—put them on before your first flight of the day
  • Wipes
  • Bottle of water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand lotion
  • Lip balm/gloss
  • Pain Reliever
  • Sleep Aid
  • Tea Bags
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye patch
  • Deodorant
  • Travel toothbrush and paste
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Hair tie
  • Mascara
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • All over face powder
  • Atomizer with lavender water

I usually wear a large scarf that I use as a thin blanket. Sleeping on airplanes is hard for me so I pack several blow-up pillows with fleece covers. One for my neck and one between my hips and the seat.

Since I travel for work I usually meet a PR representative or tour guide as soon as I disembark. I wear dressy jeans and a casual but comfortable long-sleeve t-shirt, year-round. I hit the restroom as soon as I clear customs and fresh-up.

DIY a Jordan Trip?

I was part of an organized press trip with an English-speaking guide. I would recommend taking a tour and not renting a car and driving yourself around Jordan.

The traffic seemed chaotic at times and I never saw any lanes separating the cars. Rugged landscapes to traverse and road signs in a foreign language seemed like another reason to leave this trip to the professional tour operators.


My trip was sponsored by the North American Jordan Tourism Board in order to promote tourism in Jordan. My opinion are my own.

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75 Must Have Road Trip Snacks

best road trip snacks for kids
Hitting the road on the Great American Road Trip then you need some snacks. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

The Great American Road Trip, it’s part of our culture. We yearn to discover our country much like the first explorers.

We pack up the SUV and hit the road nearly every school break. So what’s the best road trip snack for kids?

Road trip snacks are just as important as the map. My kids, 10, 13 and 15, have road trip snack opinions so I take them shopping. That’s when it gets fun. I say yes to most things. Since it’s just for our road trip.

best road trip snacks for kids
Pack the SUV and don’t forget to pack the snack bag. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Best Road Trip Snacks for Kids

I could tell you I pack the most nutrient-rich, organic items that I can find. But Mom needs a break. I want to be the Fun Mom for our road trip. So I’m packing all the fun snacks, just for vacation. We’ll go back on the nutritious wagon when we get home. Promise.

The Classic Road Trip Snacks

  • Beef Jerky
  • Pringles
  • Cheez-Its
  • Moon pie
  • Twizzlers
  • Cracker Jack
  • Corn nuts
  • Slurpees

Road Tripping Protein 

Sometimes I’m in the middle of a desert and there’s not a place to stop for a meal.

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Yogurt. Don’t forget the spoons or get the tubes.
  • Breakfast in a Pouch, a combination of nuts and fruit in a single-serve pouch
  • Flavored almonds, sweet or salty
  • Hummus
  • Nut butter, peanut, almond or cashew
  • Pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Best Bars for Road Trips

Bars are a must for any car. Stash a few in console compartment, just in case.

  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Fig Newtons
  • Date Bars

Fruit Snacks for Road Trips 

My kids love their fruit but most fresh fruit doesn’t travel well. It really needs a cooler or to be eaten on the first day.

  • A banana or two. Not too many because they bruise.
  • Mandarin oranges or Cuties
  • Apples
  • Fresh Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Fruit leather
  • Freeze-dried fruit– Apples and pears seem to be the winners here.
  • Applesauce pouches
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Dried cherries or apricots
  • Bagged fruit snacks

Got the Ultimate List of Road Trips Snacks. Got something for everyone, including the road tripping purists.


A good source of protein and travels well if individually wrapped. Put it in a cooler during the summer.

  • String cheese
  • Babybel
  • Laughing Cow
  • Individually packaged pieces of cheddar or Colby.

Salty Snacks

I stay away from any snacks that will cover my SUV in cheesy fingerprints.

  • Cracker sandwiches. I get the variety pack to keep everyone happy.
  • Gold Fish. My kids still love these.
  • Pretzels
  • Popped popcorn
  • Chex Mix
  • Bagel chips
  • Potato chips
  • Pita chips

Just for Fun Sweet Treats

  • Cookies, a couple of varieties. I even buy the kind I usually say No to, except chocolate-coated for melty mess reasons.
  • Rice Crispy Treats
  • Graham crackers
  • Gummy anything
  • Animal crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Trail Mix
  • Muddy Buddies Mix

Road Trip Snack Bag Must Haves 

  • Paper towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Disposable silverware
  • Ziploc bags, quarts and gallon size
  • Clothes pins or Chip Clips
  • Refillable water bottles

Snacks for Mom

I do the majority of the driving on our road trips so I have my own snacks in the front seat since my kids will eat everything within their reach.

  • Sweet and salty nuts
  • Good crackers
  • Edamame
  • Bean Chips, like the SnapPeas Crisps
  • Good Cheese
  • Bottled cold coffee drinks
  • Canned sparkling water
  • Gum
  • Sweet tarts or other really tart candy

I also pack treats that wake up my mouth so I can stay alert. After a few hours on the road I like to chew gum. I have a roll of Sweet Tarts or other candy that’s really tart. I alternate unsweet ice tea or iced coffee and sparkling water.

What About Dad?

Dads want a break from the daily obligations of parenting too. So let him eat junk, just for the trip.

  • Pork Rinds
  • Bugles
  • Pistachios, just give him something for the shells
  • Sunflower seeds, same
  • Gas station hotdog
  • Slim Jim
  • Hot Fries
  • Hostess Cupcakes
  • Twinkies
  • Fried Pies
  • Antacid
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Grab a reusable bag and pack it full of your favorites. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Tips for Road Trip Snacking

First off, I make it easy and fun. I forget about the cute little containers I saw on Pinterest. Let’s get real for a minute, what am I supposed to do with all those containers on the second day of our trip?

I skip the plastic containers and especially the glass Mason jars. I buy individual serving sizes so I grab all the trash from the back seat when I stop for gas. Don’t think I’m the only one with messy kids.

Then I load everything up in one of my reusable shopping bags. Since it’s soft-sided, I can stash the bag in another place if needed.

Since it’s vacation my kids get what they want, except for chocolate, a giant barrel of cheez balls and Capri Suns. The chocolate and the cheez balls for obvious messy reasons.

Let me tell you a story from the summer of 2010, a Capri Sun gunfight broke out in the backseat of my Toyota 4 Runner. I didn’t know that my boys could turn drink pouches into sticky sweet weapons. They did and they had a great time. Now Capri Suns are permanently banned from my SUV.

The snack bag is another passenger and has its own spot in the the back seat. My 15-year-old daughter is in charge of the snack bag in route. As the driver I need to stay focused on driving. That and I don’t have time for any snack squabbles that break out.

I really have two snack bags. One with the kids and one hidden in the back of the SUV. I use as it as back stock. If if give all the snacks to my kids at once, they would eat everything like a pack of puppies.

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments.