road-survival-guideWith family spread across several states, we are on the road at some point for pretty much every holiday. This Christmas we traveled to Ohio and had two of the worst road trips in the history of our family. Think sick children, terrible weather, an eight hour drive taking ten hours and a parking ticket when we finally found a place to stop for dinner.

Pretty bad, eh? And that was just the way TO Ohio!

On the way home, we left 12 hours earlier than expected (8pm Christmas night rather than 8am on the 26th) to beat the winter storm that was forecast to swath our entire route. Luckily, we did beat the storm and made it home safe and sound by 4:30am.

Needless to say, we’d be thrilled if a fellow traveler ever offered us a Road Trip Survival Pack along the lines of what we’re planning to hand out at rest stops on our next holiday road trip. This time our destination is much closer and since we’ll be making the trek in our loaner–and totally decked out!– GMC Terrain Denali, I know it’s going to much more comfortable as well.

We’re so excited to be part of the collaboration between The DC Moms and GM Northeast to help spread some holiday kindness during this heavy travel season and I can’t wait to report back about our experience with the Denali and how our kindness is received.

Disclosure: The GM Northeast Team loaned me the GMC Terrain Denali (with a full tank of gas) to drive for about a week and is providing funds for our acts of holiday kindness. I was not compensated in any other manner, and all opinions are completely my own.

Aimee blogs about her crazy life at Smiling Mama and about family-friendly activities in Prince George’s County, MD at Out by Ten.