Posted in Travel, Tutorial

How to Survive Long Car Rides (yes, it’s possible)

Hi there!! Since Summer is almost upon us, I know that means vacation season is upon us as well. My family almost always travels by car (I’ve even traveled as many as twenty hours in the car at one time!).

I wanted to share some of the ways I survive long car rides. Honestly, I am pretty content in the car and don’t mind long car rides so I don’t get bored very easily, but I still need ways to spend my time. Here some of my tips:

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Car Games. Car games can make or break a trip. It gives you a chance to bond with people on the trip and also is an entertaining way to pass time.

In my family, our favorites are hangman, card games (Uno, Spot it!, Bingo) and never have I ever.

I also found this post on fun car games. I can’t wait to try some of these with my family!!

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Prep your devices. If you have access services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Podcasts, a Kindle, your local library, or Spotify (I’m sure there are others), you can download movies, books, music and podcasts to use without internet connection. Some of these cost money but others are free. They save tons of space and data. This is a great and easy way to get entertainment for the road.

#3

Snacks. Food makes everything better!! I like to bring snacks that I don’t get as often. I also like things that are refreshing. Things like fruits and nuts are perfect because they will fill you up but won’t make you feel over-full inside. Dried fruit or fruit squeezes are good alternative if you can’t take fresh, perishable fruit along. Granola bars are compact, easy to bring, and tasty but can feel heavy on your stomach.

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I don’t recommend bringing spicy foods, like Takis, unless you are accustomed to fire in your throat. You’ll guzzle down a ton of water (that’s the reason my family one time had to make two bathroom stops on a two and half hour-long car ride, when we could otherwise go without any). In addition, salty foods will make you dehydrated faster so beware of them.

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Drinking water will help keep you from headaches and dehydration during a road trip but drink strategically to avoid unnecessary stops. To save space you can pack a reusable water bottle and fill it up at rest stops.

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Be comfy. Wear something that you’ll be comfortable in. Layers are your best friend because depending on how you are feeling you can take something off or put something on. Nothing will make the ride more uncomfortable the tight jeans and a thick sweater in sweltering heat (or tight jeans at any time!).

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Keep lotion, chap stick, hand sanitizer, and diaper wipes nearby during the trip so you don’t feel disgusting in the car.

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Prep for sleep. If worst comes to worst and you are bored out of your mind, sleep is your best option. It is not impossible to obtain. The biggest thing is comfort, make sure you are wearing comfy clothes (mentioned in #4) and you have a pillow and/or blanket to keep you cozy. If light bothers you wear a sleeping mask. If you can’t stand the noise put in some ear plugs (seriously, these things are AMAZING). Figure out what helps you sleep so catching some zzzs is easier on the road.

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Look out the window. Watch the countryside (or interstate) fly by. I like to do this because it is so relaxing and I find it all around interesting. I’ve heard it helps with car sickness as well.

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I honestly loved writing this. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it helpful :D. Let me know your tips for surviving long car rides down in the comments.

What is the longest car ride you’ve been on?

Have an awesome week!

-Rebekah

Posted in DIYs, Tutorial

WordPress Tutorial- How to Recover a Draft

Hey everybody! Today I’m going to be sharing with you a WordPress tutorial on how to recover a previous draft of a post. I was mind blown when I figured this out. Before I show you, let me share with you some commentary. I wrote this, back when I thought I had lost the premiere of After Camp. Little disclaimer, sometimes I’m pretty weird, this is an example of that 😉 Also, it may be a bit confusing, I had just typed it in one sitting  and I haven’t changed it since then (except to fix grammatical errors) Without more rambling to interrupt, start reading:

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Hi. I know I was supposed to post over the weekend but I was busy. This isn’t an apology post though, well it sort of is. This is just me. Talking. So I was really busy doing a lot of super fun stuff. I had an awesome swim meet yesterday (we won!) and I went to a trampoline park with some friends Saturday! I was planning on sitting down and writing out part two of After Camp tonight (Monday) and having it posted by tomorrow and that’s when things got ugly. I was already a little angry at myself for not keeping to my time commitment to blogging, but I  thought “I’m not that far behind I can still catch up.”

As some of you may know there is a WordPress app. I use it a lot to reply to comments and read other people’s posts but I don’t write posts on it a lot. So over the weekend I was at a friend’s house and they were watching a movie that I didn’t want to watch so I thought, “Hey! Perfect time to blog on my iPod.” So I went to the draft I had started a few days before and started writing.

Today when I read through it and I saw that it said people had commented on it and for a second I was worried that I had accidentally posted it. I took a closer look only to realize that the comments where the ones from the premiere of After Camp. When I was scrolling I realized that the premiere of  After Camp didn’t pop up any where, my blog home, reader, or on any device. I looked through my trash folder and it looks as though it has vanished. I don’t know how or when, this was about twenty minuets ago.(This was actually January 11th) None of my real life blogger friends answered my calls and I talked to some of my friends but they don’t really understand. So then I sat down and wrote this whole post. Straight. If you’ve read the whole thing congrats! This probably isn’t what anyone really wants to read, I don’t know if I’ll even post this. I probably will. So I just want to say thank you to all of you. You probably don’t know this, but in life I get pretty stressed and though I love blogging it also stresses me out. So yup that’s basically this post. Does any one know how to fix this?

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If I had known this feature on WordPress, well I probably wouldn’t have been so stressed 😉 So, if you ever have this problem. You can look at this post for help on how to fix it. Let’s get started.

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So first, go to WordPress admin and click on posts (the little tack thingy) click into the post you want to work on.

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Scroll down to the bottom where it says revisions click on it so that all the copies pop up. Click in blue the one you want (this may require trial and error if you are not exactly sure which one you need)

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Click the blue button to restore that revision. You can scroll through to read the post. There is no way to see the pictures unless you restore it, but you can restore different copies as many times as you want.

 

Have you ever had this problem? If so, let me know how you fixed it. That’s it for this post. I hope you found it helpful. If you like this type of posts or would like to see more, comment below. Did that sound like a robot? I don’t know, it sort of did to me! How should I end this post? Have a wonderful day!

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These secret messages are so much fun, but I never know what to put in them 😉

Happy Thursday 😀