If you're road-tripping for the holidays to visit family or take a fall or winter vacation, gear up for comfort and safety

Leaf peeping in New England, motoring over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving and that ski trip on Winter break -- all might require long drives in the trusty automobile. We drove from Austin, TX to see our family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania more than a few times and it can be quite a journey, especially with a parrot and dog along.  We always make sure we have everything we need to make our trip easier and as safe as possible with this gear. Pick up our suggestions for your next big road trip. 

 

CrashSafe 6-in-1 car safety device

                                          

This handy device  easily plugs into your car’s power port or cigarette lighter. If you get stranded this small unit can become a car phone charger and portable power bank. You can also use the LED light as a flashlight or as a flashing red emergency beacon. It also can be used as a seat belt cutter and window breaker to help you get out of a crash situation. ($49)

                                                                 Don't lose your keys

                                    

This compact key holder  ensures you’ll never lose your keys again. It keeps up to ten  keys folded up like a Swiss Army knife and comes with Tile Smart Technology so you can find your keys with an app. It includes a flashlight and bottle opener and can help you find your phone with just a press of a button.  ($50 at 17% off)

 

Dash Cam dashboard recording camera with sensor, GPS, night vision and parking monitor.  

This compact dash cam tracks every trip you take and supports both IOS and Android systems so you can view and download video in real time. It’s concealed behind the rearview mirror so no one can see you recording. Why get a dash cam? Document an accident, record a traffic stop, keep an eye on your car while you’re in a store or sleeping and keep track of new teenage drivers. ($70)

Car Trunk Organizer

Don’t just throw stuff into the truck or back of the SUV.  This organizer includes an insulated cooler bag, 12 pockets and adjustable compartments for all your snacks, drinks, shoes, tools and more. ($38)

Car Power Inverter

                                        

There’s one power source, but 4 people who need to charge their laptop, iPad, phone and game console. This Premium 200w power inverter has 4 USB Ports and 2 AC outlets and is only just about the size of a passport. It also has a built-in fuse to protect your device and the safe charging design provides protection against, overheating, under and over voltage charging, short circuiting, overloads, and overcharging. ($22)

Car backseat organizer

                                                   

Traveling with kids? This organizer holds drinks, snacks, books  and a tablet. Use it for kids as car seat back cover, car storage organizer, kick guard, car toy organizer or seat back protector. Clear touch-screen viewer window of a tablet pocket keeps kids and back seat passengers entertained, hands-off and hands-free. ($13)

Get on the highway and explore!

RForrest is a big consumer of all the latest gadgets and cool gimcracks and doodads that help make her life easier,and hopefully yours, too.

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