We love to take a road trip and as I’ve just been on one down to Cornwall, (Hi from my beach cottage!) I felt I’d share my experience. I’m nearly 30 and have never been to Cornwall so as a family getaway we rented a cottage in Bude near Widemouth Bay.
We have been on a string of driving adventures (including a spontaneous
drive to Paris for the Tour De France) and my Nick is the main driver
with me the navigator and food provider. I lost y driving license I’m
2012 after being diagnosed with Epilepsy which as you can imagine was
rather frustrating, but soon after Nick passed his test and the rest is
We were actually heading straight from Cornwall to catch a flight
abroad, so two holidays back to back… You should of seen the car it
was rammed to the roof of stuff so leg room was limited to say the
One thing I can’t stand about road trips (apart from limited leg room)
is driving through a mass amount of smells… And not good ones. I
always find you will get tyre smells, cow presents and hot bodies after
being in the car too long. Yuck.
For this journey my lovely friends at Febreze sent us a car air fresher
to see if it made our trip better. Now before I go any further I’d like
to point out hat normally I can’t stand car freshness as they always
smell the equivalent of a bad perfume or aftershave, which both
ultimately leave me feeling sick and with. Headache… Not ideal if
travelling for hours in confined space.
The one Febreze sent us was called blossom & breeze. It’s quite small in size and slides onto the chosen air vent of your choice. Very light smell that isn’t over powering and certainly helps keep the car smelling fresh for a long journey.
Preparing for a roadtrip
If you’re driving somewhere for a vast amount of time chances are boredom is going to set in. If it’s only two of you then you can’t nod off, (been told that’s not fair) you have to keep the driver entertained and trucking on.
Top tips for the passenger
Bottles of water
Percy pigs (other sweets are optional but you can’t beat a Percy Pig)
Cheesy driving tunes
Wear comfy joggers
Iced coffee (you will often need a coffee stop along the way)
A map just in case the SAT NAV dies or has a paddy
Phone charger as these tap dancing phones never seem to last
Some easy engaging driving gaps… eye spy
As part of the Febreze #drivehappy campaign I’m doing a
giveaway for you lucky readers… a whole year’s supply of Febreze CAR!
For a chance to win all you need to do is watch the youtube video below and answer the following question…
Where was the final stop on the Febreze Roadtrip?
Simply post your answer by posting a comment below along with you twitter handle after you follow @missanniebean.
CLOSING DATE 30th September 2014
Happy road tripping!