School is out and summer is the time when families hit the road together for that memorable family vacation. As you plan your road trip and route your destinations, make sure your car has the appropriate first-aid and emergency kit contents and do a maintenance double check to ensure your car is in tip-top shape for the open road.
Ever since I was little, I have always looked forward to vacationing with family and friends. Growing up, we took a lot of road trips because we lived in a very central location to many awesome places. Sure, flights will get you to your destination in a more convenient and sometimes cheaper way, but road trips are a perfect family bonding experience. Check out three road trips across America that you should take with your kids before they are too old to enjoy playing “I Spy” in the car.
Washington D.C. is the perfect road trip for kids because it combines learning with fun. There is an abundance of museums, monuments, attractions and sporting events available in D.C. for your whole family to enjoy. There are so many kid-friendly attractions that offer hands-on experiences.
What to See and Do: Smithsonian Museums, American Art Museum, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, The National Zoo, The National Archives, The International Spy Museum
Road Trip to the Coasts
I have very fond memories of enjoying summers at the beach. Whether you decide to road trip it to Florida, the Carolinas, or California, you are bound to have some fun in the sun. The great thing about going to the beach is that they are in abundance across the U.S. so you can choose the one closest to you. Just grab your swimsuit, sunscreen and sunglasses and be a beach bum with your family!
What to See and Do: the ocean, mini-golf, outlet shopping, ice cream shops, the pool, seafood restaurants, ocean activities: parasailing, kayaking, banana boat rides, scuba diving, dolphin watching
Disney World or Disneyland
Who doesn’t love Mickey and Minnie? While you can enjoy Disney at any age, there’s nothing like seeing your child’s face light up when they see their favorite Disney character in person. Visiting Disney World and Disneyland can be quite an expensive trip, so opting for a road trip instead of flying can save you a lot of money and help you cut some expenses. The Disney experience is a trip that your family will never forget!
What to See and Do: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, character experiences, water parks, restaurants, shows, parades.
Be Sure to Prepare
So, in order to make a road trip successful, proper planning ahead and smart packing is important. Because you will be spending a lot of time in your car with your family, you should bring safety items like an emergency kit as well as snacks, blankets, and items to keep your kids entertained. You should make sure that your kit includes first aid items as well as items like a flashlight, whistle, and jumper cables as well as a spare tire in case your car breaks down.
Rest and Relaxation v. Drowsy Driving
Be sure that you get proper rest before getting on the road, because long periods of driving can cause you to be drowsy. Also, try to make sure there is as least one person awake with the driver to keep their mind occupied to stay safe and prevent accidents. A good option to have in your car is an alertme “stay awake” device that can help alert you if you dose off. The alertme is also included in some of the kits.
Now that you’re fully prepared and inspired to take the road trip your kids will be talking about for years, take a photo of your family with your resqme tool, use #resqme, and show us what’s on your keychain!
Happy road tripping!
Author: Samantha Tung handles online media relations for Caliber Collision. She regularly produces content for a variety of lifestyle and automotive blogs, and in her spare time, she enjoys taking road trips and traveling.
World Cancer Day (February 4) is dedicated to awareness and education regarding cancer in the hope it can save lives and stimulate action. According to worldcancerday.org, it “is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.”
Since 2009, resqme, Inc. has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to directly fund mammograms and research for the cure through the sale of its pink resqme tool.
The pink resqme tool not only helps fund breast cancer charities, it also increases the safety of motorists on the road in case of an emergency.
Consider the pink resqme tool on World Cancer Day and together we can save more lives.
Question: Does the resqme tool work on all car windows?
Answer: The resqme tool is effective only against clear and tinted tempered glass. Tempered glass is commonly used in rear and side car windows. The resqme tool does NOT work on laminated glass. Laminated windows which are typically used for windshields can also be found on some car models. To check to see what your side windows are made of, locate the sticker on your side windows to see if it is designated as “Tempered” glass. If you are unable to locate the sticker or the information is not understandable, please call your car manufacturer. You can find a list of some vehicles equipped with laminated windows in the US at: http://www.epgaa.com/applications/index.asp. This list is not comprehensive so we recommend contacting your car manufacturer directly.
Since the type of glass on car windows vary between car manufacturers, it is important to know what type is on your vehicle. For further information on what laminated glass windows are, please visit wiseGeek.
-The resqme team
The resqme team spent last weekend in Las Vegas at the annual SEMA Show. resqme, Inc. exhibited for the first time at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) from November 5-8, 2013. The SEMA Show is the “the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world” and resqme, Inc. was eager to feature the resqme tool’s capabilities with live demonstrations.
First day was spent unpacking and getting the booth and location ready. Busy but quiet day before the show!
The resqme team on the first few days at the booth meeting other exhibitors and potential clients. From left to right: Kevin, Veronique-Director of Sales, Sonia-Social Media Consultant, France-Sales Account Manager, Laurent-President and Founder.
Laurent met up with long-time client, Masami Akiyama, Owner of GM Company Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.
Laurent also met up with Christophe Bares, President of Billat, a French company specializing in automotive accessories and who helps distribute the resqme tool.
As part of the booth exhibition throughout the week at SEMA Show 2013, the resqme, Inc. team encouraged participants to demo the resqme tool. Check out our Facebook page to watch the demos or click on each video below.
We also had Ronnie Harris aka Madd Dogg for VegasAllNetRadio.com stop by the booth and shoot a demo video with France, our Sales Account Manager.
Towards the end of the week, Enrick, our Director of Operations, joined us for SEMA Show 2013.
From left to right: Laurent-Founder and President, Veronique-Director of Sales, France-Sales Account Manager, Enrick-Director of Operations, and Sonia-Social Media Consultant.
It was a fun show and it was great to meet new clients and other exhibitors. Thanks to everyone and especially the resqme team for a job well done!
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-The resqme team
resqme, Inc. is proud to work with United Hatzalah of Israel. This past August, resqme, Inc. made a donation of 2400 resqme tools to United Hatzalah of Israel, the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization in Israel. The goal of United Hatzalah is to reduce emergency response time and save as many lives as they can.
Recently, resqme, Inc. Founder and President, Laurent Colasse, after viewing a CNN segment on United Hatzalah, decided he could help by sending resqme tools to be used by volunteer first responders. Colasse, motivated by a need to help save lives, contacted United Hatzalah and offered the resqme tools. Colasse is dedicated to helping saves lives around the world and hopes the resqme tool can help United Hatzalah volunteers “when seconds count…” Response time is key in saving lives and the faster help arrives, the better the chances for those in need. resqme, Inc., as part of the Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel network is proud to support their mission: To save as many lives as possible.
United Hatzalah founder, Eli Beer, realizing that Israel did not have a conventional centralized first responder network hoped to incorporate the Hatzalah model already established in the United States by the Hasidic Jewish community in New York. Hatzalah means “rescue” or “relief” in Hebrew. Founded in 2006, United Hatzalah is now comprised of over 2000 volunteers who are either EMTs, paramedics, or doctors who are able to respond in under three minutes to any medical emergency in their immediate area. Today, United Hatzalah helps to break down barriers within Israeli society as Jewish and non-Jewish, male and female, religious and secular, work together to save as many lives as they can.
United Hatzalah of Israel, using “a proprietary GPS based deployment technology identifies the most qualified and closest volunteer to an emergency, maximizing efficient allocation of resources and minimizing response times. Fully equipped ambucycles travel nimbly through traffic, narrow alleys and obstructed roadways to bring all the necessary medical equipment an ambulance carries to the scene of an emergency.” Last year alone, United Hatzalah “treated 207,000 people–more than 42,000 of them in life-threatening conditions,” says Beer. “We got there in under three minutes and made a huge difference.”
Laurent Colasse and resqme, Inc. hope the resqme tools will aid United Hatzalah as part of their lifesaving efforts. Making a difference can start with just one person volunteering to help. To learn more about United Hatzalah, please visit here.
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