road tripRoad trips with children are notorious for being less than fun and generations of parents can tell you exactly why. But with the right preparation, a road trip can actually be a good time. Of course, the smartest way to ensure that is to keep a small road trip pack on hand at all times in the car. This way if a short day trip becomes a longer one thanks to traffic or unforeseen issues, you are prepared. 

But what can you keep in the car to make even a medium-sized drive with kids bearable? You'd be surprised. Here are seven different items that can be kept in the car at all times for impromptu road trips and any other time.

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