Travel Safely In a Changing World

Travel Safely In a Changing World

The past couple of months have been hard on all of us and with things slowly starting to open, everyone wants out.

I am one of those people, but in this changing world I know we are not going to be able to go on vacation like we planned this summer.

Just like I have the past few months, I am going to make it work and turn our vacation into a safecation.

If you are considering traveling this summer, I put together some tips on how to travel safely and responsibly.

1. Be Smart

Is the virus spreading where you’re going? If not what about your community? If the number is high you may want to consider not going to avoid spread.

2. Rent Instead of Hotel

Find a place that is a 2-3 hour drive and consider renting a house or campsite instead of a hotel. With renting or camping, you have control of what you want, the more secluded the better. AirBnB is a great place to start.

Our AirBnB in Granville, NY.

A few years ago my girlfriends and I had our annual girls trip at a fantastic AirBnB. It had everything you could want and we never needed to leave! I plan to go back this year with my family. It has a pool, pond and beautiful scenery. It also has a kitchen for us to bring our own food and cook.

3. Pack Your Own Snacks

Making stops along the way for gas, food, or bathroom breaks can put you and your family at risk. Pack your own snacks or consider pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.

4. Stay Clean

Pack hand sanitzer, handsoap and face masks for when you need to stop for gas and bathroom breaks. Also pack disinfectent spray and wipes so you can wipe down surfaces as soon as you reach your desitnation.

5. Get Creative

Create a theme for where you’re going. Just because resorts or theme parks are not an option right now, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

We are planning to do Christmas in July, we will put up a tree, wrap some gifts and sing Christmas Carols in the pool.

These are just some simple tips I will be planning to use when we travel in a few weeks. For more information on how to stay safe while traveling, visit Center For Disease Control.

Strawberry Pop-tart Ice Cream Pops

Strawberry Pop-tart Ice Cream Pops

I’m on a strawberry kick, but what’s a better fruit to be loving during summer?

A few blog posts back, I shared how to a make Strawberry Dalgona Drink and since I couldn’t get enough, I decided to make these delicious and creamy popsicles.

What happens when you mix your favorite breakfast and your favorite dessert together? Pop-tart ice cream!

When you make this easy recipe, you can store it in a container and scoop it out like traditional ice cream, or you can make fun popsicles like I did!

These popsicle molds are adorable and the perfect size for little ones hands.

Since my Strawberry Dalgona drink was a hit, I decided to make something else using the same recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Nesquik Strawberry Powder Mix
  • Strawberry flavored Pop-tarts
  • Fresh Strawberries

Directions:

  • Make strawberry whipped cream, refer to my Strawberry Dalgona Drink post on how to make it.
  • Crush Pop tarts and cut up strawberries into small pieces.
  • Sprinkle pop tart crumbles and strawberries into popsicle molds.
  • Pour strawberry whipped cream into molds.
  • If you are doing traditional ice cream, pour whipped cream in a bread pan and mix in pop-tart crumbles and strawberries until even.
  • Freeze for 6-8 hours.

Time to enjoy! I promise you will want more than one and making this recipe more than once this summer. It is the perfect sweet and refreshing treat.

Strawberry Pop-tart Ice Cream Pops

What happens when you mix your favorite breakfast and your favorite dessert together? Pop-tart ice cream!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Popsicle molds
  • Bread pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs Nesquik Strawberry Powder mix
  • 1 cup crumbled strawberry Pop-tarts
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries cut up

Instructions
 

  • Make strawberry whipped cream Strawberry Dalgona Drink Mix
  • Sprinkle crumbled pop-tarts and strawberries in popsicle mold
  • Pour strawberry whipped cream into popsicle mold
  • If using a bread pan, pour whipped cream and mix in pop-tarts and strawberries until well blended.
  • Freeze 6-8 hours.
Whipped Strawberry Dalgona Drink

Whipped Strawberry Dalgona Drink

I was provided a free product in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

This 3 ingredient smooth drink is the perfect after dinner treat! It’s so simple you will want to make yourself one every day.

I may be outnumbered on this but I did not jump on the Dalgona coffee bandwagon.

The idea is brilliant, I’m just not a huge coffee drinker (thanks pregnancy aversions).

What I am all about is this whipped strawberry Dalgona drink! It only takes minutes to make and it is delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs Nesquik strawberry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Another 2 tbs Nesquik strawberry milk powder
  • 8 oz. of milk
  • Fresh strawberries and chocolate chips are optional for topping

Using a milk frother, mix 2 tbs of Nesquik and whipping cream.

I prefer this milk frother from Zulay Kitchen. It is powerful and quickly whips!

Next, in a glass cup or mason jar, mix the other 2 tbs of Nesquik and your milk of choice.

Top strawberry milk with the strawberry whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips.

And just like that you have a delicious treat! Send your kids to the icecream truck and enjoy this yourself!

Keep a close eye on it, you don’t know who may swipe it up when you’re not looking!

Strawberry Whipped Dalgona Drink

Strawberry Whipped Dalgona Drink

Equipment

  • Milk Frother

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbs Nesquik Strawberry Milk Powder
  • 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs Nesquik Strawberry Milk Powder
  • 8 oz Milk
  • Fresh strawberries as garnish
  • chocolate chips as garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using milk frother, mix 2 tbs of Nesquik powder and heavy whipping cream until light and fluffy.
  • In a drinking glass or mason jar, mix the other 2 tbs of Nesquik powder and milk until fully blended.
  • Pour strawberry whipped cream on top of strawberry milk.
  • Top with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips
Ocean Beach Float Recipe

Ocean Beach Float Recipe

This fun summer drink is filled with a burst of fruity fizz with notes of smooth and creamy vanilla. The perfect drink to have after a day of soaking up the sun!

I am sure you are already thinking of what summer cocktails you will be having this summer, but what about for your little ones?

Whip up this delicious ocean beach float for them and watch them smile from ear to ear.

Ingredients are simple, you will need:

  • Kool-Aid Blue Raspberry liquid drink mix
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Teddy Grahams crackers
  • Swedish Fish Candy (assorted colors)
  • LaCroix sparking water (flavor of choice
  • Drink umbrellas for decoration

Instructions:

  • Fill glass jar right before the rim with soda.
  • Depending on size of glass, add drops of Kool-Aid drink mix. (Directions on bottle will tell you how many drops to use.
  • Very gently stir to mix flavor, you don’t want to flatten the drink.
  • Take one scoop of vanilla ice cream and place of top of drink.
  • Add your garnishes of Swedish fish, Teddy Grahams and umbrella!

Feel free to make this an adult drink by using MiO Energy drink mix in Wicked Blue. It has caffeine so you can keep up with the kids all day long!

If you want an even more adult beverage, add your favorite vodka or rum, I had it with rum and it was delicious!

Hopefully your summer days will be filled with sunshine, sprinklers and hotdogs, it is some something we all deserve this season!

Cheers!

For more summer activities and ideas be sure to scroll below and check out some other of my blogger friends I’ve teamed up with!

Easy Homemade Bubble Solution With 3 Ingredients– Our Tiny Nest

No Mess Watercolor Painting– The Very Best Baby Stuff

Activities for Kids on Sunny or Rainy Days – Caitlin Houston Blog

Yummy Homemade Popsicles – Christina On the Daily

Activities For Kids in the Summer– Aratari At Home

Peach and Arugala Salad Flatbread – Home With The Wileys