Road Trip Vacations: Tips and More

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If you are like me and most people, traveling by air is not ideal during this pandemic. This does not mean you cannot take a vacation though. There is an old-school road trip way to travel our beautiful country. But we have lost the art of traveling by car to destinations.

Is it Safe to Travel Where I am Going?

Before anything else, check out just how widespread the Corona Virus is spreading on your stops and your final; destination. Check out the CDC website regarding hot spots and for general information. See here: CDC Consideration For Travelers. Of course, it is wise to practice social distancing and wear masks when you interact with people on the road trip.

This blog post will give you tips and pointers on what to pack and especially how to stay safe while traveling. Your car is like a mini-bubble for you and your family so let’s get right to the information. This is not theoretical as my wife and I drove from Chicago to Maine with stops in Niagara Falls and Vermont.

We had a fantastic time as the scenery was gorgeous and my wife brought along dozens of old CDs that we had not listened to in years. I did the driving while she played DJ. We both sang off-key in uncaring disharmony.

What to pack?

Obviously a lot depends on how far you plan to travel, but below is a brief list on what to pack. The further you drive, the more snacks and food you need to take, but there are always grocery stores along the way if you get off the Interstate and head into a local town. This is also a lot of fun.

Cooler with plenty of ice – A cooler is essential for packing water, ice tea, sandwiches, fruit, etc. Because of Covid-19, even if restaurants are open along the way, we do not recommend you patronize the establishments. So take plenty of food and liquids.

The Ultimate On-the-go Anti-bacterial 16pc Sanitizer Kit, which includes:

If you’ve been on the hunt for PPE Products then look no further than the On-the-go Anti-bacterial and Sanitizing Kit! This is the most affordable disinfectant kit on the market, that will protect you from harmful germs during this stressful time – on and off the road! (Plus, each of these items are available individually at PulseTV.com)

Blanket – When the Interstate system was created in the 1950s, rest stops became a thing because small towns were bypassed. There are many tremendous rest areas that you can have a picnic for lunch and dinner and enjoy the trees. Of course, rest areas all have bathrooms. This often creates an even more refreshing pause.

6ft Braided 3-in-1 Multi Charging Cord: Android and iPhone-ReadyYou do not want to be stranded without power to your phone. This USB charging cord has 3 different cable types at the end of it which include a micro USB, type-C and iPhone lightning cable. You can charge up to 3 devices at once including your iPad, smartphone, tablet and many other devices!

Towel – Always comes in handy at a rest area or in the car. If you have children with you, pack a few more!

Foldable Tortoise Shell Sunglasses with Travel Case or BLACK Wayfarer Style Glasses w/ CaseWhether you are driving or a passenger while traveling on the road, driving during a clear, hot summer day can fatigue your eyes and you need some UV protection.

Plastic utensils – Ever try eating potato salad or coleslaw with your fingers? I did this once and never again.

Sonorous Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerWhen you make your stop at a rest area and are having a picnic, you will appreciate a portable speaker to enhance your entertainment. It delivers powerful HD sound at an affordable price. This high-end portable speaker will stream all of your favorite music and features an LED ring that dances along to the beat!

Napkins – This will save you wiping your hands on your shirt!

Farpoint 1500LM Rechargeable Flashlight and Power BankFrom searching for something around or under the car, to exploring some of the local plants, insects, and animals at a rest stop. Plus if you have car issues or a flat tire, a good flashlight can make a roadside repair go much smoother.

Plastic Bags – Nothing is worse than treating your car as a garbage dump while on a road trip. Have plenty of those plastic bags you get at your local grocery store and a couple of garbage bags for good measure. You will be glad you packed these.

10000mAh Power Bank with Digital LED DisplayA blown fuse, loose wire, or even a penny falling into the socket can render your car’s DC outlet useless. A good power bank not only greatly increase your safety on the road but you’ll also keep your passengers from fighting over the limited number of outlets in the car.

Umbrella – Chances are good that while you might take off when it is a sun-filled day, at least once or twice on this road trip you are going to get caught in the rain.

OK, so now you are packed and there is more to a successful trip than what you bring with you. A road trip is different than hopping on a plane and getting to your destination. A road trip has the added benefit of the journey itself can be joyful. It is critical to a successful trip to relax.

We live in a world filled with speed. A road trip is a way to slow down and enjoy the sites along the way. Do not be in such a hurry that you miss the grandeur of our great nation. Pay attention to signs that point out interesting diversions. Iy could be a museum. A historic site. A sprawling lake…or the world’s largest ball of twine (yes this does exist!).

Taking your time along the way allows you to distress. Get out of the car and stretch at rest areas. We took a Frisbee and after picnics at rest areas, we got some much-needed exercise throwing the disk. It’s always good to get the blood running through your legs.

My wife and I stopped at Lake George in NY and watched the boats and spoke with several locals. In Vermont, we took a tour of a working farm and bought cheese made right on the premises. Road trips are a tremendous opportunity to meet locals. You will find nearly all of them generous with advice on what to do and where to go.

In fact, meeting locals on a road trip is one of the great experiences you can have before you even get to your final destination.

Take Photos

Since 2007 when the iPhone came onto the market, cameras on phones have become better and better. Take plenty of photos because each one is a memory you will cherish for years to come.

When my wife and I got to Maine, we stayed at different Bed & Breakfast establishments. If we were younger, we would have camped out which is even a better strategy to combat Coronavirus. Staying outdoors is advisable whenever you can.

One thing I forgot to mention. There are so many names of towns that are unusual. Use Google to search for the origin of the towns. Finding the answer is like a history lesson and this adds some spice to the drive.

Remember…Stay Safe

I am going to end this blog post like it began; with a plea to practice safety first. Most of this time it means to wash your hands, apply plenty of hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing.

Now, hit the road Jack!

The Best Hand Sanitizer – IN STOCK NOW!

The last few months have been harrowing to say the least. And now with states opening back up it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still a serious concern.

In these uncertain times, hand sanitizer for coronavirus survival is a MUST! And that hand sanitizer is… Purifize.

You may be wondering, what makes it an effective hand sanitizer? That’s simple! Purifize was created to be better than other cleaners or sanitizers on the market. Its 75% plant based alcohol content by volume will disinfect and kill germs, viruses and bacteria, not only on your hands but surfaces as well. It exceeds CDC recommendations and is FDA approved. And it’s MADE IN THE USA! It’s quality and effectiveness all in one bottle.

Purifize is available in several different volumes depending on how much you need. From 2oz bottles for those on the go to 1 gallon jugs for use at home, work, and more, Purifize is always ready to clean it like it means it!

3-PK of Purifize 2oz Hand Sanitizer – No doubt one of the best things you can do to curb the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses is to wash your hands. But when you are on the go, soap and water aren’t always available or handy. That’s why Purifize Hand Sanitizer in these 2oz bottles is perfect. This is a must-have for those returning to work, using public transportation, or just want to have some hand sanitizer close for when you need it most. And their the perfect size to keep in your desk, pocket, purse, backpack, briefcase, and much more. 12-Pack of Purifize 2 oz Hand Sanitizer also available.

2-Pack of Purifize 8 oz Hand Cleaner – You no longer need to drive from store to store in search of hand sanitizer – PulseTV has it! We’ve partnered with an industrial manufacturer to bring this maximum strength hand and surface cleaner to as many people possible. And remember, it exceeds CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing so stock up and keep you and your family healthy and safe. Case of 24 – Purifize 8 oz Hand Cleaner also available.

1 Gallon of Purifize Hand Sanitizer – Save by buying in bulk with this 1 gallon jug and use it to refill old containers you may already have! It’s the best way to keep the sanitizing power of Purifize ready to pack a punch at home, in the office – anywhere! Case of 4 Purifize Hand Sanitizer Gallons also available.

Purifize Disinfectant Wipe Kit – And with disinfectant wipes still being hard to find there’s the Purifize Disinfectant Wipe Kit. We’ve combined two of our best-selling products to allow you to clean and sanitize just about anything! You get a bottle of Purifize Hand and Surface Cleaner with a 4-Pack of Streak Free Cloths. The reusable extra large Streak Free Cloth can easily be cut down to any size. Then just apply a little Purifize and wipe down any area you want to clean and sanitize.

And for more products to help you clean, sanitize, and stay healthy, be sure to visit PulseTV’s FLU & Virus Protection Department!

How to Make Homemade Sanitizer Wipes

How to Make Sanitizer Wipes
Visit our website for the how-to video!

A handy trick we’ve just learned is to take some hand sanitizer and create your very own DIY sanitizer wipes in just a few short steps! With Coronavirus (Covid-19) and quarantine/stay-at-home measures in place, it’s essential to sanitize your workspaces and homes.

We have been getting MANY calls from customers asking if our Purifize Hand Cleaner can disinfect surfaces. The short answer is absolutely YES. Because Purifize is 70% alcohol, it exceeds CDC minimum standards. You can certainly pour a bunch in your hands and then wipe it on whatever you want to sanitize – but that’s kinda weird isn’t it?

Here’s how to make your own wipes (Watch the How-To Video on Our Site):

  1. Cut paper towel roll to size for storing in a resealable container. Maybe you have an old container for sanitizer wipes that ran out – or you could use a big Ziplock bag.
  2. Put inside the container and pour enough Purifize to saturate the paper towels inside. Purifize isn’t as thick as some other goopy hand sanitizers like Purell, so it works a little easier to pour in.
  3. Keep sealed up until ready to use.

Use these wipes for those infrequent trips to the store (wipe down cart handles) gas pump handles, and doorknobs. Keep some in the glovebox or on your desk to remind you to keep clean!

Used in combination with frequent hand-washing with good quality soap, proper filtration masks, and social distancing – you’ll stay as safe as you can be.

Now we want to point out that due to its high alcohol content, it can be used safely on glass and plastic surfaces. We do not recommend it be used on wood as the alcohol disinfectant might strip the wood surface and polish (you can always test a small portion first and see how it goes from there).

Thanks again to our customers for such positive feedback in these trying times right now. We’re happy to be able to supply not only our customers, but first responders, hospitals, and other friends and families that need it.

We’re all in this together, – so hang in there!

How We Are Dealing With The Coronavirus

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We think of PulseTV as more than an e-commerce company, we are a family. Many of our employees have been with us since we started over twenty years ago. We are taking precautions as a company and wanted to share with you what we are doing.

First, we are communicating every day about washing hands for 20 seconds or more. Throughout the office we have hand sanitizers strategically placed. In addition, we have handed out products from our stock that is geared to kill most viruses. This includes disinfectants like Miracle Clean Spray Pens.** This allows everyone to spray and then wipe their desks and work areas.

What is necessary is diligence and introducing new habits. Stop touching one’s face is a critical habit to break. And one of the most important things to do at work, and home, is to keep your phone clean. We handed out our Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant Foam by Zagg ** so that people could clean computers, laptops, phones, etc.

For our warehouse, vinyl gloves have been distributed. But don’t worry, the Coronavirus cannot live on surfaces more than 14 days and all products are essentially quarantined for 4 weeks to make sure they are safe for the thousands of PulseTV customers. We’ve also made the 50 Pairs of Disposable Vinyl Gloves** available to PulseTV customers.

And with Coronavirus, and flu season still here, hand sanitizer has disappeared from store shelves. Don’t drive from store to store searching for it – Just Order It! PulseTV has partnered with an industrial manufacturer to bring this maximum strength hand and surface cleaner to as many people possible. The Purifize 8 oz Hand Cleaner** exceeds CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing. Purifize contains 70% alcohol to disinfect and kill more than 99.99% of all germs, viruses and bacteria, not only on your hands but surfaces as well.

And it’s not just hand sanitizer that’s in short supply. Masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and more have all become rare commodities. Please follow these tips if you find PulseTV is out of stock or you cannot find necessary products to keep you safe:

1) Stock up on Vitamin C and Vitamin D
2) If disinfectant wipes are not available, you can put vodka on a paper towel or rag and wipe surfaces. Rubbing alcohol as well will work, but that is in short supply.
3) Mix vinegar and lemon juice and put on a rag. Sprinkle table salt and this becomes a great cleanser. Make sure you wipe off the surface to dry.
4) Even if there are no “N-95” masks, use any mask to wear that will keep you from touching your face, even if it does not filter the virus itself.
5) Stay home if you have a cough. Be vigilant to not infect others too.
6) Avoid shaking hands for the next 3 or 4 months. Consider fist bumps.
7) Avoid public gatherings whenever possible.

In the end, it is better to be safe than sorry. We hope this blog post helps.

** The products spoken about in this blog may be out of stock by the time you are reading this. You can click on the links if interested, but stocks are limited.