Extra clothing, including hat and wind-proof pants, and warm footwear, first aid kit, snack bars or other “emergency” food and water, matches and emergency candles - only use with a window opened to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide, road maps and brightly colored banners or help signs for emergencies.
Also you need to make sure that before you leave for home, it is best to have your home secure and here are some basic tips on what to do.
Leave your trip itinerary, contact info, spare house and car key with your neighbor or a relative to make sure that they are aware that nobody is inside the house and they could check up on it from time to time.
Arrange for your mail and newspapers to be picked up, since you may need to have somebody receive your mail or newspaper for you when you are not around.
Make sure to turn off gas lights and water to prevent accidents, lock all windows and doors, arrange for pet care and water all the plants before leaving
When traveling with children, also make sure to allow for extra travel time and be flexible - plan to make frequent stops, bring water and snacks, have wipes or a towel handy in car for messes and spills, ensure that car seat is properly installed, bring toys and games.
Another good way to keep your kids excited about the vacation is by showing them pictures of where you are all going to, so that they have something to look forward to during the length of the trip.
So, what do you need for your summer Lake Tahoe vacation and how you can best address it will ensure that you have a wonderful vacation.