Wireless Wednesday Exclusive: Amy Goodman and fall travel tech

In this Wireless Wednedsay video, Rick talks with Amy E. Goodman, Lifestyle and Travel Correspondent.

Fll travel tech is the topic!

With many families actively looking for the perfect weekend getaway, how can they prepare to travel in the 'new normal'?

Here's how to plan a safe and happy road trip for the family. Whether it’s finding the right accommodations, essential items to bring in order to keep the kids safe and occupied, or features in your vehicle that will help the most during a road trip, Amy will offer tips that will keep the entire family smiling with each mile.

Have a listen:

Some of Amy’s tips:

PLAN AHEAD ONLINE: There are many local travel options available for families looking for a weekend get-away. Check out all-in-one websites that can offer great deals on car rentals, cozy local accommodations and keep you up-to-date on local COVID-19 restrictions.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY VEHICLES MAY SURPRISE YOU: While many think of SUVs as the go-to for family-friendly travel, they aren’t the only option out there!

CONTACT-LESS SERVICES: Some at-home smart devices are now offering services that allow contact-less amenities while traveling. The latest technology allows you to fill-up at gas stations across the country and pay for the transaction all with a simple contact-less application.

STAY CONNECTED: Don’t forget essentials like your phone, e-reader and games chargers. Having a full charge on your cell phone makes for safer and easier road travel

BRING ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE KIDS & GROWN-UPS: Keep books, e-readers, magazines, games and coloring books--for adults too--in a colorful bin to stay organized in your car. Wherever you stop, you'll have built-in entertainment and something calming and relaxing to do as individuals--especially if tensions run high on the road.

Rick and Amy also discuss RVing and apps.

For more information, visit: betterstuffforlife.com

Amy E. Goodman is a nationally recognized media maven and frequent lifestyle contributor on the airwaves including the Today show, Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, The Talk, The View, ET! to name but a few. She’s deftly tackled travel reportage, whether celebrity hot spots for In Style magazine and destination weddings and honeymoon reporting for In Style Weddings, to the best of regional and coastal destinations for Southern Living and Coastal Living respectively. She was the host for Washington Flyer TV, where she created monthly installments about regional and worldly travel for a metropolitan D.C. audience and its global visitors. On air, she continues to share everything from the best deals on cruises, to the most desired hotel escapes and even the hottest trends in resort wear, with tips for business and budget travelers and family vacationers alike. In 2013, she received the Savor the Success TV Personality of the Year Award and The Women’s Center Leadership Award in that same year. She is a proud member of the Asian-American Journalists Association and Distinguished Young Women’s Alumnae Council, and a past board member for bothHealthyWomen.org and her local Mom’s Club.