I wish I could say I only do this when we travel, but I learned this trick when the boys were babies and I got so scatterbrained that I would lose the “Silver bus” everywhere we went. Thank you to my handy smartphone (I swear this is the most mom-friendly invention of all time), I just take a picture of the landmark we’re parked next to (thankfully at Pacific Place they’re well marked) and then if I do misplace my vehicle I have an easy clue. I don’t have to remember where a parking slip is, or write down anything, I have picture proof. This is my all-time best travel tip as I’ve never lost my car since I have had an iPhone.
On trips this is especially useful because when I’m in an unfamiliar place, with an unfamiliar vehicle, the last thing I want to do is waste my precious travel time looking for my car that was parked next to a palm tree, or was it a banana bush, and what did my vehicle look like again? And come to think of it, I don’t think I’d be able to remember my license plate number any more either. Do you have an all-time favorite travel tip to share?