This thread is not about how to act at games or with the coaches, but rather tips to make life on the road easier. Please add additional comments to help these rookie travel parents. Buy a good chair to sit in, a nice cooler, a wagon, and a pop up tent. Do not be cheap here! When traveling, hotels make great bathroom stops. Lobby restrooms are cleaned multiple times a day, you usually can get free coffee and sometimes a fresh cookie. Know in advance where you are going, what food is around, where the fields are, and how far the hotel is. Always find other things to do outside of softball. If your going to be in Chattanooga, check out the falls or the other unique things to do in that city. Especially during pool play days you have an idea of what your free time is going to be. You eat at BW's at home, find new places to try for food. Champy's in Chattanooga is a great place! Stay with the team when possible. The memories created by the kids and parents are some of the best. Always bring all of the uniforms, you never know what you might need. Never say no to extra socks, belts or pants. Especially socks! Have a good First Aid kit and get a huge bottle of Advil. When flying to a tournament, plan on stopping at a thrift store to pick up a cooler, chairs, etc for the week once you land. That way you don't need to pack it and you can either donate it or trash it at the end of the week without having to spend lots of money or carry a foam cooler around. This is especially important when going to an area that has a beach! Enjoy it, it goes quick!