Monday, 22 July 2019

How to Prepare for the Ultimate Family Road Trip

I love a Road Trip.

But sometimes road trips with my boys can be more stressful than enjoyable. This is usually because not enough planning was done prior to the big day, but by taking your time and by accounting for everything, you can be sure to have the best time.

Get Plenty of Snacks

Nothing slows down a trip more than having to stop every hour for snacks. If you want to stop this from happening then consider prepping some snacks and drinks ahead of time. This will cut down on the amount of expense you need to deal with on the road and it will also stop you from freaking out if you can’t find a gas station. If you want to make things even easier then it helps to pack your snacks in individual boxes so that you can share everything out equally.

Pack some Fun Toys

Long journeys can be tiresome for kids. They may also grow bored and restless along the way too, and this can make your journey that bit more stressful. If you want to put an end to this then consider taking some magnetic toys with you. This will make cleaning up the car way easier and it also stops little pieces from flying everywhere. Magnetic drawing boards are a great option here, and they can be a real life-saver if you are concerned about your kids not having enough to do.

Check your Car before you Go

There’s nothing worse than having your car break down on the road. This is especially the case if you don’t have anyone who you can call to help you out. Luckily, avoiding disasters like this is super easy to do. Simply take your car to the mechanic before you’re due to set off, and make sure that all of your levels are good.

Plan some Breaks

The internet is a wonderful thing, and it can also provide you with all the resources you need to make your trip extra special. Try and scope out any restaurants or any interesting stops that might be on the way. You can even find the best places for you to fill up on gas too, as some stations will be way cheaper than others. If you don’t plan out where you are going to stop then you may be forced to pull over somewhere that isn’t really suitable for what you’re looking for.

Always Expect the Unexpected

It always helps to have a zip-lock bag full of boiled sweets. Paper towels and carrier bags are also ideal because you never know when one of the kids are going to get travel sick. Mints are another great option that are always handy to take with you. If you do suspect that your kids are going to get travel sick, plan your route so that you don’t take too many windy roads, and always have regular breaks so they can get some air.

Do you have some tips to making Road Trips a little easier?

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