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5 Helpful Tips for Family Road Trips

by on Apr.24, 2012, under Vacations

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Family vacations and getaways are great, just be sure to remember to plan your road trip as well. To make your road trip relaxing and enjoyable, you should also remember the basics.

Remember to bring music and DVDs

Music can pass the time and gives you the opportunity to prove you’re just as deserving to be on American Idol. To help keep your kids occupied, you could try putting on some classical CD or music from a kid’s TV show. If your vehicle has a DVD player then bring some movies for the kids. With your kids occupied, time will pass by quickly and the music can even inspire a family sing-a-long.

Don’t forget the snacks

It’s important to bring snacks for everyone to munch on. Bringing snacks may be simple but it’s still easily forgotten, because usually people are in a hurry to leave. If you do remembered to bring snacks, like yogurt or fruit cups, don’t forget to bring plastic spoons as well. Also, don’t forget to bring paper towels, napkins, and cleaning wipes. You know how it is with kids, sometimes things just get messy especially in a moving vehicle.

Remember to bring entertainment for the kids

To help alleviate boredom as well as keep your kids occupied, it may be a good idea to bring some games, books, and toys with you. Other games, such as “I spy with my eye” can also get the family involved and make time fly by. If your kids are busy with activities, then traveling with them doesn’t have to be distraction.

Don’t forget the emergency supplies

Bring sun screen, blankets, first aid kits, etc. on your trip, depending of course, where your road trip is taking you. You’ll be more at ease knowing you have basic supplies with you, just in case of emergencies or really bad traffic.

Vehicle ready? Check

Before going on a road trip, tune up your car to prevent a break down on the road. That also means getting an oil change and making sure your fluids are up to the proper level. It’s a bad idea to be in an unfamiliar territory and have car trouble.

With these simple suggestions, your family road trip wouldn’t be stressful so that when you arrive at your destination, you’ll still be in a good mood with plenty of energy to spare.

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