Summer is here and that means you and your family are looking for a fun, stress-free road trip. If you want your time on the road with your family to be simple, safe, and as pleasant as possible, check out these tips.
Know what to expect
Family road trips operate differently than solo journeys. You’ll have more stops and your trip will take longer. Mentally prepare for this and expect a slower pace.
Pack healthy snacks
Be sure to pack healthy snacks for everyone on the trip. This will provide quality nutrition that will help you stay energized and won’t lead to sugar-induced hyperactivity in children. Avoid sticky, messy snacks that kids could easily struggle with.
Bring some activities
Pack activities such as coloring books, brain teasers, tablets, novels, or whatever it is your children like. Find podcasts or music you want to listen to on the way. Family car games such as the Alphabet Game or the License Plate Game are easy ways to bring everyone together during a long road trip.
Plan out exercise
Everyone should stretch their legs, walk around, and breathe in fresh air for at least a few minutes at every stop.
Keep it clean
Keep baby wipes and other essential cleaning supplies on hand. It’s also a good idea to bring along a plastic bag or two for trash.