One of the most important parts of planning a road trip is mapping out your route. You’ll want to consider the distance you’re comfortable driving each day and any sightseeing or activities you want to do along the way.
Because you’ve decided how many miles per day you wish to drive ahead of time (many people feel 300 miles is a doable amount and stopping by 3:00pm, for example, is comfortable), it’s best to reserve overnight accommodations.
Packing for a road trip can be challenging, especially if you’re traveling with kids. In addition to your clothes and personal items, you’ll need to make sure you have everything you need for the car ride.
Snacks will keep kids busy in the car and will also cut down the need for convenience store purchases and stops at restaurants. Pack a cooler to keep food and drinks cold. Include a table cloth to make those rest-stop picnic tables more appealing and have a picnic.
You can bring along books, toys, and games. Many families also like to use portable DVD players or tablets to watch movies or play games.
– Turn up the music. Download some of your family’s favorite songs and make a road trip playlist. Find some tunes that are about driving and road trips. – Use audiobooks to listen to some great family-friendly stories. – Play road trip games. Car games like “I, Spy,” and The Licence Plate Game are great choices.