Summer vacations, long weekends, and the holiday season call for family road trips. Family road trips are a great way to bond as a family. However, a relaxing road trip can turn chaotic and cranky if everyone isn’t comfortable and entertained. Make the next family road trip a success and avoid repeated “are we there yet?” questions with these tips.
Whether it’s a trip around the world or a cross-country road trip, traveling is something that’s bound to be fun for the whole family. It gives you all the chance to bond seeing these brand new places together for the first time, and it puts you in a situation where you need to work with and support one another. However, as fantastic as travel can be, there are also issues you could face, so you’ve got to know how to overcome these issues to ensure they do not ruin your trip.
Taking holidays abroad is best enjoyed with as much freedom as possible, and road trips are the perfect way to do this. They help you to push timetables around your own schedule, as you decide when you set off and when you stop for breaks. Like all good things, though, they do require a bit of preparation and organization. Preparing for a road trip is the best way to ensure that you have as much fun as possible while you’re out there.
Get your rentals organized
The most important feature of the road trip, the car you drive in, should not be slept on. It’s important that you sort out which rental you are happy to part from your cash with before you head out there to avoid any last-minute hiccups.
If you’re planning a road trip with your family, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and make a safety checklist. You’ll be spending a huge amount of time in your vehicle, so it’s important to make sure that it will keep your family safe during your trip. Check out these 4 tips to ensure your safe travels on your next adventure. Continue reading “Going on an Adventure? 4 Things to Ensure Your Safe Travels”
Sometimes a good dose of humor is exactly what you need on a road trip. Long stretches of open road can be incredibly boring, and drowsy driving frequently leads to accidents. We all know that falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous, but simply being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely as well. With that in mind, many engineers have devised road signs that not only keep us safe but do so with a comedic flair.
The Zebra has created an infographic of helpful travel hacks, tips and tricks for staying comfortable and relaxed on a long trip. Be it a cross-country road trip (Griswold-style vacation, anyone?) or an international flight, traveling for extended periods can cause back aches, stiff necks and a seemingly-endless headache.
When we’re heading off to a long trip with our kids, snacks are an essential item! Unfortunately, convenient snacks for kids are often pretty unhealthy, not to mention expensive. Keeping our small kids occupied in the back seat can be challenging at the best of times, without constant cries of “I’m hungry!” resonating around the car (which can drive anyone crazy).
Traveling around Australia is a great way to pack in all of the great sights and landmarks this country has to offer, as many of them are spread out between major cities. However, there are a few things you need to know before you get started. Take these tips into account as you plan your trip!
So, it is time to head out on vacation. You have double-checked to ensure you have packed everything and made sure the GPS has your route planned out. However, have you forgotten to come up with some activities and games to keep the kids busy? Here are some great ideas the whole family will enjoy.
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Contributed by Blake Slade
As a young man in my 20’s, I decided that I wanted to drive to a warmer climate. I headed south for Florida. I was impulsive and left by simply driving my car with only a road map for guidance. Eight hours later I discovered my mistake. I came out of the diner where I had stopped in for an afternoon meal to find that my engine would not start. I turned the ignition key and got only a bump noise. The starter had failed. Luckily I had tools in the trunk and I was young. I performed road service myself in the diner’s lot. I jacked the car up and removed the starter. I then hitched a ride to an auto parts store, traded my old starter in for a rebuilt one and hitched back to my ride. I then installed the starter and was on my way again.
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