Have a four day weekend ahead of you to spend some time with
This upcoming Columbus Day
would be a perfect opportunity to get away and have a mini vacation, but need
some tips on road tripping with your kids?
Here are some ideas we have for you, thanks to the help of independenttraveler.com
for some inspiration ideas.
- Plan Ahead.
How long can your children last in the car before they become impatient? Take into consideration how old your children
are and their tolerances for car trips before you decide where to go by car.
- What to pack?
Make sure you bring a first-aid kit, because you never know what you
will come across. Also, what keeps your
child entertained for a long period of time?
Coloring? DVD’s? Do you know what snacks you’re going to pack? Just make sure to take a trash bag for all of
- Be prepared to make stops. Your child will need multiple restroom
breaks, naps, food stops…etc. Expect
your trip to take longer than planned, that way you are in for no surprises.
- Multiple children? Don’t assume your children are going to share
one toy between the two of them in the backseat of the car. Make sure that you have enough for them to
stay occupied individually. You will
prevent many arguments and mediating this way.
- If you are traveling with spouse or
partner. Make sure you have designated
roles. One will drive and the other will
entertain the children. That way the
driver can focus on the road to keep it a safe trip for everyone!
All in all, have a fun trip!
Many childhood memories that we share involve the moments when you are
with your family/friends and traveling to many destinations to see new
sites! Have a great Columbus Day!
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