5 tips to plan the perfect family road trip

I don't know about you, but I'm already planning the summer holiday. I am a firm believer that it's never too early to make holiday plans and if those plans include children, then the sooner the better. I say that because when children are involved it's always better to be organized and prepared for everything and with that being said it's time to check out 5 tips that will help you plan the perfect road trip.

Talk About The Trip

I don't know about you, but I'm very excited when it comes to road trips. I find them so interesting, visiting new countries, seeing new cultures, it's simply amazing! Now, I can't be the only one excited about it, right? That's why it's important to talk about this trip with your family. Let them know the itinerary and let them share their own wishes and thoughts about it.

Because it's a family road trip, you have to make the kids love this trip as much as you do, so search for child-friendly places, for amusement parks, anything that will get them excited.

Check everything till the last detail 

Ok, I admit, I am a little crazy when it comes to that because I want everything to be perfect and I don't double-check things, I check them a billion times just to be sure I didn't forget anything. When it comes to a road trip, the first thing that you need to check in my opinion is your car. Make sure everything is functioning, check with your insurance to see if you are covered for possible problems that might arise.

Insurance is very important when it comes to driving, I even had an easy learner driver insurance while I learned how to drive, it's better to be safe than sorry and having insurance gives you that safe feeling. 

Schedule Stops

Plan for stops en route and make sure you have time for them. Check out your journey beforehand and see if there’s anywhere, that would be fun to stop off at on the way. Aside from toilet stops or food breaks, there could be an attraction on the way which would get the holiday off to a good start or even just a park to play in where everyone can stretch their legs. 


Make sure you have a good selection of music for the journey. Again, this will stop everyone from getting bored, and if you have a good mix of everyone’s favorites and some to sing along too then, you should keep everyone happy. You could also bring personal music systems and headphones so that everyone can listen to their own thing. 

You can pick up some travel size games that kids can play, some coloring books, some magazines, anything that will keep them entertained. 

Take It Easy

Kids will sense when you’re stressed, so if you get angry with other drivers, tense because of traffic, this will affect them and make them stressed too. A few people in the car who are all stressed out is not a good mix. It’s such a small space, and when tensions are high, arguments can start, and this could ruin a holiday.  

Since it's a holiday, don't rush things and certainly don't stress too much over them! Just be relaxed and enjoy this quality time with your family. 

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