10 Tips for planning a road trip with the family. Make this vacation idea a great memorable experience for everyone!
I will be honest here. Warren and I usually prefer to fly from destination to destination if we can. However there are some circumstances in which we prefer a road trip. One example is if we are staying at our family house in Florida for an extended period of time and we want to bring our lovable Chocolate Labrador, Gracie. Planning a road trip to Florida means we don't have to rent a car, and we don't have any restrictions on what we can bring (as long as it fits in the car of course!)
While it takes 24 hours of driving, if the weather and traffic are good, we usually enjoy the drive. We try to make it fun by incorporating many of the tips you will find below. We have driven to Florida at least 7 times, and when I was a kid my family drove at least once a year (it was a cheap and easy holiday). I have great memories of all the toys falling out of the back seat of my parents Pontiac at a rest stop, or looking for the an International House of Pancakes for breakfast so we could play with all the different types of syrups!
Over the years I have come up with some tips on planningn a road trip and how to make the drive easier and fun. With the price of airline tickets and the hassle of flying these days many people are electing to drive for their vacation instead of flying. If you have a tip to add please feel free to in our Facebook comments section below.
Our Tips are to:
|1. Plan It||6. Entertain It|
|2. Check It||7. Charge It|
|3. Slow it Down||8. Feed It|
|4. Program It||9. Limit It|
|5. Route It||10. Budget It|
What a great road trip destination. You could drive to New Jersey, stay in a hotel there and take the train into Manhattan. Imagine Central Park, shopping, Times Square, and all of the fun attractions and things to do in New York City as a family. Check it out.