Family Road Trip Tips

We love to travel and  have taken quite a few road trips the last few years. I have driven alone with an infant on a six-hour road trip, with my husband and son to various places and we even drove two cars across the country with a toddler and a cat to get to our new home. Along the way we have learned a few things to help get us to our final destination. Here are my top five tips to help you plan your next road trip.

Family Road Trip Tips Explore the US one mile at a time

Top 5 Tips for your next Road Trip

  1. Have a plan – It doesn’t matter if you are driving a few hours or a few days. Make sure you have a plan on where you are going and when you intend on stopping. You may have to make adjustments here or there, but having a set plan will help you get where you need to be.

  2. Do not be overly ambitious – Our goal on the road trip from Ohio to California was to go 100 miles without stopping.

  3. Remember it is about the memories. Maybe the trip will start off rocky or have bumps along the way, but the memories you make are what matters.

  4. Join a hotel group and try to stay at that hotel often. As you rack up points you can earn free stays and other great perks.

  5. Make sure if you are traveling with kids you have extra everything. If they are in diapers pack twice what you need and it is a good idea to have a few extra outfits. If they are older it is always a good idea to have an extra set of clothes.

These are just some of the tips we have acquired from our travels. What other good tips do you have?


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