Going on vacation is something we all love to do, no matter what age we are. However, when you’re traveling with children under the age of 15, things can quickly turn a nose dive. You’re all cooped up in whatever medium you’re using to get to the destination of your choice, with short tempers, and eye-spy is wearing thin. All in all, going on a long haul journey can just not seem worth it!
So, why head out on a road trip? Surely you’ll have a bored kid in the back, constantly asking questions, and being the biggest fidget in existence? Well, it doesn’t always have to turn out that way! Traveling with kids can be quite a nice experience, as long as you put the right prep into the plans. So with that in mind, here’s a couple of reasons why your children are going to love the next road trip you take them on!
You’ll Pack Plenty of Snacks
Kids love to have something to nibble on, and they can get extremely cranky when they haven’t been feed within the last hour or so. Sure, you like to close the kitchen off after dinner, but when you’re on a road trip, you’re going to need a trail mix that could feed the five thousand.
Packing a bit of beef jerky sounds good for the adults, but the kids might not think the same way. So pack somethings like apple slices, plenty of carrot sticks, as well as a few bags of popcorn. These will help your kids to keep quipping for most of the way, with clear heads and energy levels not bogged down by sugar.
You’ll Take a Trip Down the Back Roads
The back roads are going to have the most substance for your road trip, and they also mean you can roll down the windows whilst all of you are signing your hearts out to Disney songs on the radio! Think of all the fresh, country air available here!
Sure, it might take longer than cutting through an intersection in your quest to hit the next landmark, but that’s what road tripping is all about. Not to mention how easy it’ll be to stop and have a picnic.
You’ll Take Time to Stop
When you’re on a road trip, the main allure that keeps you going is all the sights you can stop off at. There’s no point taking to the highways alone, as we noted above, and thus you’re going to need to plan the route well.
And it’s not just famous or historical sights you can stop off at; no, be sure to hit local parks and playgrounds, as well as scenic bridges and rivers, and even hire out one of the best off-road vehicles to get you and the little one across a plethora of fields at an exciting fast pace!
Your kids can love a road trip as much as you do, as long as you think about how they’ll experience it.
Josh – Contributing Author