The weather has finally warmed after a long cold winter and summer is on its way. School will soon be out and if you’re like most parents, chances are you’ll be going on least one road trip this season.
Taking children with you on a road trip can be a challenge. However, a little planning and preparation can make the difference between a fun-filled trip or a holiday nightmare. So let’s take a look at the steps you can take to make your road trip with the kids memorable, safe and fun…
1. Plan Your Route Ahead of Time
The first thing you need to do when planning your route is to decide what’s most important: distance, destination or dollars. Roadtrippers.com is a great website to start with. You can use the site to customize a route that fits your interests, lifestyle and budget.
This site also includes a wide diversity from nightclubs to child friendly campgrounds so be sure to include a list of attractions you want to see along the way. It also helps you estimate the gas cost of your trip, which is a real bonus.