There has been a 64 percent increase in the number of Americans who took a road trip in 2019, according to a survey from MMGY Global. Based on the survey, two out of three travelers plan to go on a road trip within the year. It also found out that 57 percent of millennial families are going on road trips from one city to another. These families want to achieve a fuss-free family vacation while making the journey part of the experience, and doing so is entirely possible if the following considerations are taken into account before setting out on the open road.
Make Your Trip Safer And More Comfortable
Since families will spend most of their time in their vehicle for the duration of the trip, parents need to make sure that everyone will feel comfortable and secure inside the motorhome. Those who are traveling with young kids need to install a car seat or a booster seat to help them remain safely buckled inside the RV. Bringing your child’s favorite stuffed toy, neck pillow, or blankie will make the long trip more comfortable. These are especially helpful if your child or children are not usually fond of sitting in car seats for a long time.
It’s also a good idea to keep a well-stocked first-aid kit inside the RV. It should contain all the basic items like wound dressings, antiseptics, bandages, and medicines for common ailments like cough, colds, and flu. Also, a complete toolbox filled with car repair tools must be packed for unexpected car emergencies and peace of mind while you’re driving.
Pack Everyone’s Favorite Snacks
Every element of the journey is an exciting part of the adventure on a road trip, and that includes the food. Be sure to take a variety of snack foods to cater to everyone’s tastes and keep everyone happy on the road. Some ideal food items to pack include healthy snacks like sliced fresh fruits, hard-boiled eggs, whole grain crackers, sandwiches, and a variety of fruit juices. Special treats such as candy bars, chocolates, chips, and sodas could also be included in the food box to keep the young ones distracted during the long trip. Obviously, you can plan to stop along the way at a local restaurant or fast food spot, but it is good to have snacks on hand in the case of emergency, or just for a fun treat. Children can be involved in choosing and packing the provisions, which will make them more excited about the journey.
Play Classic Car Games
While most children have their own smartphones to keep them busy during the long ride, the trip will be more memorable if they interact with the rest of the family while on the road. Time-tested car games such as “I Spy” and the “Alphabet Game” can be played by everyone without distracting the driver. You can also play the State License Plate Game to help the kids memorize the names of all the states. Incorporating games into your journey is a great way to make the drive a key part of the vacation.
Road trips can be a very meaningful and memorable experience for all family members. No matter what the destination is, everyone will surely look beyond the long hours on the road and keep their focus on the fun times up ahead. These road trips can also strengthen the bond between each member, which is why they make for the perfect vacation for the whole family.