Road Trip Tips by: Katie Wittry
Map some stops on your route ahead of time
Make a list and check it twice
Plan some road trip activities
Use packing cubes
Find some landmarks or attractions you want to visit along the way. This will help break up the trip and give everyone something to look forward to.
I also figure out where we want to stop for the night ahead of time. 1. This gives us a goal for the day as to how far we will drive. 2. It also takes the stress away of trying to find a place to stay last minute especially during busy travel seasons. 3. If possible, I strategically try to find a hotel near a landmark or attraction we also want to visit.
A week to two weeks before your trip, make a list of absolutely everything you will need for your trip.
Packing cubes are life changing. They keep everything super tidy and organized.
Packing cubes are extra helpful when making multiple overnight stops.
I label each person's packing cubes with the name of the hotel or place we are stopping.
This way if I don't want to bring in the entire suitcase for one night, I don't have to. I put those packing cubes in a separate bag or smaller suitcase.
Put everything in a specific bin, packing cube, bag, etc. and label each one.
Some planned road trip activities will keep the kids from asking "are we there yet?" a million times or at least delay it. It will make the trip go smoother.