Tips For Long Distance Car Trips
September 7, 2008 6:19pm CST
When my family and I go on a trip in a car we always take a blanket for the kids to cover up with when it gets cool in the car we have bottled water for them to drink and something to snack on. Do you have any more tips for traveling long distance in a car for both children and grown ups?
• United States
7 Sep 08
Depending on the ages of the children, maybe some travel games, books, music they enjoy. You could pack a cooler in the trunk and bring different snacks they haven't had in awhile that they enjoy. If you have more than one adult that can drive, taking turns driving definitely helps. When I go on road trips, I like to stop at rest stops if it's during the day so I can stretch my feet. If we see any shops or interesting places along the way, we sometimes stop if we have time. We try not to rush the trip so that even the driving part of it is fun.
• United States
8 Sep 08
my family used to do that 30 years ago when i was little. besides packing some food and snacks and drinks, my mother made a thermos of black coffee for her and my father so that they can drive long trips without falling asleep on the steering wheel, and so they wouldnt waste time stopping anywhere to buy anything except gas. plus, she put an empty jar for my brothers to pee in it, but i had to hold myself for a long time until they felt like stopping to let me pee. also, games and books and word puzzle book to preoccupy your time with during the long and tiring drive. some toys. walkman with headphones. ipods, cell phone with games. electronic games with lots of batteries. some large cars and vans and small buses now have little tv sets for the kids to watch in the back. rents videos for kids to watch in the back to keep them quiet before they start killing each other on the long journey in the boredom or keep asking, "r we there yet?" "i am bored." the whole way.