Tips For Long Distance Car Trips

@Chevee (5914)
United States
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?
7 responses
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
7 Sep 08
i would also suggest having some books, or games they can do to keep them occupied.
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@Chevee (5914)
• United States
7 Sep 08
7 Sep 08
Yes, Always have some form of entertainment for the kids and pillows for the adults. Blankets are good to have too. If you know in advance you're taking a trip you can make up a list of fun games to play while on the road.
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@Chevee (5914)
• United States
7 Sep 08
@Erin88 (348)
• 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.
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@Chevee (5914)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Good tips
8 Sep 08
Hi Chevee, As its only me and my husband, we normally take a flask of coffee and sandwiches and bottled water ofcouse I take a book to read or suduku puzzle. Tamara
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
8 Sep 08
Sudoku,now you are talking my language. I do those while waiting at the doctors office, on breaks at work, and when sitting on my throne.
8 Sep 08
Hi Chevee, I do too, 'snap' I always buy a monthly book of suduku and it can be just as addictive as Mylot. Hugs Tamara
@qamarep (4447)
• Pakistan
20 Feb 10
its bad to have a trip in car. how long can you go in your car...
@ml4box (336)
• China
26 Sep 08
thank you for advice. i'll try it next time. happy mylotting.
@fifileigh (3620)
• 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.