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3 Tips For Your Next Family Road Trip

  • March 24, 2020

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3 Tips For Your Next Family Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you’ve been working your tail off and then the day finally comes for a nice family vacation. Some time off is essential for your work/ life balance, and it’s also just good for the soul. Naturally, you want your vacation to go perfectly. Here are a few trip tips for perfecting your next family road trip.

Make Sure You’re Covered

Very few trips, no matter how carefully planned, actually go as expected. Whether it is just a flat tire or a stormy week at the beach, one thing you can do to minimize Murphy’s Law is to buy some travel insurance before you go. Blowing a tire is one thing, but breaking a leg is quite another.

Related to your family road trip: 12 Tips For Going On A Long Road Trip

Knowing that you are covered for an emergency while you are out of town and away from your usual health care providers can be just one more thing you don’t have to worry about. There are many options available, visit, for an example of how you can feel safe and worry-free.

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Keep the Kids Occupied

These days, kids have all sorts of entertainment options while in transit from place to place. Keep the “Are we there yet?” complaints to a minimum by making sure your kids have ample games or books or movies to watch. The happier they are, the happier you’ll be. One idea, if you want them to unplug for a time, is to create your own scavenger hunts. Make a checklist of things they might see during the journey and have them cross off items as they find them, like a cow, or a yellow car, or a particular road sign. This can be turned into a competition or bingo to make it even more fun.

Take care of your car

The worst thing that can happen is for your transportation to break down on the road. To prevent the likelihood of this happening to you on your trip, make sure and have your car serviced before you leave. Getting a tune-up can detect possible problems that you can resolve at home instead of in the middle of nowhere. Don’t forget to have the tires checked and even rotated just for good measure. A little preventative maintenance can save you some real headaches that you would rather not deal with while you are trying to relax and have fun.

The next time you start planning your family vacation, remember to get some travel insurance, give your car a safety check, and prepare activities for your kids. You may not be able to predict the future, but these will give you an advantage and make your trip as smooth as it can be