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Making the best of a road trip travel trips
How many of us have heard, Are we there yet? This term coined by the family road trip! While new technology and toys may have silenced backseat conversations, spending time together in the car can still be a great opportunity for family bonding and learning. Even if you plan on bringing the latest gadget to pass the time, try saving them for the end of your trip when everyone is tired and cranky!
Road trips could be a family's most important experience.
It exposes our children to the beautiful world and the ecumenical values that are the foundations of our humanity and culture. Yet family travel today is sometimes a chore in itself. The entire experience is a compromise between the two generations of how travel should be experienced.
Many modern families rely on a car to get to and from work and school. Oh, let's not forget the trips to the shop. Even a short journey can be a chance for family members to catch up and enjoy the stunning surroundings of your favorite places.
Travelling to a new place is exciting, but it is sometimes difficult to keep the kids' interest. While there are different sorts of games that can be played, it may not be possible to play them as you are driving.
Here are some road trip ideas from that are sure to make the time fly by (or at least go by a little faster):
- Save your most recent Little Passports delivery from Sam and Sofia for your road trip so your kids to learn and explore during the car ride.
- Say goodbye to your trusted GPS! Bring back the memory of car trips as a kid and use a map! The night before your trip bring out an actual map (if you can find one!) to show your intended route to your child. Even better, copy the map and pull out a highlighter so your child can follow along and let you know when you missed a turn.
- Build in time for pit stops and if time allows, make short stops that incorporate fun activities along the way. Everyone will need a bathroom break and a meal, but if that happens at a place right off the highway and near playground it can be better for everyone! The kids will get fed and burn off some energy.
- Hit up a dollar store before you leave and stock up on small toys and activities to give to your kids along the way. Every hour let your child choose a surprise a great incentive for good behavior! You can even wrap the toys for an added element of excitement.
Always try to plan things that everyone in the family would enjoy.
Use this link to make your next road trip educational: Little Passports Travel Tips
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I love these tips especially the Dollar Store idea. We have tons of great learning items at our 99 cent stores here in Cali. Even books and colors–pretty amazing for the price. Traveling can be hard with the kids so this helps so much.