February 19, 2018

40+ Tips for the Best-Ever Family Road Trip


kids road tripIt’s 63 degrees right now as I type this (inside) and you know I’m thinking about summer road trips. I’d better get all this thinking in today because a massive cold front is coming through and the high tomorrow is only supposed to be 36 degrees. Boo. (Seriously, how does this happen?)

As I was thinking about road trip season, I stumbled across a lot of great tips and advice. Take a look at a few of my favorite blog posts and articles:

Trekaroo: 10 Tips for Planning a Road Trip with Your Family
Stay organized, plan your route and pack snacks (lots of snacks).

Stylishly Me: 6 Tips to Help You Stay Stylish on a Road Trip
Make note…ballet flats, leggings and sunglasses are key.

Black & Married with Kids: 5 Tips for Surviving a Family Road Trip
If you leave home without charged electronics, you’re asking for trouble.

Makobi Scribe: 5 Things to Do Before Taking a Family Road Trip
Make an itinerary and don’t forget to build in time to let the kids stretch and blow off steam.

Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog: 8 Tips to Help You Save Money on Your Family Road Trip
Don’t forget about credit card rewards and stop where it’s free (parks are your friend).

C Picture: 5 Cross Country Road Trip Planning Tips for Families
Set a (realistic) budget and don’t be overly ambitious. You can’t see it all in one day.

Stuffed Suitcase: How to Pack Your Car for a Road Trip
Keep a food bin in the car and make sure each child packs a small bag with favorite activities.

Do you have any great road trip tips? Let me know in the comments section below.


  1. Nancy Jacobs says:

    LOVE this post! I’m always looking for articles like this, anything that helps plan a great family vacation! Thanks for sharing this!

    You may like the site http://realfamilytrips.com
    Users share their experience with other families to make planning a family trip easier. If you think your readers (or yourself) would find it useful, pass it along!
    Thanks again! 🙂

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