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Recipe for a Fun Family Road Trip

Some of you might think the idea of a family road trip sounds like one you just can’t wait to jump at, and some of you might be thinking about the screaming kids that you’d be taking with you and the fact that you’d all be cooped up in the same small place for hours on end. But all this is just what you find on a poorly planned, boring family road trip. Because unless you have the desire to actually travel somewhere with your family by car, and unless you know what you can do to make a family road trip fun, well, it’ll just never be that good! So, you’re reading the right article if you’re someone who is on the edge about the idea. It’s cheap, it can be so much fun, and it’s a great way to get out of the house with your family. If you want to make sure it goes down without a hitch, and that it is truly magical, keep on reading to find out how you can make that happen!

Yes, that is a foot behind my head…Let’s keep it real, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows!

You Have to Make it Magical

To truly make sure that you have a wonderful time, you have to make sure it’s magical. You have to actually get in the spirit of a road trip, and everything that embodies a good journey. For us, it’s about filling it with laughs and games all of the way. Start a carpool karaoke, play the typical car games that you find, and make it all about the excitement of the destination that you’re going to. If all you’re doing throughout the journey is sitting still and listening to the music on the radio, it won’t be any time at all before your kids are playing up, and you wished you could be anywhere but the car you’re in! Make sure that all tantrums are kept to a minimum.

Keeping to the Laws of the Road

There is going to be nothing in this world that would ruin your family road trip more than if something went wrong. But it does happen. Your car is overloaded with items, you’re generally distracted, and you’ll often find that on the weekends when you’re most likely to go, the roads are the busiest. An auto accident lawyer will see so many cases each year of road trips gone wrong. Stick to driving simple routes, keeping to slow driving, and just generally take in the experience of doing a road trip, rather than rushing to your destination. This is where all of the accidents seem to happen!

Going Somewhere Adventurous

Lastly, the best road trips are the ones that just aren’t planned in the slightest. The ones where you can pack your car with your family essentials, and just follow the open road. As long as you have a general idea of the direction you want to travel in, we would highly recommend having no set exact destination, and seeing where the road takes you! It’ll be more adventurous, and you’ll see parts of the country you might not have expected to.

Fun Family Road Trip
A bunch of wild horses we came upon on our last road trip…magical! You never know what you are going to see!

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