With air travel less appealing due to the coronavirus, many families are planning to take their next vacation via their own vehicle on a road trip. Here are three ways to make the most of your next family road trip.
When there are long days on the road ahead, make sure you plan ways to get good sleep each night that you are on the road. While you may be tempted to just push through with long days or even nights of driving, you will end up more stressed and less ready for the fun to be had with little sleep. Whether you have family to stay with, stop at a five-star luxury hotel or find a local RV park Columbia SC to set up your family camper, make sure it will meet your family’s needs for quality sleep.
Make Impromptu Stops
While it is easy to eagerly plan every minute of every day you are on vacation, make sure to allow time to explore and discover fun shops, restaurants, landmarks or other sightseeing locations while on your trip. One good way to do this is to plan for half your day each day you are on vacation but allow the rest of the day for rest and more spontaneous activities.
Plan Kid-Friendly Trips
If you are traveling with children, make sure to plan a road trip that is manageable for their physical and emotional needs. Arrange for fairly frequent stops to allow them time to run around outside. Make things fun for them by creating surprise bags they get every hour or two with snacks, books, small toys, games or other fun items. Allow them to make choices on the road so they feel part of the trip too. Most of all, enjoy seeing the vacation through their young eyes and hearts.
A family road trip can be filled with great stories and memories to share when you are able to plan for adequate rest, allow for a flexible schedule and make sure the kids are well-prepared for the journey.