Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Enjoy One Last Family Road Trip Before Summer Ends

The kids are going back to school soon, and you’re trying to round up the troops for one last family road trip. One of the most important things when traveling with kids is having a steady supply of snacks on hand, and knowing what restaurants are in the areas you’ll be traveling through so you can make an educated decision about where to take everyone.

Snacks like string cheese, rice cakes, pretzels, bagels, sandwiches, apple slices, bananas, granola bars, cookies, raisins, cereal, etc. stand up against travel pretty well and are unlikely to spoil or get too squished to eat if you keep them in a safe, readily available place.

Rest stops make perfect pit stops if you’ve packed picnic-style, and give your kids’ restless legs a chance to stretch and run around. This can save you a headache later when the little ones are all too hyper because they’ve been sitting in the car for a long time!

Choosing family-friendly restaurants en route is a good idea as well – we all know how much a packet of crayons and a coloring book place mat means to grouchy kids.

Where are you headed for your last family trip?

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