Written By: Maureen C. Gharrity Posted: June 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Next Weekend brings the 4th of July Holiday. It is a long weekend as most people have the day off from work making it a popular time to get away with one’s family for some fun and relaxation. More and more people travel by car, even with the high cost of gas and no end to that in sight, it is still more affordable than flying.
There is nothing like a weekend vacation to recharge, renew and revitalize your self, your family and your relationships with them as well as your health and well being.
Whether you have children or not, travelling in a car for long distances can be a challenge. It is easy for anyone to get bored quickly, to get ancy from sitting for long durations and the bickering begins. I hate to say it all too often it begins before the trip seems to have just started.
This week’s Tip of the Week are Holiday Travel Tips practical and unique ideas to help you and your family enjoy your holiday road trip. I go a beyond the typical DVD in the player or video games for a change of pace and to help you enjoy the time together which is the whole idea.
1. Have things for each person to do. Coloring, books to read. For older kids, give them an MP3 player and headphones to use so they can listen to their own music. If you will be travelling at night, when it is dark, be sure to bring night lights for people to read by.
2. Have interactive games for the whole family to play together. You can buy some before you go like Brain Quest is always good, and there are different topics for different ages. You can also be creative and play some that don’t require anything to purchase. For instance the alphabet game (look for words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, going in order of course) or the license plate game (you look for how many different license plates you can see. I have even given my kids US maps to color in).
3. Pack a few small gifts, even wrap them to be opened in the car. This is especially helpful for longer trips as kids tend to get bored with the same old stuff and a few new items can really go a long way without you having to spend too much.
4. Pack an Emergency Kit. Yes safety items are not a bad idea but drinks and snacks are a must. It is good advice to not let your gas tank run too low because you never know how far away that next gas station is. The same is true for our own fuel tanks. It is no fun to be really hungry and people get cranky, irritable and even unable to sit still when they are overly hungry.
Be sure to check back next week for more Holiday Travel Ideas!!
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