My family recently took a two-week road trip, when we moved from Arizona to Alaska. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the words “I’m bored,” I’d be a millionaire. If you’re about to embark on a road trip with your loved ones, here are some of the things that I’ve found to be helpful to keep everyone happy and sane—including you.
It’s fun to imagine just getting in the car and driving off into the sunset, but all trips require some planning (especially if you’re traveling with family!) Be sure to get your car serviced, pack printed maps, comfortable clothes, snacks and water, activities for the kids, and anything else that would make your travel easy and efficient. Carry cash, and be sure to include essentials, such as a car phone charger.