You’ve been thinking about planning a family holiday for months and finally have decided to take a leap of faith and do it. You are keen to ensure that this vacation is as memorable as possible and allows you and your family to make the most incredible memories. The only problem is that you are not sure how to do that.
While you normally only visit one destination when on vacation and then head out to different sights and attractions when you are there, you are toying with the idea of travelling around a little more. What you want to do is pick a destination and then road trip around it, seeing as many of the best sights and attractions as possible. The only problem is, you are not sure how to go about doing so with tots in tow, or whether it’s even possible.
The good news is that travelling around with little ones is easier than you would think and because of this, is something that more and more parents are opting to try each year. There are so many benefits of choosing to travel around instead of staying in one place while on vacation, it’s just a case of doing plenty of planning and being well organised.
To make road tripping with kids this summer a little easier, here are some handy hacks to take note of.
The most vital part of any road trip is the vehicle that you will be travelling in. A mistake that you don’t want to make is hiring a car that’s going to be too small and cramped for everyone to fit comfortably in, which is why companies like Burswood Car Rentals encourage families to opt for slightly larger vehicles to rent, to ensure that travelling around is more comfortable and enjoyable. Another option, aside from a regular car or van, could be to hire an RV and use that to travel in and to sleep in. However, this can end up being a little cramped, as well as difficult to drive. That being said, if you are on a budget, it could be an option that is worth considering.
Always book accommodation in advance
Whether you plan on staying in hotels, guesthouses, hostels, or on campsites in a tent or with your RV, it pays to book your accommodation in advance. There is nothing more stressful than arriving in a new place with nowhere to stay, especially if you arrive late at night. That is why it’s vital that you plan your route out in advance and book your accommodation beforehand, to ensure that you always have somewhere to stay.
Have plenty of activities on hand
If there is one issue with road tripping with your kids in tow, it’s them getting bored. There’s only so many times you can take your kids asking whether you have arrived yet without losing your mind, so it pays to pack lots of activities to keep them occupied. Whether that’s pens and paper for drawing, word puzzles, board games, cards, or tablets to play on, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you have plenty of activities to keep your kids busy between destinations.
The fact is that road tripping with kids will be harder than travelling around without little ones, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t doable. By taking note of the tips above, you can make road tripping with your kids in tow a little easier and less stressful.