I fondly remember trips to the beach with my parents when I was a child. The ride home was always the same. We were all sandy, sunburned, and tired. But oh so happy! Living on the Texas coast, I now have that same opportunity to go play in the sand with my grandkids on a regular basis. Being prepared for your next family road trip time can make this experience so much more enjoyable.
Family Road Trip Tips
When it comes to family road trips there are two very important things to remember. Ones that can make or break our time in the car — entertainment and snacks!
I like to pack a separate bag of small items for each of my grandkids. That way we can avoid any arguments. I fill the bags with their favorite toys and books, and a surprise that I get ahead of time for each of them (this is usually a new DVD). They now look forward to road trips to see what the surprise is going to be. And of course, their tablets are a necessity. Boy, how times have changed since I went to the beach with my family!
So be sure to put together enough things to keep your kids busy when you’re in the car. It’s one way to keep everyone happy!
Convenient, pre-packaged snacks are my go-to for these excursions. Sometimes convenience is top priority! The grandkids love small bags of food they can eat easily in the car and we will do what we have to do to keep them happy.
Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits have worked well for us! They are made with 100% whole grain which keeps the kids full and satisfied. There are three varieties (Honey Roasted, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip), so everyone can make their own choice and happiness reigns. And the kids even ask for them when we are not on a road trip!
Be sure to have plenty of small water bottles on hand when you’re on the road to wash down your snacks too!
More Family Road Trip Tips
Looking for more tips to make your next family road trip go smoothly? It’s all about being prepared! So be sure to check out these tips before you hit the road this summer, whether on a day-long trip or a longer trip. Find out how to avoid hearing the dreaded, “Are we there yet?”