If you have been itching to get on that family vacation but Covid-19 has been stopping you then why not think about a staycation instead? You could even go on a family road trip, stopping at various destinations along the way.
There are certain aspects you need to consider should you wish to take the family on adventures. Let’s take a look at three of them.
You need to make sure that your car is ready for a road trip, make sure that you get your vehicle checked before any long journeys. It is necessary to get the brakes serviced to make sure they are working as they should, the oil level checked, and the tires to make sure they are not wearing down too fast.
If you feel your car isn’t ready for such a big adventure you could think about hiring one for the duration of your trip. This might be the most cost-effective option if your own car isn’t up to it. Another option is to trade your car in and buy a brand new one if your budget allows for it. That way you can set sail in the new car as soon as you get it. In order to get the most for your car, you should find a reputable salesperson and make sure you know the baseline of how much your car is actually worth so you don’t get shortchanged.
Once you have sorted the car you need to decide as a family where you want to go and which sites you would like to see along the way. You might decide that Route 66 has been calling your name and you want to see the amazing tourist destinations along that route. There are so many choices when it comes to road trips. Think about what you like to do all together and if there is anywhere specific you would like to go, theme parks for example. Once you know then you can plan your route around that.
If you are unsure of which routes to take in America, a quick internet search could help you out. It might also be useful to ask around family and friends to see if they can recommend anywhere. The overseas highway might be an option if you are feeling adventurous, this route leads to the Florida Keys and takes you over bridges spanning the ocean.
One last thing to think about is how to keep the children entertained in the car on long drives when there is not much to look at. There are many options for in-car entertainment. You can buy CDs to play and have singalongs, or you could get them travel packs. These travel packs can be purchased online and contain lots of different activities to keep them busy while traveling. You can also make them yourself, be sure to put lots of creative activities in there as well as a snack if you are making them yourself.
We hope this helps you create a memorable family road trip adventure that nobody will forget in a hurry.