Monday, July 16, 2012

Better Road Trips

  1. Plan the trip together - let the kids contribute ideas & make last minute suggestions based on road signs or GPS recommendations
  2. Make plenty of stops - stop and smell the roses along the way. Aim for a ratio of 40 minutes sightseeing for every 60 minutes of driving.
  3. Check out  Roadside America for quirky things to visit like the Jolly Green Giant statue or the Future Birthplace of James T Kirk of Star Trek.
  4. Stop for factory tours - pretzel makers, chocolate, cheese, etc. Made in the U.S.A.
  5. Avoid fast food - seek out local eateries and sample regional specialties like fried mac & cheese
  6. Take nature breaks - not just a potty stop but get out of the car and toss a Frisbee around.
  7. Make the car ride entertaining with music, games, and family talks

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Blogger Ceil said...

I love these simple things to help pass the time. And no DVD's! Love it.

May 24, 2013 at 12:54 AM  

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