Planning a Sensational Spring Break Part 2

Planning a Sensational Spring Break Part 2

Spring break (and of course, summer!) is one week closer, and we’re back with a few more tips that you can use before you hit the road this season.

Planning the ultimate family Spring break or Summer vacation trip doesn’t have to be an overwhelming feat. If you haven’t checked out part one of this little blog series, be sure to go back and do that for even more tips.

So, without further ado, here are some great planning ideas you should be putting into place to make your family trip easier.

Use Real Maps

Before you scoff or laugh at this suggestion, think about this - depending on where you’re traveling, you may not always have the best cell or GPS reception. Additionally, your digital maps might end up taking you on busy highways in order to get you to your destination quickly.

But, if you want to stop and enjoy the scenery, you’ll want to take some back roads or travel through towns. An old-fashioned map will never let you down. Not only will you never have to worry about “losing signal,” but it will provide you with every possible route, so you can choose your adventure as you go. Part of the fun of a road trip is taking your time and not rushing from place to place. It’s less about the destination and more about the journey.

Get Your Vehicle Checked Out

Whether you’re taking an RV or the family car, it’s a good idea to perform a few maintenance checks before hitting the road. If you’re loading up the RV and it’s been winterized, be sure to give it a once-over and make sure all of the fluids are topped off.

If you’re taking a car, check the tires and get an oil change before you go. By making sure your vehicle is in top shape before you head out on your trip, you’re less likely to run into a mechanical headache somewhere hundreds of miles from home.

Keep the Kids Entertained

Plan out some things to do in the car or RV that will keep your kids entertained. That doesn’t necessarily mean tossing them an iPad (though that is an option!). Don’t be afraid to get creative as you think of interesting ideas. Classic road trip games are always a hit. You can also create customized music playlists using apps like Spotify and have a family karaoke session while you’re driving.

The more you’re able to keep your kids entertained on the road, the less likely it is that you’ll hear “are we there yet?” a dozen times.

Hopefully, these helpful tips will get you started on your planning process as you think about warmer weather and quality time with your family. There are a lot of miles to cover this spring and summer, and this is just the beginning!

Have fun with your planning experience. After all, you know your family better than anyone, so take into consideration what would work best for everyone, and adapt your plan based on your own needs.

Feb 24th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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