Tips for Planning a Family Road Trip

by Kevin Smith Author

You finally decided on where you want to go on your family road trip. You’re hoping it’s one to remember and that you will have hilarious and heartfelt stories to tell years down the road. But, as with most things, a great family road trip needs some careful planning to make sure it goes by without a hitch. Even though things might not as you expect no matter how hard you plan, it’s always best to a course of events set in stone. If you’re planning a trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there are many family friendly resorts in Minnesota that can accommodate your family comfortably.

Plan On-the-road Entertainment

Obviously, if you’re driving to your destination, your children will ask that dreaded question no parent wants to hear: “Are we there yet?” That is why you need to have games or toys in mind that are sure to provide an adequate diversion for your kids to behave on the long drive. Whether it be a mobile gaming device, a classic game of “I Spy,” or even books, there’s always one thing that is sure to give your kids hours of entertainment. You know what your kids like, so take advantage of that and use them accordingly on the trip.

Pack Plenty of Food

Naturally, on a long trip, you’re bound to have the occasional stomach rumble. Meal prepping lunches and healthy snacks before heading out is a great to stay nourished and avoid spending unnecessary money on restaurants along the way. This is also a great opportunity to travel greener and use reusable water bottles so you don’t continuously buy plastic water bottles along the way.

Research Areas of Interest

If you’re traveling to a place you’ve never been to before, it might do you good to research the main attractions in that area and find out if the family is interested in checking them out. Whether it be zoos, museums, local sporting events, or other points of interest, you’re likely to find a great way to experience this new location and what it has to offer.

Schedule Downtime

During a long drive, it’s important for safety reasons to make scheduled stops so everyone can rest and stretch their bodies. Once you get to your location, you might be tempted to immediately go out and try to take in as much of the place as possible, but everyone might be tired after a long drive. So, include some much-needed downtime in your schedule.

One last thing to remember as well is to have everyone involved in the planning stages to make sure you’re all on the same page and agree on the itinerary. That is but one way your trip to one of the many family friendly resorts in Minnesota pans out just like you imagined it.

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