Topic: Road Trip Checklist

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Going on a Road Trip – Family Style

Going on a Road Trip – Family Style

November 20, 2011 No Comments Like any other form of travel, road trips take time and planning, especially with the children in tow. I’ve always preferred road trips to almost any other form of vacation transportation, although time constraints versus long distances or overseas trips obviously preclude them. For us, the advantage is being able to tote a lot of ...

 

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Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

July 16, 2011 No Comments Traveling with children can be a challenge whether it is by airplane or car. A little planning can make the difference between a dream vacation and a travel disaster. Here are some tips to make it go more smoothly. Plan Ahead with a List Make a list and check it twice (or thrice). Jot down ...

 

Picking Accommodations for Your Family

Picking Accommodations for Your Family

February 25, 2011 No Comments After I know where my family wants to go, the very first thing I do when planning a family vacation is to decide where we’re going to stay. For us, that comes before researching inexpensive air fare or travel routes. Pick a destination, find a good hotel, bed and breakfast, rented apartment or condo, motel ...

 

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Nutrition When Travelling: Eating Healthy in Unfamiliar Destinations

Nutrition When Travelling: Eating Healthy in Unfamiliar Destinations

February 1, 2011 No Comments Travel is fraught with opportunities to completely blow your family’s diet. Fast food restaurants and greasy spoons beckon hungry road trippers, while many airlines have cut back the in-flight options to stale potato chips or high-sugar candy. The good news is that it is entirely possible to make healthy dining options during your trip. The ...

 

Where Are We Going? GPS, Maps and Old-Fashioned Common Sense

Where Are We Going? GPS, Maps and Old-Fashioned Common Sense

February 1, 2011 No Comments Those who are adults today remember the ongoing road trip debate: do we ask for directions or not? It was often portrayed as a competition between men and women, with men refusing to stop and ask. Today that debate, once ongoing fodder for sitcom storylines, seems almost quaint. Now the more relevant question is: should ...

 

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Are We There Yet? Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

Are We There Yet? Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

January 31, 2011 No Comments Since the early days of road trips, kids have asked the same question. “Are we there yet?” Although road trips can be a lot of fun, being stuck in the seat of a car for hours on end can be boring and frustrating for adults and kids alike. Thankfully there are more options today than ...

 

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Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

Staying Connected on the Road: Internet Options for Travelers

January 17, 2011 No Comments Anyone who is an adult today can remember when staying connected during a trip meant an occasional phone call to the office and postcards to friends and relatives. Today, however, we live in an always-on internet world. Disconnecting for a week or more can be impractical or simply impossible. While there is no magical solution ...

 

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Handling Emergencies on the Road

Handling Emergencies on the Road

January 11, 2011 No Comments If you travel extensively, the odds are good that you will eventually encounter an emergency situation while on the road. Exposure to unfamiliar germs, changes in sleeping and eating schedules, strange foods and activities that increase your risk of injury are all common parts of any vacation. Dealing with an emergency at home is never ...

 

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Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

Tent Camping With Kids – Valuable Tips

December 15, 2010 1 Comment Tent camping and kids are a natural fit. What child doesn’t enjoy the chance to run around in the woods, tell spooky stories by the campfire, and sleep in a tent? For the parents, however, the sheer list of tasks involved in tent camping can seem like a nightmare. Depending on the park’s housekeeping staff, ...

 

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Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

Family Travel Planning: Dining and packing for small travelers

December 7, 2010 No Comments   Possibly the two most important elements of any trip – with or without children – are what you’ll eat and what essential but sometimes forgotten items you’ll bring on your journey.  Let’s start with a look at mealtime. Not exactly a news flash, is it? When you get hungry, you get cranky. Small children ...

 

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