The winter months are some of the busiest times of year for road trips, whether you're going to Grandma's or on vacation everyone seems to be out on the roads. More and more families are opting to drive during the holiday season due to increasing airfare prices. Opting to drive instead of flying has several advantages but there are my 5 tips that will help your winter road trips run a little smoother.
Carry Chains: Make sure you have chains in your vehicle. You never know when you are going to end up in the middle of a snow storm and having chains for your tires is a lifesaver!
Have a Safety Kit: Anytime you are traveling during the winter months you are bound to come across some cold weather. You would not want to end up with a broken down car while the temperatures are dropping. Make sure you have a safety kit, a few blankets, and even a couple candles in the car just in case. Being prepared is better than being stuck and not having anything.
Bring Extra Food: Anytime you are going on a road trip you should always bring drinking water and food! Pack up a snack pack for everyone in the car and make sure you are packing healthy treats. I don't know about you but it seems like every time we get in the car and start driving someone ends up being hungry and I would rather pack snacks which only take a few minutes and will save a lot of money compared to stopping at a gas station.
Check the Conditions: Before you head off on your road trip make sure to check the weather and road reports. You will want to try to beware of any possible weather conditions you might be facing and if there are any road closures.
Entertainment: “Are we there yet?”, I'm assuming that I am not the only one who doesn't like hearing that questions. Road trips are long and tiring for adults, so imagine how kids feel! Make sure to pack lots of entertainment for the whole family. Card games, coloring books, music and road trip games are all great ways to keep the road trip boredom to a minimum. Packing a few electronics that has some movies for the kids to watch makes the time go a little faster for them, so charge up your devices and bring an external battery pack!
What's the longest road trip you have ever taken with your family?
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