your family to have the time of its life on your next trip, remember a few
Where you going? Be sure to map out where your adventures will take you.
Although some trips can be on a whim, they usually work better when concrete
plans are in place.
What are you driving? It is very important you have a safe and reliable vehicle
for every trip. Go over all your vehicle’s maintenance needs before leaving
your driveway. Make sure to check items like fluid levels, tires, brakes and
more. The last thing you want is to break down or have an accident due to
What technology will be with you? The technology in your vehicle is as
important as its maintenance needs. If traveling in a camper, a backup
camera for your RV is quite useful. It will decrease the chances
of an accident with another vehicle or pedestrian. Also be sure to have at
least one working cell phone on the trip.
Where is the nearest medical facility? – In mapping out your road trip, be sure
to account for urgent care facilities and hospital along the way. You never
know when a medical emergency can occur, so prepare nonetheless.
Let Costs Get You Down
there is one down side in traveling for many families it is the costs to do so.
increased cost of living expenses, it can be difficult to even get away for a
short vacation often.
that you do not obsess over money in planning and taking your trip, look at the
Drive or fly?
– If you are planning on being out on the road far from home, would it be
better to fly the family to your destination/s? Although airline tickets can be expensive,
driving long distances can add up too. Weigh the pros/cons of flying versus
driving to see which is the better deal?
Hotel expenses – For many, having a place to put their heads on a comfortable
pillow each night is enough. You do not have to go for the most expensive
hotels/resorts on each trip. Also look at including weeknights in your plans.
They are cheaper than staying weekends at most places.
· Dining – While not taking peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for each meal, you can scale back dining costs on
the road. You can plan on a nice night or two out for
a family meal, while getting fast food etc. on other occasions.
road trips provide great bonding times and many memories.
the time has come for your family to hit the road, what are you waiting for?