Hitting the road with the kids this holiday season? Here’s how to prepare.
Nothing says Happy Holidays like a long trip with the kids! For most people, traveling with children is often their least favorite part of the package. If you have friends and family that are a road trip away, you will know that driving in holiday traffic with restless children in the backseat can be the start of a nightmare. To keep your sanity and your cool, check out these tips.
Plan your route.
Make sure that you know which route you’ll take. Then, plan a whole different route in case you encounter heavy traffic or road closures. You’ll want to make sure you know how long the adventure will take and where you’ll be able to stop along the way.
Pack healthy snacks.
Pack food and drink for the trip. It’s cheaper than buying it at convenience stops, and it entertains small children for decent periods. Pack lollies that take time to chew and plenty of fresh fruit and water instead of junk food.
Bring your child’s favorite toy, movie, game, or book along for the ride. Tucking in a new or forgotten plaything is often a hit as it gives kids something different to concentrate on.
Prep for possible bad weather.
If your holiday travels include snowy regions, be sure to tuck a small shovel, blanket, de-icer, gloves, and other necessities into your vehicle. Check the weather forecast beforehand so you know about forecasted rainstorms or other weather possibilities and can prep for them.
Your kids are going to get restless no matter how much you try to entertain them. Try to work in stops that occur before you think the kids will meltdown, especially knowing there will be more traffic on the roads. You’ll also want to leave yourself enough time so that you don’t feel rushed or intimidated by roadways crowded with holiday travelers.
Need more advice? Check out our tips on how to stay healthy while you travel over the holiday season!
We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable journey to your holiday destination! For all of your commercial and personal insurance needs, contact the professionals at C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol, Connecticut!