How to prepare for a road trip with children

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http://www.scenic.com/ | Road trips can be fun, tiring, beautiful, and overwhelming especially when you bring children. We have put together a few tips and tricks on how to make the most of your family road trip.

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  • 1. No matter where you are going, whether its to the Grand Canyon or Grandmashouse, road trips can take a lot out of you especially if you have kids. We havecompiled some great tips for you and your family to make it through any road trip.

2. The planning has to startbefore everyone pilesinto the car.If you are using a childcar seat, make sure it hasbeen installed correctly.Double check thateveryone is wearing hisor her seat belts. 3. A key decision to make is whenwould you like to do most of thedriving? If you leave early in themorning or later in the evening yourkids may end up sleeping through amajority of the trip helping you toconcentrate on road. 4. Before heading out, plot outa few places to stop and eat.Having a meal will helpbreak up the monotony ofthe trip for your kids. Also,knowing where you aregoing to stop in advance willhelp your family from beingstuck miles and miles awayfrom the nearest restaurant. 5. Pack a bag of books, games, action figures,and any toys that will keep your kidsentertained. One thing to remember, dontbring anything that will annoy you. If theirvideogames have sound, consider bringingheadphones for them. 6. One thing you dont wantwhen you are stuck in the carfor long periods of time restless kids. Avoid snacks anddrinks with high amounts ofsugar or caffeine. Beforehitting the road, make a bag ofhealthy snacks for everyone inthe car to share peanut buttercelery sticks, low-fat cheeseand crackers, or lettuce wrapswith lunchmeat are all greatoptions and kid favorites. 7. Car games can keep everyone from beingbored. Play the games you played whenyou were a kid or go online and find newgames that can become a family tradition.Classic road trip games include Slug-a-Bug,I Spy, and 20 Questions. 8. Pillows, and blankets can be lifesavers. The more comfortableyour children are the less likely they are to be upset or grumpy.Bathroom breaks around the two-hour mark can also alloweveryone to stretch his or her legs. Have the kids run around fora couple minutes, so that they can settle in for more car time. 9. For over 50 years, Scenic Airlines has been the standard in aerial sightseeing tours. Theywere the first company to offer an airborne tour over the Grand Canyon. Over 300,000people a year fly with Scenic Airlines, its no wonder that their name has becomesynonymous with the Grand Canyon and exceptional customer service.For more information, please call (800) 634-6801 or visit http://www.scenic.com/.