There is no doubt that holiday travel with your family can be taxing. We want to make sure the time spent in your car is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Try these tips:
Don’t forget the pillows. Traveling is exhausting. Make sure your kids are comfortable enough to take a nap.
A car charger is a must. DVD players and phones help pass the time, but forgetting their chargers can be a disaster. Chargers need to be on your packing list.
Stretch your legs at a pit stop: playgrounds, public libraries, coffee shops, aquariums etc. The list of possible pit stops are endless. Try incorporating one into your travel plan. It, most likely, will turn into a mini-adventure!
Be prepared for cold weather. Bring emergency blankets, coats, and sweaters for your entire family.
Dry erase boards are the best. They come in all different sizes and are a great way for your kids to pass the time.
Use your GPS, iPhone, or even a plain old map to plan your trip before you start driving. It will cut down the time spent in the car.
Books, books, and more books. Even try listening to an audiobook during your road trip. For non-readers, stock up on coloring books, crayons, and markers.
Kids love post-it notes. Post-it notes are a fun to draw on, and even more fun, for your kids to stick around in your car.
Bring a camera. It is a great way to document your trip and to give your children something fun and creative to do!
An engine malfunction on your road trip is probably one of your worst nightmares, so bring your car in for a check-up before you begin.
If you need to prepare your vehicle for your upcoming road trip, Robert’s Collision & Repair will be happy to take great care of your oil changes, tire service, full service car repair, and vehicle maintenance. Call for an appointment at 831-373-1534, and visit our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940.