Our family really enjoys taking road trips. I have to credit my husband for not only planning some amazing trips but actually taking the time to show our family America’s history. Some of our favorite trips have been to National Parks and historical sights and we’ve taken trips that have lasted an entire month! Taking road trips during summer has been a great way for our family to really connect. We are away from all of the distractions and it’s such a great way to spend time together. I have found that in these moments we find ways to try connect and teach our children. It’s such a great way to bond as a family and I can see us taking road trips with our family as long as we can.
My favorite road trip was our last one, two weeks and we saw everything that California had to offer. Our children were so enriched with activities every day and we all made lifelong memories together. The more my children are getting older the more and more I am enjoying trips like this with them.
There are some things I’ve learned about road trips and that is that everyone needs to be comfortable. I remember driving hours into Yosemite National park and our little ones were so hungry and had to use the restroom but there was nothing in sight. I think in so many instances my husband and I have asked our selves why we have’t just rented an RV. There are so many advantages to RVing.
RVing is incredibly affordble in fact just consider how many meals and how many hotel night stays it would take a family of 5 for a two week long road trip. Those expenses add up and by taking your comforts of home with you like the kitchen and restroom you can save yourself some travel woes. Every parent knows that some those public bathrooms at rest stops sometimes aren’t the friendliest of places to visit with children but with an RV you don’t have to stop! I really like the idea of my girls being able to take all their comforts from home without having a packed car and kiddos can be comfortable with plenty of their own things to keep them occupied. I personally love the idea of more space and not packing in and out of hotel rooms too. Having an RV on our big road trips would also make the trip easier in many ways.
Need ideas on activities to do or where to go? I love the idea of seeing National Parks and exploring this wonderful country that is so rich in heritage and history.
Thought Starters for Inspiration on Road Trips:
- A weeklong photo challenge to document a family road trip – have the kiddos keep a travel journal too.
- Relive an old family road trip with your family and retake the same family photos.
- Take a movie-inspired road trip!
- Get your family to participate in a game or activity (outdoors) that brings back fond memories of your childhood.
- Visit the National Parks – explore some history!
Check out Go RVing.com where you will be able to find some wonderful resources of RVs and even some tips and tricks for travel.
What are some ways you’ve made memories road tripping with your family?
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