I love a good road trip! I’m a transplant from New York and now reside in North Carolina so it’s nothing for me to pack up the kids and take a road trip. I’ve been back and forth to New York so much, the time just flies in the car. It’s about eight hours of driving. My method to driving a long distance with two teens, a tween and a toddler has always been to drive during the night. I cook dinner, get them nice and full, make sure everyone uses the bathroom before we leave and hit the road around 11:00 pm! They fall asleep almost instantly and when they wake up we have reached our destination. Now in a perfect world I would be able to pull that off each road trip, BUT we don’t live in a perfect world! So, I’ve done some day driving with the kiddos in tow and not even an hour into the trip someone’s hungry, wants a snack or has to use the bathroom! Sound familiar?
This summer I have a few road trip destinations! Grandma usually takes the kids for a couple of weeks so New York is on the list. I’d love to take the kids to the North Carolina coast again; we went to Ocean Isle Beach in February and had a blast! The beach is definitely a summer getaway destination for us! I’ve always wanted to take the kids to Disney World and I’m waiting on my toddler to get a little older so he’ll really enjoy it. As a child my parents took me to Niagara Falls and I’d love to take my children to Niagara Falls and visit our Canadian relatives. A trip to Canada with the kids may be the longest trip we’ve ever taken. I think I’ll break that drive up a bit and put a really good travel plan together.
I think the best thing you can do when taking a road trip with children in tow is make them as comfortable as possible in the car. Snacks are a MUST! If you haven’t packed travel size meals in the car you’ll probably stop for food but, be sure to pack snacks. Twizzlers are a favorite of ours and you don’t have to worry about them spilling, melting, being messy, and they are easy to share amongst multiple children. My girls love the Twizzlers pull n’ peel! I’m old fashioned, I love the Twizzlers twists! I also travel with a portable DVD player and the kids watch movies while on the road. We have fun checking in on Four Square when we stop at rest areas or travel plazas and before you know it we’re there! For more product information head on over to the Twizzlers website.
Disclosure: I am entering a contest for a Twizzlers Landmark Summer promotion prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club. All opinions expressed are my own.