If you’re hitting the road with your family on your next holiday, you might already be dreading it, and we honestly wouldn’t blame you. There’s a lot that can go wrong on a family road trip. For instance, the car could break down and then you could be stranded on the side of the road with one or two disgruntled little angels in the back seat. Then, of course, there’s the endless ‘are we there yet’ if they are bored or uncomfortable. The good news is that there are a few ways to make road trips with the family a lot easier and we can show you how.
Take Your Own Car
Most parents are aware that young children hate change. They can’t stand it when their typical routine is interrupted so you can imagine how they feel about rented cars. Sometimes they can’t get comfortable, other times they just don’t like how it feels and might even get car sick. Then there’s the added problem of getting the wrong car. You’ve got the baby seat, you’ve rented a vehicle, but unfortunately, the vehicle you’ve rented doesn’t fit the baby seat properly. See the issue?
It’s far better to just take your own set of wheels on your next family vacation. You might be worried about how you can possibly get your car to the place where you’re vacationing in Australia. Not to worry, there are car transport companies that will fix this for you and make sure your vehicle is waiting when you arrive.
Get Some Entertainment
If it’s going to be a long road trip, anything more than four hours, we certainly recommend that you pack some entertainment for the kids. If you’re taking your own car, this isn’t a problem. You might already have some portable DVD players in the back for them so that they can happily watch their shows or movies for a few hours. Of course, it’s possible that you don’t have anything like this. If that’s the case, you’re probably going to need to prep up on your marathon I-spy skills and counting cars. Yeah…it’s best to get those screens fitted sooner rather than later.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re renting a car or taking your own. Make sure you get it checked out before you set off. You need to make sure that it’s not going to break down at the side of the road after a couple of miles. If you are leasing a car, it’s worth driving it around the parking lot a few times. This will also give you a chance to get used to the vehicle before you take it out on the road.
Finally, make sure that you have a lot of snacks packed for any long car journey and of course drinks. If you don’t, you’re looking at at least a few stops for some hungry, thirsty children. Although, you might want to avoid snacks that are too high in sugar. Otherwise, they might spend the trip bouncing off the back seat.