Setting off on holiday with your family is one of the best feelings in the world. You’re thinking about your destination and dreaming of rest and relaxation by the campfire or the beach or wherever your cosy camper might be taking you. It’s blissful thinking until you close that van door, buckle up and realise what lies ahead on the journey: pandemonium. Travelling with kids can be a bit of a nightmare but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips and tricks that will ease up your road trip and your holiday time overall.
Take Care and Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is some kind of Mom superpower. We just have a way of knowing all the right things to consider, health, safety and security being some of the first and most important. Insurance might not be the most exciting aspect of your holiday, but it is certainly a crucial one. Making sure your car is covered with a great insurance policy will help you and your family rest at ease knowing that you’re taken care of in case anything happens. Working with van insurance specialists like One Sure is a great way to get exactly what you need for your family and vehicle and remove a major element of stress without any effort.
Long hours in a car can be boring even for fully-fledgedadults. Imagine how tedious they might be for your little ones? Sitting still for hours on end can be a nightmare for them, so it might be a good idea to break your long road trips up into sections. Before you set off, check out your route and spot fun places to stop along the way. The road trip is half the fun of the holiday so making stops at parks, restaurants and sight-seeing venues can be a great way to add some spice to the trip and make the travel more manageable for the younger members of the family. If you can, staying out of the car for a few hours or even overnight will make it feel less like they’re trapped. This might take some research and even extend your travel time, but it’ll be worth it to have a van free of grumpy kids.
In a camper van, you do have the luxury of space – at least more space than your average SUV. Use this space to your advantage by packing some travel aids for the kids. Consider a box filled with some things to keep your children busy while you’re on the road. This can include things like books to look at, colouring books and crayons and perhaps some travel-friendly games that they can play. Toddlers and babies can be kept busy with toys and rattles too. Having an activity box will be helpful when you reach your destination as well – when Mom and Dad are tired and want a quiet night in, it’s always a good idea to have something fun to keep the kids entertained with while you pour a glass of wine.