This year we decided to drive to our family’s in Florida. Crazy I know. Hubs had some extra time off and his company closes for the week between Christmas and New Years. We decided it would be the perfect opportunity to get out of the cold weather in Philly and spend the holidays in Florida with our families.
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Which reminds me, one of our friends who lives in Illinois was actually involved in a bad car accident while on a road trip. We spoke to her just last night and she told us that she is thinking of contacting a Noll Law Office car accident attorney as she is convinced that the other driver was to blame for the collision. I hope she makes a speedy recovery and gets back on the road soon. It just goes to show that you should always be extra cautious when driving.
Since we were going to be gone for 3 weeks I didn’t feel comfortable boarding the dogs for that long. We decided that we would drive to Florida with the 2 dogs yorkies and Little Dude. It is the first time we are driving to Florida and it very well may be the last time. Who knows!
Hubs and I planned on leaving after he finished work. We have a quick dinner before we would leave and then hit the road. I put Little Dude in PJ’s and put on a movie for him. He would be fast asleep within a few hours. I planned on napping in the afternoon and figured I would take the first shift of driving so hubs could nap while I drove. Then once I got tired he would take over. We thought driving through the night would be the best option that way Little Dude and the dogs would sleep for most of the trip.
If anything, this road trip made us realize that we might need to invest in a new car soon. We do love our current car, but it is about time that we upgraded. Our friend recommended that we check out the best selection of used vehicles from Conklin Cars, so watch this space!
Traveling is hard enough, then add traveling over the holidays. It doubles the stress for everyone. Fighting traffic, flight delays, and crowds are no fun but being prepared sure helps matters. These 10 tips and trick helped our 16 hour drive.
Top 5 Tips for Holiday Travel:
- If a long car ride is part of your travel, leave as early as possible, or drive at night so the kids sleep. Plan in extra time to account for unplanned stops or traffic.
- Eat at home before you leave, don’t expect your kiddos to sit in a restaurant then sit in the car. Bring lots snacks & drinks with you.
- Map out your route, print out directions, and plan for potty breaks and stretching breaks.
- Bring a ton of road trip activities and have a few “new” items with you. Download some new movies or shows to watch en-route or download a few new game.
- If your child has a special blanket, pacifier, stuffed toy etc bring it.