What are the Best Ways to Car-Travel with Kids This Holiday Season?
Tips for Holiday Travel in the Car with Kids
As much as we love the holiday season, we know that it can be stressful for those who need to travel by car to visit relatives. Like many, you find yourself forced to take the Mitsubishi out on the road with a snowstorm threatening to cross paths with you, and your mother doesn’t see that as a good enough excuse to not visit her two states away. It might be her last Christmas, after all (something that she has been saying for the last decade). Then there are your two kids – one of whom is a rambunctious 8-year-old who can’t sit still for two minutes and the other is a 2-year-old who lets out ear-splitting screeches after riding for half an hour. How are you going to make it through this holiday road trip?
Luckily, we have some tips to help you keep the kids calm during the long trip to Grandma’s house:
- First, know that it is okay to say no to road tripping – especially if bad weather is on the way or your kids are just not up for the long ride. Your family’s safety and your sanity are the most important things this holiday season.
- If you are confident that you will be fine with your Mitsubishi model’s amazing Super All-Wheel Control drivetrain system, try to travel before the weather really starts to get ugly. Keep an eye on the weather radar.
- Make sure that the kids have a nap before hitting the road.
- Pack some healthy and mess-free snacks.
- Create a playlist of favorite holiday songs to keep the kids entertained or calm.
- Bring along some other forms of entertainment for the kids like portable DVD players. If you want to limit your kids’ screen time, books and stuffed animals are also great options.
- Take breaks once in a while and walk around so the kids can let off some steam.
Happy Holidays and Happy Traveling!