My husband and I have done quite a few long distance road trips with our kids. Actually, before we were parents, but now that I’m a mom I realise that those trips don’t count when it comes to the essential requirements of a successful family road trip.
The number one rule: Always Be Prepared!
Road trips are actually my favourite form of family travel. Most of these trips took place when we were living in Zimbabwe and South Africa and frequently travelled between the two countries, most often via Botswana. But I do vaguely remember some of the tips we took when we lived in the UK … BK (Before Kids)! I think the one that will always hold a special place in my heart is the one we took through Scotland in July 2007!
We packed our kit bag each for a four-day trip, threw in an extra jacket even though it was ‘summer’ and off we went.
However … AK (After Kids), a family road trip, and everything else in life, takes a bit more planning, preparation and space!!!