Travel Tips for Families with Kids
Canadian holidays don't have to be stressful when you are traveling with kids.
The key to keeping the fuss factor down to a minimum when you are on the road
is to have a plan and pace yourself. Trying to do too much in one day is a surefire
recipe for turning what should be an enjoyable experience into one that is full
of stress. Here are some tips to help make the process easier for the whole
1. Allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
If your ultimate destination is several hours from your home, it may be a
good idea to plan to drive over two or more days instead of pushing yourself
to arrive earlier. If you are traveling on or around statutory holidays, the
roads will be busy, and volume of traffic may slow your progress. Taking a break
and allowing yourself and your children to rest will mean everyone will be less
cranky on arrival.
2. Pack nutritious snacks to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Fruit, crackers, cheese, and bottles of water can help everyone in your vehicle
to avoid feeling hungry on long car trips. Children of all ages can get cranky
when they haven't had anything to eat for a while, and these items are easy
3. Plan a route that includes taking rest breaks.
Everyone in your family, including you, needs to take a break from sitting
in the car. At the very least, plan to stop every few hours for a washroom break
and to stretch your legs. A much better choice would be to map out your route
so that you can stop to visit some points of interest along your route and have
a relaxing drive on your way to your ultimate vacation destination.