Planning & Packing

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4 Tips to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip!

08.21.2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Advance Auto Parts. As always, the opinions and text are all mine! Getting ready for a road trip involves more than packing clothes and planning activities for the kids- you have to get your car ready for the road too. It is important to be […]

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Want to Plan a Road Trip? Here’s 5 Steps to Get You Started!

05.21.2014

Recently a Great Family Road Trips reader (and in-real-life friend) Shari asked: “We are planning a short road trip from CT to Chicago at the end of June. We are giving ourselves 1 week. Where is a good place to start for finding family friendly hotels, activities, food, rest stops, etc.?” YES! A road-trip in […]

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Stretching Your Road Trip Budget… by Camping!

04.28.2014

When I look at our family’s travel budget, I like to approach it from the standpoint of trying to figure out how much road-tripping we can pack into the summer months while stretching our budget as far as we can. Sure I can take, say $1500 and spend it all in 5 days at a […]

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Tips for Road Trips Over the Holidays

04.17.2014

Our family has taken plenty of road trips over the years where we have either arrived or departed on a major holiday. With family living so far away from our home, and vacation days off from work coinciding with national holidays, holidays can actually be great times for taking a road trip to see family […]

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To Do or Not To DO Laundry On a Road Trip…

03.21.2014

I think when it comes to doing laundry while traveling with your family you are firmly in one of two groups. Either you believe that it’s better to pack less clothes and wash items while traveling, or you are like me and belong to the group that declares, “There is NO WAY I am doing […]

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How to Plan a Road Trip!

03.20.2014

There’s a saying in the business world that success is 90% preparation and 10% perspiration… and I would say that the same holds true for a road trip or any type of family vacation. If we equate “success” with having fun together, enjoying some new experiences, and feeling as if we’ve had a break from […]

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