(NC)—Whether it’s your first road trip or an annual getaway, preparation is the key to a stress free journey. To help get you started, Days Inns Canada offers the following advice:
Fun for All Ages: Pack a special travel bag full of favourite items such as games, books, toys and electronics. With plenty of activities on hand, time will fly by and help keep kids entertained for hours.
Snack Attack: Be sure to pack an assortment of snacks to keep the kids from getting hungry between meals. Make the car ride memorable with special treats that they usually don’t get at home.
Schedule Stops Along the Way: Make the road trip exciting and take advantage of sights along the way. Plan routine breaks so that they whole family can stretch and burn off some energy.
Family First: Keep the family entertained on a budget by choosing a hotel with kid-friendly amenities like an indoor pool and waterslide. Days Inn tells us that kids 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with a guardian.
Plan Ahead: Get the kids involved in the planning process to help create excitement. Research your destination and remember to book hotel reservations well in advance. Look for national hotel chains that cater to families and offer loyalty rewards programs like Wyndham Rewards.
Be Prepared: Always carry an emergency kit and keep it well stocked with the basics like first-aid supplies, extra water, blankets, flares and a flashlight.