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Tips For Planning A Road Trip #VRMonth

Everyone looks forward to their vacation. It’s a few days from work to relax and refresh. You can sleep in, stay up late, and usually avoid making 3 meals a day. No matter what your plan for your vacation, it’s a time to have fun!

Tips For Planning A Road Trip #VRMonth In May we took a 2 week road trip from Florida to South Carolina to Tennessee to Kentucky then to Georgia and finally back home to Florida. Then a month later we packed up everything we owned to moved to Kentucky. After all that time on the road, our family is really good at taking road tips! Hopefully these tips will help make your road trip a little easier.

If you think your family eats a lot when they are home – think about how many times they will say they are hungry on the road! I pack a small cooler with drinks and I have a small cardboard box for snacks. We usually have trail mix, carrots, celery, sandwiches, granola bars, and cereal (to eat without milk). These are easy to pack and are not loaded with sugar.

It’s important to keep the kid’s entertained. My kids have handheld gaming systems that they can play part of the time. We also borrowed a dual DVD player so they could watch a few movies on the road. (Tip- my sister bought her DVD player on a Facebook group for about $35. This is an awesome investment when you plan on spending many hours on the road.)

We found some activity books in the dollar section. They had tic tack toe, crossword puzzles, and word searches. Since both my kids had the same book they could have a little competition to see who could complete the task first.

Tips For Planning A Road Trip #VRMonth

You should also make sure your vehicle is ready for a road trip. It is so important to check the tire pressure – this could prevent an accident and it will save you gas money. Clean out your car before your trip. It’s also a good idea to have a few grocery bags handy for all the trash you will accumulate. If you have a road side assistance policy, have that information handy before the trip.

I always plan out our trip. I want to know where we are going and how we are getting there. We are not the types of travelers that just sleep at a hotel. We want stay somewhere that is comfortable and spacious. We have already spent several hours crammed in a car – it’s time to stretch out and have fun with our family.

Getting a vacation rental is the best place to stay. At Wyndham Vacation Rentals you get extra space, greater value, more privacy and home-like amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and multiple bedrooms. I get really tired of eating out on the road so we can eat breakfast in the room and pick up a few items to make sandwiches to take on the road with us. You could also prepare a home cooked dinner in the fully-equipped kitchens. (Think of all the money and calories you can save!)

The in room washer and dryer is also a huge perk. If I had to pack enough clothes for our entire trip there would not be enough room for people in our car.

If you have ever traveled with kids, you will understand why it’s important to have a separate bedroom and bathroom. We can send the kids in one room to watch TV and we can watch our own show.

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The best advice I can give is to recharge and relax at a Wyndham Vacation RentalsOn average, vacation rental travelers report having saved $106 per day, or $742 over the course of a week, by preparing some meals in their vacation rental. The average price per bedroom per night for a vacation rental is $72.40 compared to $120.98 for hotels.

Tips For Planning A Road Trip #VRMonth

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My next road trip will include an actual vacation. I want to spend more time in an area a relax a little more with my family. Our parents and sisters are spread out between Kentucky, Florida, and South Carolina so I would love to get a Wyndham Vacation Rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This Rushing Water Lodge looks like it could be the perfect option for a nice family reunion.

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Tips For Planning A Road Trip #VRMonth

The most important tip I can give you is to take lots of pictures, have fun, and don’t be in a hurry. When you are on a road trip, you may even find some cool places to stop along the way!

What’s your best road trip tip?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Tips For Planning A Road Trip With Kids

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Toni | BoulderLocavore

Sunday 19th of July 2015

We love a good road trip too and are amdist planning for a big one right now. It always feels like playing Whack a Mole just before leaving getting all the details done! You have a great prep list!

Candy o

Sunday 19th of July 2015

Snacks. Well if you are traveling with little ones, snacks are you best friend. They get cranky? Bring out the snacks.


Sunday 19th of July 2015

These are awesome vacation tips! Rental homes offer so many amenities that hotels cannot provide, especially for our family

Ora Lee Gurr

Saturday 18th of July 2015

My best road tip is letting at least 2 good friends or sensible relatives know your trip itinerary. There are so many places with no internet signal. If someone knows where you last checked in at, and you haven't arrived at the next location at a reasonable time, it makes it easier to find out where you're stuck at. Thanks for the great suggestions. Wyndham is an excellent choice.

Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

Friday 17th of July 2015

We finally took a road trip for a weekend getaway, and it was awesome!! My tip would be a trash bag. My car was a disaster after!

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