So you're thinking of taking a vacation, but you might not be convinced that you should take a road trip with your kids. I mean, if the thought of the entire family stuck in a car for hours doesn't appeal to you (or majorly stresses you out just contemplating what it would be like), please read this post through to the end.
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You see, I've been there with my kids. Thinking that if our family couldn't afford an all-out fly somewhere vacation then we weren't going to go anywhere at all. All I could think about was the stress of being stuck in the car with the kids…the noise, the mess, the stress.
Yes, road trips can be a bit of a challenge when you have kids. But they're definitely not impossible, and really do have an upside.
Consider these reasons you should take a road trip with your kids.
It's a Less Expensive Way for Families to Get out of the House and Travel.
Many people do want to get out and travel but just don't have the means to pay for airfare along with food, lodging, and all the other expenses that go along with taking a vacation. Taking a road trip, especially if you're sticking closer to home, can really save you in the expense department. And trust me, that extra money will come in handy when paying for all the food and snacks your kids will need. 🙂
You Get to Experience All The Places You're Traveling Through on the Way to Where You're Going
Traveling with children, you will definitely be making a lot of stops. This can actually be a good thing. It might force you to slow down and enjoy the journey. Stop and see the sights, enjoy the cities or country side you're traveling through, and really soak up the whole experience. Make memories, and take lots of pictures!
You'll Regret it if You Don't.
They're only young once. Before you know it, they'll be grown and probably won't be coming home to go on any sort of vacation with you at all. Cherish the time you have together when they're little, and make the most of every opportunity. One day you will give anything to go back in time and hear your kids screeching from the backseat….”Are we there yet?!”
Tell me, where would you like to take a road trip with your kids? Let us know in the comments!