7 Dos and Don'ts for Family Road Trips

Photo by: Jacinda Boneau
The Car
Do get off to a great start and have your nasty mini-van car detailed before you leave. Don't be sad when it looks like it has been ravaged by chimpanzees within ... more 
Photo by: Jacinda Boneau
The Car
Do get off to a great start and have your nasty mini-van car detailed before you leave. Don't be sad when it looks like it has been ravaged by chimpanzees within hours.
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Fri, Oct 19, 2012 5:50 PM EDT
Growing up my husband's family spent their vacations on road-trips all over the United States, visiting relatives and national parks. Meanwhile, my family was traveling an hour to the beach and pouring out of the car like crazed circus clowns trapped for a week. I don't come from road trip people, but I married into a family of drivers, and I'm trying to embrace the road. I've learned a few things along the way, so here are 7 tried-and-true tips to make your next long drive with small children fun, not frustrating! - By Jacinda Boneau



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