Thursday, August 01, 2013

Long Family Road Trip? Liven it Up With These Fun Tips Ideas!


If you have a road trip planned for the near future, whether it be across the state or across the country, the last thing you want is to face severe boredom while you are behind the wheel. After all, boredom while driving can inevitably lead to fatigue, which reduces your attention and reaction times while driving. This can be downright dangerous, especially if you are driving with precious cargo such as children or other family members in the car. While listening to music or your favorite radio show can liven up the trip, the fact remains that there are better ways to make your family road trip more exciting for everybody in the car. This creates a more enjoyable experience for everybody as you make your way to your ultimate destination.

Play Driving Games
If you want to keep everybody in the car engaged and having fun, you might want to start off by playing some popular and fun road games. One of the most popular of these is "Eye Spy," where each person in the car takes turns picking out one thing--either in the car or outside of it--and giving clues as to its appearance until somebody else guesses what it is. This is a great game to play with other adults or young ones. The only thing to be careful of is to make sure that the object that is chosen is something that is in plain view by all people in the car for a prolonged period of time. For example, spying an image on a billboard would be unfair, as it will be impossible to guess once the vehicle passes that billboard!

Another popular driving game is one that involves counting. This is a great way to keep everybody in the car alert and having fun at the same time. At the beginning of the game, everybody agrees on an object that they will look for while driving. A common choice is an American flag. The driver and all passengers are then to keep a tally of how many American flags they see along the way. The person with the most at the end of the game wins. This can be a fun activity that can last for as long as you want. Just be sure to pick an object that is fairly common to avoid boredom.

Sing Along!
If you and the passengers in your car have a musician or album that you can agree to, consider listening to it and singing along. Not only can this be a lot of fun and plenty entertaining, but it is a great way to keep from getting fatigued wile behind the wheel.

By keeping these fun tips in mind, you can be sure to have an exciting road trip with everybody in the car.

About the Author:

Having two children of her own, Jessica Atlass loves to share ideas and experiences about her family road-trips. Aside from her parenting duties, she is an avid blogger who loves to blog about how to juggle family finances. Read her guide on how to save money on car insurance in Cambridge, Ontario on
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  1. counting how many lamp posts we have? Ha :D

  2. We do a lot of Eye Spy everywhere. My daughter always changes the subject in the middle just so we don't guess what it is. smiles.