Road trips are always a better travel idea and when the plan is of a family road trip, it just gets best. Going on a trip by road allows you to have a lot of fun as you get to spend more time with your family. It is a good way to bond stronger with your family which is not possible on that one hour flight from Delhi to Jaipur. However, family road trips need proper planning – more than what you do for normal trips by train or air. Of course you won’t want to miss out on any essentials which you couldn’t find elsewhere on the way. We have got you some family road trip ideas to ensure you make the most of the travel experience.
Decide your own adventure
No matter how long you drive (500 or 1000 kilometers), the control remains in your hand of when and how to reach the destination. You can enjoy the countryside and allure the beautiful landscape on your way. One of the biggest perks of road trips is you get to visit places which otherwise won’t be on your list (may be because you even don’t know if they exist, not until you saw it on the way) and as said stopping by unexpected places is where adventure lies. You have all the freedom to decide when and where you need to stop by visiting an attraction. Doesn’t this sound great for an ultimate family road trip?
No need of schedules
Family travel makes you plan thing on strict routine, especially your departure for the flight or train or bus. Doesn’t matter how pre-planned is your travel, rushing during last hours is something you just can’t get away with. It will always happen. Thank God, road trips save you from this last minute rush! True, your train or flight won’t wait while you pack that remaining stuff, but your car can. So, you decided to depart for the road trip by six in the morning, but your kids aren’t awake yet. No worries, you have all the time to get them ready as the car could still wait for an hour. Isn’t it great to plan your trip just like you want, staying at ease throughout? You need no schedules of departures and arrivals when you are on a trip in your own vehicle.
Save on flight tickets
Now here’s something that will encourage you making road trips with your family instead of those quick flights – Savings! Just imagine how much you can save on flight tickets by driving to the destination and talk not about the fares of last minute or business class flights if that’s all left for you due to the last moment travel plans. Just imagine how much you can save on flight tickets by driving a vehicle to the destination. You need not book 4 or 5 individual tickets for the trip rather get the petrol tank filled up, pack your essentials and head on to your travel destination. It would be an add-on if you have your own vehicle, no need to spend on renting a car. Going to stay for nights in Manali in winter? Don’t worry as you don’t need to pay for the rented car unnecessarily for days. That’s what we call a family road trip on a budget. You can decrease the number of figures in your travel expenses by taking a road trip to your favorite destination with your family.
Pack whatever you want
Unlike flight journeys, travelling by road lets you pack whatever you want without worrying about the limited space. Traveling with kids won’t ever let you pack light and in flights, you are made to decide between your ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ for the limited luggage barrier. However, this doesn’t count on road trips. You can pack whatever you want as you have all the space in the car. Want your favorite dress, that new book and those music CDs? Pack them all! Kids are always unpredictable, so make sure you get their comfort toys along? To cut it short, have all the “just in case” stuff.
Travel more frequently
As aforesaid, you get to save a lot on airfares, renting out a vehicle and enjoy other perks of family road trips. So, why not travel more often? You can have more memories for your family as your kids recall long road trips when they are grown-ups. Adding to your travel experiences is always a great thing and when you get to do this stress free and on a budget, you must take the call! If not long, shot weekend getaways to a beach or national park will bring a change in your otherwise stressed life and let you have quality time with your family. Family time is the best time!
Remember these family road trip ideas and plan one soon to one of your favorite destinations.