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Getting ready for a spring break road trip?

A little advanced planning will save time, stress and make the trip more fun for the entire family.  Follow the 3P Approach:

Prepare:  Two weeks before the trip make a list of essentials you can’t forget (phone chargers, passports, etc.).  Pinterest has some great packing lists that include things you might not think of initially, like flashlights or reading glasses.   Start to tackle the laundry.  Set clothing for the trip aside and don’t put it back in the drawers.

Pack:  It might not be planned, but it’s always wise to pack one overnight bag with basics for all family members.  If an unexpected stop occurs, you won’t have to unload all the luggage. Bring a small cooler with water and snacks for the kids.  Keep all electronics together and handy in a separate bag.   Videos for the kids should be together and where they can locate them.

Be Pro-Active:  Make sure the driver is well rested and not distracted.  Have a couple of small surprises for the kids in the glove box.  They can be used to reward good behavior or to calm restless travelers.

Happy Trails!