So here is a list of thing you can do to make sure you car journey is a good car journey.
1. Safety First
To make sure that your car journey will be a good one, that means avoiding injury. So incase of a car accident, make sure you are belted up, your car seats are all placed in correctly and the straps on it are also correct. If you are using Sat Nav, make sure that it is working and that it's placed somewhere safely on your dashboard so you don't need to be holding it. Make sure you are well rested and if you do feel tired, stop for breaks.
2. Make Sure your Comfortable
Comfortable clothing is a must. there is nothing worse than tight clothing on a long journey. I suggest something warm, but loose and something made with a soft material. Last time I traveled I wore my yoga bottoms and strappy top with hooded top over it. I always get cold on car journeys, if a car is to warm then the driver may get tired and so usually on goes the air con. I usually shove a blanket into the back of the car to make sure I am warm and so then comfortable. There are also other things you can concider such as a travel pillow, which is always a big help for sleeping.
3. Make Sure you have Entertainment
Unfortunately for the driver, the only entertainment they can have is looking out of the window as they drive and listening to music. So its a great idea to make sure you have your best CD's placed into the car, or even make a mixed track list to listen too. If you are a passenger, then headphones may be a good idea if you aren't a fan of the divers music. With it being there only form of entertainment, they get first pick. For the kids, make sure you pack magazines, a few toys (non noisy annoying ones) and a teddy for them to snuggle with after that all important nap...(that you will have to beg them to take).
4. Take Snacks
The last thing you want to do is get hungry and have to go and spend a fortune at a service station. So make sure you pack some snacks, I always find things like breakfast bars, crisps, and sweets are a good option. Though maybe not the healthiest. If you are going to be driving over lunch time then why not make a packed lunch or pick up your sandwiches from your local supermarket before you go. Eating sometimes helps the boredom on long journeys. Or at least it does for me.
What things do you do to make your car journey a good car journey?
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Great tips always have lots of 5 minute games on hand - variety is the spice we need for happy travelReplyDelete
Snacks and entertainment always help with us - my daughter finds the car a total novelty though as I don't drive myself xReplyDelete
We like to have some music for the children to sing along to and some books and comics to amuse them!ReplyDelete
As you mention :- Comfort in regards to temperature is important. So, may be best to have layers. As then some can be removed for journey if required, whilst have clothing handy for any stops :- For refreshments, short walk, toilet break, etc. As may need to apply cardigan,coat, etc for cooler outdoor temperature. There is a need to consider driver, passengers :- Whether children or adults.ReplyDelete
Great post but if you are travelling with your child’s friends you might want to skip children’s magazines or books as some children get travel sick if they read on the move.ReplyDelete
snacks, always snacks!! It can mean we have to clean the car out a lot, but it helps when we're on the journey xReplyDelete
Good music is always an important one for us. My kids love music too so we all end up singing along together.ReplyDelete
Snacks is the big one for us! With four children I always have a huge bag of snacks on every car journey!ReplyDelete
Snacks are always top of the list for my lot - we barely get out of the drive and they are asking for something to eat! lolReplyDelete
We live on a tiny island only 80 miles from tip to tip and 35 miles wide, so we really can't do long car journeys, lol! We did take the kids on a road trip to the mainland once, but they were so fascinated by the different landscape we really didn't have to make any extra effort to keep them occupied.ReplyDelete
These are some great tips - I definitely agree with being comfortable and making sure you have snacks!ReplyDelete
Great tips, I can’t go anywhere without some good tunes and some snacks!ReplyDelete
Nothing worse than being uncomfortable on a long car journey, I always have a good think about what I'm going to wear before. I also love taking the time to pick out songs for the road and picking up some snacksReplyDelete
Snacks is the most important thing for me! All I do on car journeys is eat and sleep!!ReplyDelete
we used to spot things out of te window,like the first person to spot a Yellow car,we had lots of trips to Blackpool then it was the first to spot the towerReplyDelete
Some great tips here....cars journeys can be a nightmare and at least once a year we go to Cornwall which takes at least 7 hours!!ReplyDelete
we like to play games such as eye spy using a colour instead of a letter for the younger childrenReplyDelete
Brilliant tips hereReplyDelete