All our best planning tips, ideas, destinations and ways to keep your family happy and entertained on your next road trip. Put together from our years of road trippin’ experience.
At Packed for Life both Derek & I (Donna) have spent time road tripping solo, and with our kids from newborn to teens. From cross country adventures in Canada and the USA, to weekend trips, and even a move or three.
We’ve gathered all our road trip ideas, tips and planning resources, to make your next family road trip smooth and fun. From road trip meals and resources to packing tips, destinations and ways to keep your sanity and the kids entertained.
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FAMILY ROAD TRIP PLANNING
Plan for the best road trip adventure with the Complete Road Trip Planner Bundle. This essential bundle of printable resources contain everything you need to easily plan your dream road trip.
Get easily organized, so you can focus on what’s important, having FUN with your family!
FAMILY ROAD TRIP RESOURCES
Sometimes you just need to rent a car at your destination.
Discover Cars helps you compare car rental deals from many different companies around the world. So you can find the cheapest rate or choose the best car for your next trip.
Road Trippers App
No matter where the road takes you, we highly recommend you grab the Road Trippers app for planning out routes in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They even estimate the cost of gas for your trip, which is a such a bonus.
If you plan on taking many or a longer road trip the Road Trippers Plus Plan ups the services considerably with an ad free experience, and a very reasonable yearly price. Plan up to 150 stops per trip, view live traffic conditions and to collaborate with friends and family.
Save money on Road Trips
Road Trip Meals and Snacks
Prevent hangry travel companions and save money on food costs with a family road trip meal plan. Not to mention less stops to buy food and snacks along the way, equals healthier food and more time at places you really want to be.
We like to save up our road trip food money to splurge on our dinners and fun and unique places along the way.
Road Trip Packing Tips
Road Trip Activities for Kids and Adults
You definitely want to make sure the kids (and difficult adults) are entertained for those long stretches of roads. We are working on some printable road trip activity packs for kids, so check back soon. Road trip activities to keep the family entertained: