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Are you looking to take a road trip during spring break this year? There are many places to see, people to visit, and routes to take.
The road trip can quickly go sour if you’re traveling a great distance or with kids! The time in the car can become unbearable, and everyone can become very bored.
It’s happened to plenty of people, and there are some crazy road trip disaster stories out there. Don’t end up like them! Here are some road trip travel tips to help you pass the time and make your spring break road trip enjoyable.
Play Road Trip Games
One Redditor commented, “Alphabet game. Spot all the letters of the alphabet in order. You can’t look for the next until you found the one you’re on.”
Another added, “Pudidle (pronounced puh-did-el) every time you see a car with one headlight (running lights don’t count) someone yells pudidle and everybody in the car has to touch the ceiling, the last person to touch the ceiling has to take off an article of clothing.”
A third user said, “A great road trip game: Think of two words that rhyme, and give people hints for each.”
Bring Books/Reading Devices
A Redditor suggested, “Bring a kindle/nook with many books on it. Reading makes the time go by really fast, especially if it’s a good book.”
A second user replied, “Audio books are the way to go. It made my 22 hour solo round trip much easier to handle. I just don’t get as lost in music.”
Another Redditor added, “Have a passenger read a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. See if you can make it to your destination without a bad end.”
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One most liked comment was, “Stop at off-the-beaten-path places and intermingle with the locals.”
Another user suggested, “Look for diners, local spots, landmarks, etc. You never know what you will find along the route.”
Talk To Passengers
One Redditor suggested, “Listen to TED talks (and talk about them if there are others).”
Another replied, “I read silly magazine articles to my bf.”
A third user said, “Podcasts, but pause them every now and then and use it as a conversation starter!”
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If not driving, one Redditor commented, “After over a decade of road trips, I have concluded that the best way to pass the time is also the simplest: sleep.”
A user replied, “I always have trouble sleeping in a car. I’m not sure why; even when i’m very tired i just sorta lay there.”
Another said, “Mine would be to sleep. Hate travel of any form due to bad motion sickness, and boredom. So sleep sleep sleep.”
Listen to Music
A Redditor gave the suggestion, “I sing show tunes.”
To which a user responded, “My wife and I used to be able to sing along with the entire soundtrack fro Rent on road trips.”
A third person said, “New music! Just buy a few good albums before you leave, and rock out the whole way.”
Redditors gave some great tips and you may need to save this article for your future road trip! Hopefully, they’ll make your next trip easier!
This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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