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Travel Activities for the Whole Family

Road tripping with the family sounds like a blast…  until it isn’t. Twenty minutes down the road, and passengers may wonder why they crammed into this vehicle to drive across the country with people they already see every day. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case for your next family road trip. Maximize your adventure with fun travel activities for the whole family!

Fun Travel Activities for Your Next Road Trip

If a travel activity is fun, you’ll forget how far you’ve driven and how far you have to go. You definitely want to remember this list of travel activities and bring them out on your next excursion.

1. 21 Questions

21 Questions is a road trip classic. The premise is simple and straightforward. Someone thinks of something, and everyone playing starts asking yes or no questions to discover what that something is. Without repeating a question, the passengers continue asking until they discover the correct answer The person who guesses correctly begins the next round.

2. The Happening

In this game of current events, you are attempting to fool everyone else in the vehicle to earn points. This is something for those creative minds who need an outlet on long stretches of highway. To begin the game, someone asks, “Did you hear that ___ happened?” The other players either say, “That didn’t happen,” or, “Tell me more.” If someone correctly guesses that it didn’t happen, then they get two points. If someone incorrectly guesses that it didn’t happen, then you get two points. Play until you reach a set number of points.

3. Jukebox Karaoke

This song game combines a knowledge of popular music with all the fun of karaoke. To begin, someone starts singing a line from a song. The next person must connect the line to the lyrics of another song. This song connection continues until someone messes up the lyrics or can’t think of more lyrics.

4. Movie Connections

Begin the game by saying the name of any actor or actress. Another person has to list a movie that actor or actress played in. The following person now has to say the name of a different actor or actress from that same movie. If someone gives incorrect information, they are out. The connections continue until there is one person left.

5. Order Up the Alphabet

Pick any category (e.g. cereal, music albums, animal, etc.). Begin with the letter A, and list something in the chosen category that begins with every letter of the alphabet. Make it competitive by eliminating players who cannot think of something in time or correctly. Play until one player is left in the game.

6. Celebrity Connections

The first person in line chooses any celebrity (use first and last names). The next person in line will need to state the first and last name of another celebrity whose first name starts with the first letter of the previous celebrity’s last name. If a celebrity’s first and last name begin with the same letter (think: Amy Adams or Ryan Reynolds), then the game reverses order.

7. Word Connections

The game begins when someone states a word. The next person must quickly state a word that is associated with the previous word. The round continues until someone messes up the connections. Example: music, piano, Alicia Keys, Grammys, awards, etc.

Other Ways to Improve Your Road Trip

Now that we’ve covered some fun travel activities for the whole family, you may want to know how else you can improve your trip. Here are some extra ideas to maximize your traveling experience.

Have a plan.

The best trips are planned. You may think that spontaneity is the key to fun, but in actuality, planning makes spontaneity possible and enjoyable. Having a planned trip simply means that you have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to see. Planning gives you insight into the areas you are visiting and allows you to research the best places to visit and things to do, so you’re not wasting valuable vacation time.

Be flexible.

Yes, planning is the key to the door that a fun and successful trip hides behind, but flexibility is often what that door hinges upon. No matter how organized a trip may be, things can fall apart quickly. That is why it is important to remember flexibility at all times. Know your plans well enough that you can be flexible with them at any given moment.

Make things comfortable!

If you’re road tripping in an RV, having some accessories for your vehicle can be a lifesaver. Consider buying a GPS built specifically for RVs. Also, consider a back-up camera that attaches to the rear end of the vehicle and will help you safely reverse. Remember, an RV awning is essential when it comes time to relax at the campsite.

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