- AARP - http://blog.aarp.org -
5 Ways to Survive a Road Trip with the Grandkids
Posted By Amy Goyer On June 22, 2012 @ 8:30 am In Home & Family | Comments Disabled
It’s that time of year again: School’s out, the pools are in full use, the heat is on and so it’s time for the annual traveling with grandkids blog! So get out the suitcases, sunscreen, ear plugs and patience … and let’s hit the road. 
This summer, researchers are finding that the majority of travelers are planning to drive  to their vacation destinations. While saving some cash is great, it may mean longer transport time … also known as more time spent answering the question, “Are we there yet?!”
Here are a few tips for keeping the kids from bursting at the seams in the confined space of the family magic-carpet-on-wheels during your multigenerational vacation . You and the grandkids won’t just survive this annual rite of summer – you’ll make it fun, quality time together and, hopefully, keep your sanity too.
Here’s the key: keep ‘em entertained over the long haul.
Article printed from AARP: http://blog.aarp.org
URL to article: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/06/22/amy-goyer-traveling-withgrandchildren/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/goyer-family-vacations.jpg
 majority of travelers are planning to drive: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/road-trips-top-travelers-summer-vacation-plans-159038705.html
 multigenerational vacation: http://www.aarp.org/travel/trips/info-12-2010/greenberg_video_multigenerational_activities.html
 travel games: http://familyfun.go.com/vacations/on-the-road-games/
 Music: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/
 Electronics: http://www.aarp.org/technology/
 tablet: http://www.aarp.org/technology/innovations/info-09-2011/tablet-ipad-android.html
 reading: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/08/kindle-fire-hot-product/
 healthy snacks: http://www.aarp.org/food/recipes/info-04-2012/easy-healthy-snacks-pam-anderson.html
 talk to each other: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-09-2010/advances_in_family_technology.2.html
 @AmyGoye: https://twitter.com/#!/amygoyer
 Hugo90: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo90/
 CreativeCommons.org: http://creativecommons.org/
Copyright © 2013 AARP. All rights reserved.