5 Family Road Trip Rules
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Hitting the road with the family? Follow these tips and tricks to skip the bumpy roads of boredom and tantrums.

Give it a rest

Repetition is the enemy on the road, so bake in enough rest stops to break up the boredom.

Further curb boredom with great scenery out the window on these US road trips

Take the slow road

High-speed superslabs may be the quickest way from A to B, but secondary roads pack more smiles per mile.

Keep kids safe on all roads with these car seats.

Play it again, mom

A good game is an essential part of making a road trip tolerable for the tots.

Need inspiration? Start with these road trip games.

Plan, don’t overplan

Stowing extra snacks and water? Good idea. Micromanaging your schedule and not leaving room for serendipity? Not so much.

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Tune it up

The right tunes will soothe and go a long way toward keeping the kids from quarreling. Mix it up by letting everyone play DJ.

Or, try out these podcasts to entertain kids

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