Parents, this article is for you! Ever wonder how some manage to hit the road with kids and do it so seamlessly? So do we! Thankfully we, at Tuango, have our very own experts in Patrick and Stephanie, proud parents of 4 children who have under their belts more than 20 trips in Québec and the US. Here, they share some of their tips and tricks to successfully travelling with your offspring – and simplify your life!
2 adults, 4 kids and a RV
Some may think that having children somehow changes your life (and it certainly does) but it shouldn’t slow you down when it comes to your vacations or keep you in town. Thanks to their RV, Patrick and Stephanie manage to retain a certain level of comfort while allowing them to cover lots of mileage.
Limit the driving hours to 4 or 5 a day
Do not overload your driving schedule excessively. Stop often not only to relax and enjoy the view, but also to let your kids spend the energy that’s been building up in the car! It’s also a good excuse to discover hidden spots along the way!
Choose suitable sites for children
Many inexpensive family campgrounds throughout the province offer a slew of children-oriented activities. That’s a great place to start when you’re looking for accommodations. We recommend validating that such activities are still available by calling ahead of your arrival – and thus avoiding bad surprises!
Prepare games for the long drive and choose kid-friendly apps
Remember to take some toys, sticker’s books, music, etc. You can also download gaming applications on your smartphone or tablet to distract your little ones. Many are both fun and educational and are very useful at keeping your tykes busy when all else has failed!
We can’t stress this enough! Take the time to really enjoy your trip. It’s called a road trip, yes, but this doesn’t that you can’t enjoy the journey – it’s actually the whole point. And if you have young children, it’s actually recommended that they spend no more than 2 or 3 hours in their car seats.
Think about picnicking and plan snacks ahead
Don’t forget to bring snacks for your little monsters. Snacks are not only delicious but they’re also a great way to amuse your children (just think of these goldfish!). Keep your children grump-free with nutritious fares and make sure to always have wipes and a change of clothes on hand!
Some ideas for family outings with Tuango
For a unique night at Omega Park with animals
To discover Niagara Falls
For a vacations in cottages or camping in the Baskatong Reservoir
To play in the indoor water park at Jay Peak