Following are some tips from Days Inn for reducing the stress of family road trips:

>> Involve Your Kids From The Start: To help create excitement, get the kids involved in the planning process. Set aside a couple of nights to plan the trip together.

>> Schedule Stops Along The Way: Make the road trip exciting and take advantage of sights along the way. Plan routine breaks so that the whole family can burn off some energy. Before you leave, check out the route planner on for great route ideas.

>> Avoid Disappointment: Remember to book hotels, entertainment, family att­­r­act­ions and outdoor adventures well in advance. Summer time is a busy time, but with a little advanced planning you can avoid unexpected hassles.

>> Comfort Counts: Long hours on the road can get the kids feeling restless. Don’t over pack the car with too many bags and make sure they have enough room for personal space. Save room for the kids to pack a pillow.

>> Safety First: No matter what the distance, make sure all passengers buckle up. If you are travelling with smaller kids, ensure they are secured with seat belts and child safety seats.

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