10 Pro Tips for Visiting National Parks With Kids

10 Pro Tips for Visiting National Parks With Kids

No national park in the US is ever the same, and even though there’s no one-size-fits-all guide for visiting every single one in the USA. Between the Family Road Trip team, we’ve visited 57 US National parks so far (you can guess what some of the outliers are!), and whilst some subtle rules do vary by park, there’s definitely a list of tips that applies to each and every one. If you’re planning to visit any national park soon…

18 Items For Your DIY Summer Emergency Car Kit

18 Items For Your DIY Summer Emergency Car Kit

With summer fast approaching or already here, depending on when you read this, it’s time to make some plans. Summertime offers many possibilities for some recreation and relaxation.  However, even the best-laid plans can be ruined if you are ill-prepared.   Even though you may relish the long, hot summer days, those days are brutal on your car. And if you plan on using your car to do anything this summer, you will want to make sure that it is ready to…

15+ Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids in 2024

15+ Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids in 2024

Las Vegas is notoriously known for its casinos and extravagant shows and is not typically thought of as a family vacation spot because it may not be considered “kid-friendly.” Despite this reputation, we’re here to explain that there are actually a number of great kid-friendly experiences that your little ones will love! From outdoor activities to indoor amusement parks and museums, you will find that Vegas is not just gambling, but there are actually a number of family-friendly activities…

Planning A Canadian Road Trip – The Essentials You Need To Know

Planning A Canadian Road Trip – The Essentials You Need To Know

Canada is a massive land mass as it is the second largest in the world in terms of land area at 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles). Canada spans from the Atlantic Ocean in the East to the Pacific Ocean in the West and the Arctic Ocean in the North. One of the best ways to see the diverse landscapes that Canada has to offer is to take a road trip across this beautiful country. When planning…

Why Are Road Trips So Tiring? (And How to Fight It!)

Why Are Road Trips So Tiring? (And How to Fight It!)

Road trips are undoubtedly fun. They allow you to spend time with family and friends, see the country, and make memories. But you must plan carefully because a good trip can wear you out. Why do road trips make you tired? More importantly, how can you fight this tiredness? From being stuck in the same position for many hours to not eating properly, here are five reasons why road trips tire you and what you can do to conquer…

Essential Safety Tips For Driving in the Desert

Essential Safety Tips For Driving in the Desert

Hands up who can profess to actually know anything about their car, other than how to drive it? This was pretty much me until I moved to the desert. If you are living in extreme climates such as the desert in the Middle East, or deep in the US Southwest it’s essential to understand not only how the heat can impact your vehicle, but also the first steps to take when things go wrong! This is not a 4-wheel…

Essential Tips for Planning The Big Lap Australia (With Map)

Essential Tips for Planning The Big Lap Australia (With Map)

Australia is a magical island, country, and continent defined by vibrant cities, quaint towns, and some of the most incredible landscapes you could ever hope to see. If you have an adventurous spirit that wants to embark on the ultimate Australian road trip, look no further than ‘The Big Lap.’ This iconic circumnavigation route takes you on an unforgettable journey around one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. It’s not a quick endeavour – you’ll need a…

Understanding Vehicle Towing Capacity: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding Vehicle Towing Capacity: A Comprehensive Guide

Navigating the world of towing can be a maze for drivers who have never hitched a trailer or caravan to their vehicle before. Understanding the towing capacity of your vehicle is not just a number game; it’s a crucial aspect that guarantees your safety and the safety of others on the road. It ensures the integrity and longevity of your vehicle, avoiding undue stress and potential damage. Navigate the roads with confidence and security by equipping yourself with the…

Essential Stops Driving Toronto to Montreal

Essential Stops Driving Toronto to Montreal

A road trip from Montreal to Toronto will take you along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, by the Ottawa River to the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. If you are looking to further explore the area along the 401 on your Toronto to Montreal road trip, then check out all of our amazing recommendations for attractions to enjoy with your family. You can also use this guide on the reverse route of Montreal to Toronto by car, or if…