Taking kids on road trips can be a bit of a hassle, but if you go prepared and stock up on fun ways for them to keep themselves busy, you’ll have much smoother trip. Just follow these easy tips for finding great entertainment for kids!
First of all, entertaining your kids doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to have a minivan with rear-seat Blu-ray players if you visit your local library. Libraries don’t just have books, although books are a great thing to bring along! You can also get portable handheld movies and even Wi-Fi hotspots so they can use a tablet or phone.
There are also all kinds of road trip games we remember from our childhoods. Pass these games onto your kids—the Slug Bug Game where you punch someone every time you see a VW Beetle (well, maybe not that one), the license plate game, the A to Z sign game. Sure, they get old after a while, but that’s when you play the Quiet Game. Whoever talks first loses!
Get some coloring books, bring handheld games, bring movies if you have a way to watch them—there are endless ways to keep kids entertained on road trips! For more tips to make your traveling better, stop by 171 Nissan today!
Holiday travels can be a hassle, but for many Americans it’s something of a holiday tradition. Crowded airports and congested roadways can cause stress, and that’s not something any traveler wants to experience during the holidays. We here at 171 Nissan have some stress-reducing holiday travel tips for those planning to visit family and loved ones during this festive season.
- Breathe – The main point of traveling is to arrive at your destination. Things are bound to go wrong, but it’s up to you not to let those unfortunate events ruin the holidays. Take a step back, breathe deeply, and then continue on your way. Don’t let something ruin the most wonderful time of the year before you even make it to your destination!
- Eat – A hungry stomach makes for a short temper and a grumpy traveler. Make sure to grab a bite to eat, even if it’s something small. While full meals would be ideal, time clinches can make them impossible. Either way, avoid going hungry during your travels.
- Sleep – Sleep is important to keep your stress levels low. Make sure to get a good night’s rest before you head out on the road or to the airport. Stress is bound to find you but a brain operating at peak efficiency is better than a bogged-down mind!
Nothing can bring a summer road trip together like an amazing play list. Every long trip needs a great list of songs where everyone in the car can sing along with. It’s hard to explain the feeling when the perfect song hits the radio, the windows are down, the wind is blowing through your hair, and everyone in the car is jamming out to a great song! The right songs for the right trip can make a 9+ hour drive seem like no time at all and we here at 171 Nissan are here to help! We’ve pulled a small handful of songs that should be on every road trip playlist! We’ve done the best we can to add a little bit of every genre, from country to pop to a little bit of R&B and rap! This way no matter what road you’re heading down or what’s helping you get there, there is a song for you! Don’t forget to stop by our service department and get your vehicle inspected before you leave though. Long trips take a heavy toll on cars new and old!
(Warning – Some songs may contain some mature language or themes, so listener discretion is advised!)
Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects
Lips of An Angel – Hinder
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Numb – Linkin Park
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovie
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
On the Road Again – Willie Nelson[Top]