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How to Entertain Kids on Road Trips

Kids on road trips

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 Travel Tips

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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!
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Holiday Travel Tips

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Happy holidays from everyone at 171 Nissan! If you plan on traveling, whether to see family and friends or to take a relaxing vacation, there are a few things you can do to ease the stress. Traveling this time of year means crowds, delays, and high ticket prices. Thankfully you can avoid all of those things with our holiday travel tips!

Crowds. Generally speaking, most people like to travel during the middle of the day, resulting in large crowds. To avoid getting caught up in the crowd, it’s important to pick the right time to fly. Early mornings and late at night are the best times as most people are at home or have already left for the day.

Delays. Some delays simply can’t be avoided but you can lower the chances you’ll have to deal with one. Early morning flights don’t see delays as often as other flights as they’re the first to leave the airport. If you do experience a delay, it’ll likely be shorter than the one that stems from it later in the day.

High Ticket Prices. Paying less for your ticket is as easy as booking your flight far in advance. Ticket prices tend to rise as more seats are booked and the holidays draw nearer. Book early and save some money!

Tell us about some of the other Holiday Travel Tips that have helped you in the past!

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