We’re still on the road! This is day 27 of our Great Big Summer Road Trip. What a ride it has been.
All along the way we’ve been sharing stories from people we are proud to know in the family travel space on the blog. They’ve been kind enough to share their road trip memories and best advice. (You can read the whole series of Road Trip Tales in our road trip gallery.) If this long weekend takes you out on your own road trip I hope that their tips and tricks will help you and your family to enjoy the ride.
Our latest road tripper is Jo-Anne Wallace. Jo-Anne is a mom of two great kids and a marketing professional with an unwavering love of travel. When not traveling, Jo, her husband Hugh and their kids Tye and Reese can be found researching their next travel adventure. (She can also often be found pushing me to be more adventurous in my own life.)
What’s your favourite summer road trip memory?
As a child driving to PEI from Montreal and being put in the front seat as I talked so much and could keep my Dad awake while everyone else slept.
What is your top tip for Family road trips?
If it’s under 15 hours to your destination do it in one shot. Then come back slowly on the return.
What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before you set out on your first family road trip?
How important a cooler of snacks is.
Top 3 snacks for in the car?
Chicken wings (delicious)
Worst snack for in the car?
Chicken wings (messy)
Musts on the road trip playlists?
Jump Around, ACDC, ninja song, classical music and jazz.
Never on the road trip playlists?
I most embarrass my kids in the car when I….
Wave to occupants of other cars when we pass them.
My kids drive me nuts in the car when they…
Ask for a 3rd movie….
Biggest challenge you’ve faced traveling with kids by car and how you handled it:
Bathroom breaks. Some are out of boredom so we tell the kids how far to the next break. Also movie/electronics breaks so we can just talk.
Dream road trip destination?
Connect with Jo-Anne on Twitter, @JoAnneWallace.