“I’ve heard the horror stories: Hours on end spent in a stuffy car desperately trying to get to some specific event (a wedding, a theme park) on time with a constant chorus of “Are we there yet?” emanating from the backseat. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are some key things you can do to make your next family road trip your best ever. ”

So begins my latest post for National Geographic Travel. In it I share my love for the family road trip – not because it takes me to some fantastic destination (though I really did have a blast in Myrtle Beach) but for what it offers in the journey.
Talking with friends it seems I’m not the only one who wishes they could hit the road more often. There are also those, however, who admit that the idea of several hours in the car with kids is their equivalent to slow torture.
To help, this post offers up some ways to switch your perspective. Here’s to a summer filled with road trips that bring you closer to your family and not an “Are we there yet?” in sight.

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