Are you planning a family outing anytime soon? With lockdown restrictions being relaxed across the country, and the holidays upon us, you might want to consider going on a road trip with the kids. After all, they need a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air after staying indoors for a very long period.
Before you go on your first adventure since the lockdowns began, road safety should still be a priority. With health protocols still in place, you need to make sure your travel goals go unhampered by the dangers that lie ahead. Here’s a guide on how you can spend quality time with your family during a road trip in this time of pandemic:
Finalize your destination
Regardless how long the road trip will be, you need to come up with a surefire plan that includes specific destinations and stopovers. This also helps you identify the safest routes to take. More importantly, mapping out the trip involves determining the places with increasing COVID-19 cases that you should avoid. Give yourself at least a few weeks to plan for the trip. This should give you ample time to check with friends or family members living within or around the destination to see if it’s safe. Make sure to review any health protocols you need to be aware of.
Every kid looks forward to a little getaway or vacation, probably much more so this crazy year than ever before. It’s fun to go on a road trip with your family and enjoy adventures with them! Before you go forward with your journey, be sure that you’re looking out for everyone’s safety, especially your kids. Here is a quick list of car safety tips to keep in mind for children.
After checking to make sure all your seat belts are working, make sure that everyone who is travelling with you, especially your children, uses the appropriate car seat for their age. It would be best if you had boosters for older children and car seats for babies, which should be rear-facing inside the car. Most countries are now implementing comprehensive guidelines for car seats that meet their specifications so make sure to choose the right one for your vehicle and your children.
Be Familiar With The Car Seat Manual
Every children’s car seat comes with a manual, giving information on how to use it properly. Car seats have many variations, depending on your kid’s age and size. The manual will also show how to install the belts properly, to ensure the proper anchorage and prevent any accidents that might happen.
Yes, I know that there are much larger problems associated with this pandemic than my falling-apart family vacation, and I am NOT trying to trivialize its affects by ANY means. But I know I need some tips on how to smooth our travels over, and I thought maybe some of you could use them, too!
Family vacations are known for being stressful events that are difficult to organize and even enjoy. However, there are many ways that you can prepare for your trip and make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible. For some top tips that you may not have thought of before, read on.
When it comes to our gift list this Christmas, we always try to do one “experience” gift for the whole family! So far we’ve done season passes to the zoo, to Busch Gardens and to our local aquarium. And for some reason, the girls REALLY took to the aquarium. Our passes have been expired for a few months now, and they ask almost weekly to go back! We were pretty happy that they enjoyed this experience, because our ultimate goal is to go Long Beach whale watching when they get a bit older – we’re pretty confident they’ll enjoy that!
For many people, particularly families traveling, aquariums can, in and of themselves be a reason to visit a particular location. And aquariums are great for parents and children alike. When you take your children to an aquarium, it allows them to see first-hand different animals and habitats. It expands their minds beyond what they see in their everyday world.
Aquariums can also be a good place to learn about protecting the environment and the effects our behaviors have on the world around us, plus many aquariums provide opportunities for interactive and hands-on learning.
An RV wash is essential if you want to keep the motor home in pristine condition. But, washing such a big vehicle can be intimidating because you can’t take it through a car wash as you’d do for a sedan. It’s important that you know how to wash your RV beforehand. That includes knowing the right cleaning products to use.
Using the correct cleaning supplies will ensure you don’t damage the exterior of your RV. Generally, use nonabrasive cleaning tools. An effective way to clean your RV and not leave any damage behind is to use the hose.