9 Smart Road Trip Tricks for Surviving Car Travel With Kids

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Family road trips can be disasters waiting to happen. Between carsick kids, sibling spats, and incessant "Are we there yet?" whining, traveling with kids in tow is enough to make any mom swear off these jaunts for good. But what to do if a road trip is unavoidable? We found real tips for making it through the next trip to visit Grandma (who lives out of state) or Disneyland (whyyyyyy?), because the best course of action is planning. Deep breath -- let's do this!


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Since driving is often the only logical way to get to the beach, amusement park, campground, or any other family fun–oriented point B, we figured we'd ask some moms with plenty of car travel under their belts for their best family road trip tips. Because hey, it's better than letting them watch DVDs for six hours (and really, does that ever work?). Not to mention it keeps our kids from fighting with each other -- and we all know that is the real goal of any good traveling tip. So for those who are trying to keep their cool before the next family vacation, why not keep these nine stress-reducing tricks handy before the next outing on the open road?

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Read on for more tips and tricks and let us know which ones really work!

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