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9 Smart Road Trip Tricks for Surviving Car Travel With Kids (PHOTOS)

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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.

Still, 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. Keep these 9 stress-reducing tricks handy before your next outing on the open road.

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What tips and tricks do you have for surviving road trips with kids?

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Apr1l Apr1l

Bring lots of entertainment, lots lol

sanj1213 sanj1213

Games help. Ds loves looking and talking about the stuff he sees. We'll be going on a small road trip next week. Can't wait!

la_be... la_bella_vita

We bring plenty of things to do and snacks.

la_be... la_bella_vita

You also need to have humor and be prepared for anything.

LaniBee LaniBee

Download some fun learning apps for the iPad!  lol 

timon95 timon95

they bring dvds, sleep, color. we have plenty of snacks and drinks and an emergency puke bucket just in case. dd get car sick so she is limited to what she can do

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

Bring lots of activities, pillows, DVDs, etc.

Bob192 Bob192

We have driven at night several times so the kids would sleep and we wouldn't have to stop.

mrswi... mrswillie

When ours were younger we would try to travel at night. It worked well.

Madel... Madelaine

Lots of patience and lots of games for them to play or travel when they are sleeping.

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