Whoever said “Getting there is half the fun” apparently never spent an extended period of time with several small children in a vehicle. If there was an Olympic event to test the strength of your nerves and the depths of your patience, it would be called road tripping with kids. Athletes, depending on their skill and natural ability, could sign up for the 70 mile, the 200 mile or the elite 2000 mile marathon.
If we could give one piece of advice about traveling with children, it would be to make the trip centered around the children. There’s no point in trying to make plans about you and slotting the kids into the mix somewhere. It simply doesn’t work. Here’s what does work: