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Road Trip Fun for Your Next Vacation

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Games can be a great way to pass the time on long road trips!

Road trips can be a fun way to spend time with family, but they can also be stressful, long, and uncomfortable. To keep things on the positive side, here are some suggestions for road trip fun you can try on your next family vacation.

  • Travel Bingo. Buy a set of these classic cards and keep the kids occupied for a good stretch of road. Kids as young as 3 should be able to play along.
  • AquaDoodle. This mess-free activity uses only water. Your kids draw some of the exciting things they hope to see and do while on vacation.
  • Travel Memory. This game comes with bungee-hinge doors that can’t get lost or come loose in the car. And, you can slip in new cards to keep the game fresh.
  • Hangman. For older kids who know how to spell, try the travel version of this classic game. The letters are attached with bungees and it comes with an attached dry erase market.
  • Boggle. This updated version of the game keeps the letter locked in tight and includes a built-in timer. It is geared towards kids ages 10 and up.
  • TableTopics. This game includes 135 cards with great questions, ranging from funny to thought-provoking. They are sure to get some conversation started while on the road.

Are you going to get any of these games for your next road trip?

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Top Five Road Trip Movies

To help inspire you in these dark and cold winter months, we’ve put together our list of the top five road trip movies.

top five road trip movies

 

# 1 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

 

This movie reads more like a guide of what not to do on a road trip. But most importantly, it can remind us that the only way to have a successful trip is to have a sense of humor. Oh, and to never drive the wrong way on an interstate.

 

# 2 – Thelma And Louise (1991)

 

It’s somewhat unfortunate that this film only seems to be remembered for its very tragic and now iconic ending. Because otherwise, this road trip movie reveals what a truly meaningful road trip is—a journey within.

 

# 3 – Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

 

The Faris family is about the most dysfunctional family as we’ve ever seen onscreen. Their road trip sees them ultimately grow closer as a whole.

 

# 4 – Tommy Boy (1995)

 

A true comedy of errors, this movie sees Chris Farley and David Spade having misadventure after misadventure. The lesson we can take away is that they never give up and keep burning miles.

 

# 5 – Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

 

Two best friends take a transformational trip across the gorgeous Mexican countryside. Reminding us that every good trip is very much about the scenery.

If there’s any you feel deserve to be in the top 5 and aren’t, list them below!