If the idea of a road trip with children seems daunting, consider planning one around a specific theme to keep your kids interested in the journey and to narrow your focus.
To make it a successful road trip that everyone will rave about for years to come, pick a theme that relates to what your family is interested in. Themes can range from something fun like giant icons (hint: Get the camera out and see who can make the funniest pose) to quirky science museums, animal-filled zoos, celebrity restaurants, convict-era historical sites or our iconic beaches that will allow everyone to stretch out their legs after the drive. The key is picking three or four main locations that will give you plenty of time to properly explore the sights before moving on to your next destination.
On this type of trip, you can also be as organised or as whimsical as suits you! There are plenty of apps and resources available that allow road trippers to book hotels on the go, such as Hotels Quickly and LastMinute.com.au. This will allow you to spend an extra day in a spot that takes your fancy without being restricted by hotel bookings at your next destination.
If you're keen to plan your family's next road adventure and you're in need of inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:
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