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My oldest son is 16 and a sophomore in high school. Thus, we’re going to be in the midst of college preparations soon. Some of these things we’re already thinking about, like grades, where to go, and scholarships. Did you know you can win a college scholarship from Melvin Brewing? There are all kinds of possibilities out there, sometimes in unexpected places.
And that’s part of the thrill of college. Finding those unexpected opportunities and making the most of them. But first, you have to make your way to your college destination. That could mean a road trip on the road to college. If not several. With the whole family. Does it say something that this is part of what I’m worried about most?
5 Tips When You’re On the Road to College
Going on a long road trip with your kids can be a challenging task, no matter how old they are. And that’s actually putting it quite lightly. From 2 years old to teen, they all have their quirks. Though when it comes down to it, the essentials are all the same. Make sure their tummies are happy, the car is safe, and we don’t leave anything behind. So when the destination has been determined, here’s some basic ideas to keep the good vibes going.
Stock Up on Snacks
No matter the road trip destination, you’re going to want to bring snacks. A jam-packed car full of hungry people can be a lot of trouble, and team it up with the claustrophobia of being in a car for hours. It is a surefire recipe for disaster. To keep the jovial mood, be sure to pack enough healthy snacks for the trip. Don’t fill up, though. You may want to grab a bite from the dining hall before you go.
Plan in Advance
In the hustle and bustle of planning a college visit, you may forget to get some of the most essential things you may need. Planning ahead of time helps you a lot in that aspect. Have all items that you know will be needed set aside and ready for the trip. Also, make sure phones are fully charged.
Make Frequent Stops
A lengthy car trip can get on anyone’s nerves. Make sure you double check the route and plan a few stops along the way to give all in the car some time to stretch their legs before setting off again.
Carry extras of literally everything when you’re traveling, especially if you need to travel with kids. Our kid things may include snacks, socks, and anything else that comes to your mind. You know you’re better off carrying extras than worrying about not carrying enough.
Double Check Everything
This is probably the most important. Create a list of what you need to carry and the things you need to have on hand before you hit the road. It always helps and you don’t want to experience the regret of forgetting a notebook for notes, an extra set of clothes just in case, or your ID card.