Is the weather getting warmer? Are the children getting restless? Spring break must be around the corner. While spring break marks the joyous end of winter and the countdown to a very welcomed summer, if you are a spring break road trip type of family, spring break might also mean 8 excruciating hours locked in a car.

Make this spring break a new breed of road trip with some of our helpful road trip tips below. Did we leave out your favorite travel secret or tradition? Let us know!

Document It

Kids love having a task they feel in charge of and will often put all of their focus into it. Gather up your old smartphones or video cameras and tell the kids they are in charge of making a road trip documentary. Give each child a phone or camera and tell them they can record anything they want and that at the end of the trip you will all watch the footage as a family. This not only makes the children feel important, but keeps you from having to entertain them every second of the day. Beware though, sneaky children are sure to catch some embarrassing road trip lip syncing. Be sure to pack extra chargers for the devices and memory cards if necessary.

Snack Time

Save time by not stopping every time someone gets hungry. Instead, make snack packs that will keep everyone full and won’t make a mess. Pack all the snacks in one large container or give everyone their own small container and let them fill it with the snacks they please. While you are at it, be sure to back a car trash can for wrappers and a roll of paper towels for spills. Don’t have a car trash can? A cereal storage container will work in a pinch.

Trust In the GPS

Avoid a tussle between you and your loved ones by investing in a trustworthy GPS. Putting a GPS system in charge of navigation keeps you and your love from arguing over whether or not you should have turned at that gas station 5 blocks back. If your vehicle comes equipped with a navigation system the hard work is done for you. Simply input your destination and enjoy a argument free drive. Of course you can always use your smartphone as your GPS as well. If you choose this route, we suggest purchasing a car mounted holder like these here and an auxiliary cord like these here if your vehicle does not come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity.

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