Top 10 Tips Taking for Road Trips With Kids

Written by Kat Saveal

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7.Play car games. A favorite of ours is ‘Cops and Vette’s’. One point is given for every police car spotted and two points are given for Corvette’s. But if you call a car and it’s not correct then you deductrepparttar points. It even helps to spot that hidden police car before he spots you!

8.Bring plenty of pillows and blankets. Children are more likely to sleep inrepparttar 140419 car if they are comfortable.

9.If you plan to stay somewhere overnight before travelingrepparttar 140420 next day, pack everything you need forrepparttar 140421 night in one bag. That way when you get torepparttar 140422 hotel you don’t have to unloadrepparttar 140423 whole car. I buyrepparttar 140424 biggest Ziploc bags I can find and put my children’s clothes in them and write their name on it. Then I only take what is needed.

10.Checkrepparttar 140425 hotels to see if they offer free breakfast. Our favorite hotel to stay in is Holiday Inn. Kids stay and eat free. If we arrive atrepparttar 140426 hotel inrepparttar 140427 evening, they can eat dinner for free and then breakfastrepparttar 140428 next morning. Once again it saves on costs, especially if you pack your own lunch.

I hope these tips help you on your next road trip.

Kat Saveal Co-owner, The Cue Zone

Kat Saveal is a wife and mother of three. She is also a Professional Dance Instructor and Co-Owner of The Cue Zone, an online indoor games store.

Valencia Spain - Land of Orange Groves

Written by Linda Plummer

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Close by are such buildings as Almudín,repparttar Iglesia de San Esteban, Palacio de Almirantes de Aragón, Church San Juan del Hospital andrepparttar 140363 Convento de Santo Domingo.

The River Turia was actually diverted aroundrepparttar 140364 city after a catastrophical flood in 1957 andrepparttar 140365 Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno is to-day located inrepparttar 140366 old river bed.

Well worth seeing also are its three old bridges named Puente del Real, Puente de la Trinidad and Puente de Serranos.

Atrepparttar 140367 Plaza del Mercado you will find La Lonja, one ofrepparttar 140368 best civil Gothic buildings in Europe.

At its side isrepparttar 140369 Baroque church Iglesia de los Santos Juanes andrepparttar 140370 bell tower Campanil de la Iglesia de Santa Catalina.

Other buildings of note includerepparttar 140371 Palacio de la Generalidad,repparttar 140372 Town Gate or Torres de Quart andrepparttar 140373 Rococo-style Palacio del Marquis de Dos Aguas.

The Barrio del Carmen is an area representative of traditional Valencian life, while El Ensanche is more representative of to-day´s Valencia.

Valencia is also known asrepparttar 140374 land of flowers, and its parks and gardens reflect this withrepparttar 140375 Jardines de la Alameda,repparttar 140376 Jardines de Montforte,repparttar 140377 "Real" Gardens, repparttar 140378 Zoological Garden andrepparttar 140379 Botanical Gardens.

This Mediterranean city and land of orange groves you will surely enjoy!

Linda Plummer is webmistress of Top Tour of Spain providing information on Spain for travel, food, language and living.

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