Top 10 Tips Taking for Road Trips With Kids

Written by Kat Saveal

Top 10 Tips Taking for Road Trips With Kids

Like many other families, our family takes a number of road trips each year. We have three beautiful young daughters and people often say to me “How can you stand to take road trips with young kids?” In fact, I love taking road trips. I now prefer them to traveling by plane. Here are my top 10 tips for having a fun and non-stressful driving vacation.

1.Leave early inrepparttar morning, before Breakfast. This way you can get a few hours under your belt whilerepparttar 140419 kids (hopefully) sleep inrepparttar 140420 car. Then stop for breakfast.

2.If your budget allows, buy your child(ren) a new toy forrepparttar 140421 trip. Don’t let them play with it until you are inrepparttar 140422 car and on your way.

3.Bring along a portable DVD player if your car doesn’t already have one. For long trips, pack at least 3 or more DVD’s. It’s even better if you can buy a couple of new ones to keep your child(ren)’s attention better.

4.Pack a cooler with lots of your kids favorite snacks, drinks and sandwiches. Keeprepparttar 140423 cooler handy inrepparttar 140424 car, so you can just reach in and give them something. Packing your own food saves on costs.

5.Stop at a nice rest area to eat your meals. This will be less stressing then haulingrepparttar 140425 kids into a crowded McDonald’s. When we travel from Texas to Maryland each year we stop at a beautiful rest area in Tennessee. It has nice bathroom facilities and is located on several acres givingrepparttar 140426 kids a chance to run around and exhaust some of their energy.

6.Stop every 3-4 hours. If you are traveling with small kids like us, you will really want to take advantage of this tip. Kids don’t have a concept of time. Byrepparttar 140427 time 3 hours goes by in a car it seems like forever to them. Even stopping at a gas station and letting everyone get out ofrepparttar 140428 car and stretch their legs for a few minutes really works.

Valencia Spain - Land of Orange Groves

Written by Linda Plummer

Capital ofrepparttar Comunidad Valenciana this vibrant city is famous for beingrepparttar 140363 place where El Cid (Spain´s national hero) fought againstrepparttar 140364 Moors.

Situated close torepparttar 140365 Mediterranean Sea, it possesses two urban beaches still withinrepparttar 140366 township plus several beaches just a bus ride away such as Cullera, Gandía and Oliva.

Valencia also has a good, modern shopping center, a pulsating nightlife and plenty to interestrepparttar 140367 children ... Gulliver Park Playground, Botanical Gardens, Zoo and l´Oceanogrŕfic that wonderful aquarium andrepparttar 140368 biggest in Europe.

The most important fiesta of this city is that ofrepparttar 140369 Fallas which lasts from 15th-19th March. Easter Week is also very much celebrated, with some splendid processions.

And, of course, Valencia offers plenty of culture and history!

Atrepparttar 140370 heart of old Valencia isrepparttar 140371 Plaza de la Virgen, oncerepparttar 140372 location ofrepparttar 140373 Roman Forum. Around this beautiful square isrepparttar 140374 Cathedral dating from 1262, and its octagonal bell tower called Micalet or Miguelete which is landmark to Valencia.

Inrepparttar 140375 Cathedral´s Museum are works by several wonderful artists such as Goya, Jacomart, Cellini and Paggibonsi.

Next torepparttar 140376 Cathedral isrepparttar 140377 Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados a temple dedicated torepparttar 140378 patroness of Valencia, built between 1652 and 1667.

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