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Winter Holiday Travel Guide: Part 4

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Welcome to Part 4 of The Undomestic Mommy’s Winter Holiday Travel Guide. You can find the rest of the series here.

For my final post (and belated, but it’s one that is useful all the time) in my Winter Holiday Travel Guide Series, I’m going to post some of my favorite ways to combat the Are-We-There-Yet Blues, because seriously, that shit is like nails on a chalkboard. So, without further ado, here is my list of tips and tricks for much less annoying more peaceful travel with children:

  • One Word: Snacks – Never ever ever EVER think that feeding your munchkin right before the 1+ hour trip will be enough because they still may whine of hunger as if you haven’t feed them in a week anyway (possibly because they cannot think of anything else to complain about at that moment).  And planning ahead and packing snacks also has the added benefit of putting you in control of the nutritional value of the snack rather than leaving your options limited to fast food or whatever you can find at the gas station.
  • Crafty Stuff – Obviously don’t bring stuff that involves a ton of tiny pieces and glitter is likely to lead to disaster.  Do bring coloring books, crayons, markers, etc. though.  You may also wants to get one of those lap desk type things too, with the squishy bottom and hard top, to avoid the frustration of coloring on a non hard surface.
  • Books – This can keep children, especially more proficient readers capable of reading longer books, busy for quite awhile, BUT you may want to consider having them put on Sea Bands first if they get motion sickness or if you are unsure if they do because reading in the car is the most miserable thing ever for someone with motion sickness.
  • Movies – Preferably one they haven’t seen yet (bonus points if it’s something they really really really want to see).  Built in DVD players are an amazing feature!  And for all you Wisconsinites in the market for a new vehicle and considering this option you can check out a new Chrysler Town & Country S Van or other DVD equipped vehicle from Sheboygan Chrysler of WI.

Have yourself a safe and happy winter, stay warm, and be sure you check out the rest of my Winter Holiday Travel Guides!

*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions and ideas expressed are 100% mine.*

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About Ashley {a.k.a. The Undomestic Mommy}

Ashley is a single mother (of two wonderful little girls), a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, and a blogger living a life of undomestic bliss in the Dairy State. When asked about what she does in her free time she is likely to appear slightly befuddled and ask what this "free time" is that you speak of.

Posted on January 24, 2014, in Winter Holiday Travel Guide. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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