5 Must-See Road Trip Tips for Fun in the Car

May 10, 2016

Are you planning a road trip this summer? Whether you’re staying in Northeast Ohio or traveling out of state, any extended period of time in the car deserves special preparation. In addition to checking or buying new tires, having the vehicle inspected and the oil changed, you should prepare your vehicle’s interior to maximize your enjoyment on the road. Here are five of the best road trip tips and games we’ve seen!


Check out RoadTrippers.com to map your next adventure! Enter your starting place and your destination and use their tools to build your map and trip! Check out their guides to some of the best destinations along the way.


Travel Bingo with Free Printable

This game could be fun for young kids and even teenagers! Print out these free automotive and road-trip bingo cards from MustHaveMom.com or make your own! You can laminate these with contact paper and use dry-erase markers so they can be re-used over and over again! Get the free printable here!Free-Travel-Bingo-Printable

DIY Containers 

Start saving coffee creamer containers. They are perfect for storing snacks, crayons, small toys and other items and may even fit into your cup holders. Unlike bags, these containers will prevent snack items from getting crushed and broken in a busy car. See more tips like this from Stockpiling Moms.


Make Time to Visit Small Towns & State Parks

Check out this guide to the most beautiful small towns in the U.S.A! Make time to visit state parks and small towns to stretch your legs, get a bite to eat and enjoy the long drive to wherever you may be going! Breaking up the trip makes the driving seem less tiresome and more fun!

Print & Laminate Your Route

While digital maps, apps and GPS systems are undeniably convenient, paper maps offer a little more. Print and laminate the map of your route. You never know when you may need to find a reliable detour or need to make an emergency stop. You can also use the maps to occupy your children’s time. Ask them if they can find a certain city on the map so they can keep track of how far you’ve come. Have them trace your route on the laminated map with a dry-erase marker as you go!

Check out our other summer driving tips to help keep your family safe and comfortable on the road. Stop by any Rad Air location from Downtown Cleveland to Akron, Lorain to Wickliffe and many locations in between for pre-road trip maintenance and a safety inspection.