More Road Trip Travel Hacks! How To Survive A Road Trip With Kids.

I’ve posted a video sharing 20 road trip hacks so I thought it was probably a good idea to share them over here on the blog! This year we took our 2 children on our 5th road trip which we feel incredibly lucky to have been able to do. Over the years we’ve gained quite a lot of experience as to how to survive a road trip with kids and lots of travel hacks to make it all easier for everyone involved!

Road trip travel hacks children in front of 60's diner

Road Trip Travel Hacks

Burn off as much steam as possible before your journey

Have a secret tin of little toys to surprise them with; it’s always good to have some fun road trip activities for kids planned for when your journey takes longer than you expected.

Jump out of the car and see what you can find nearby – there’s usually something you can explore

Get a larger car for all the bags you gather along the way!

SUV on a road trip

Use a cleaning caddy box for food and drinks containers – image credit Pinterest

Use craft boxes for snacks – some great ideas on Pinterest for these.

Bring home comforts – pillows and teddies.

Pack a picnic so you don’t have to stop so often and spend lots of money.

Pack a first aid kit.

For more tips pop over to the video!

More family road trip videos

Our family Travel videos –

Packing tips – pack with me –

If you’ve been following me over on my Instagram, or even on my YouTube channel, you’ll know that we have recently been on a road trip with our 2 young son’s up and down the Californian coastline. You can watch our video here;




  1. May 31, 2019 / 8:37 am

    The magnetic boxes are a great idea and I love the snack caddy. I’ve been cautious about taking mine anywhere longer than an hour on my own but I feel armed with ideas now 🙂

    • June 7, 2019 / 1:13 pm

      So glad you found them helpful! I love the magnetic boxes, great for doubling up as storage too! x

  2. May 27, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    Hi Lara,
    Thank you for sharing these ideas. Indeed the list is never complete without a set of toys.
    Toys are fun and fun is important for a good road trip with the kids.
    I never forget to bring my son’s Dinosaur Travel tray on any trip.
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    • June 7, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      A dino travel tray sounds amazing!! x

    • June 7, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      Thanks Katie, glad you liked it x

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