Family Travel Tips: Make Your Road Trip Family Friendly!

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Family Travel,Resources,Support

This family travel post was originally published in July 2009 but I thought you would find it interesting for Spring Break travel! Enjoy!

As our family gears up for a road trip to Chicago for a family reunion, I want to take a minute to wish you all a safe and festive fourth and to give you a few tips for the road. Load up on audio books and CDs.

My kids have grown up listening to the Adventures in Odyssey series, by Focus on the Family (, and we love all kinds of books on CD/tape. Any one of the Harry Potter books will take us to Chicago and back or wherever your family destination. We also enjoy the Ramona the Pest series and Junie B. Jones. Head to your local library and see what they have available and chances are they have something for everyone.

As far as music, I would suggest any CDs from our dear friends, and Kansas City favorites, Mr. Stinky Feet ( and Funky Mama ( Our kids fall asleep each night to their hits. It’s so fun for me to hear the voices of my good friends echoing in our halls at night. We’ve also discovered a new group called the Recess Monkeys ( ). I had the chance to spend some time with this ultra cool group from Seattle at Jiggle Jam and they are as hip and fun as their music. The kids love their Beatles like beat and even the older kids agree–this band appeals to all ages. One neat fact is that the three band members are teachers by day and rock stars by night.

Here’s to a rockin’ fourth!

Make it a great weekend,


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