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This summer, we’ve enjoyed a more leisurely pace. Instead of our usual press trips and summer travels, we’ve opted to stick around and enjoy our local attractions instead. Trips to the beach, picnics in the park and lazy evenings on the patio have made it a summer to remember.
However, staycationing in the city is less about packing lists and more about surviving road trips. Especially when travelling with young ones, I find that long car rides can generally be even more stressful than plane rides for the following reasons:
1) Children have way too much stimuli. “Look! We passed a McDonalds. Can we stop for fries and a drink?” This happens a lot. “Mom! He’s touching me!” (looking at me, hitting at me, humming in my direction, etc etc.) This happens more than the requests for McD’s. “Are we there yet?” Ugh. I don’t have to tell you how often this happens.
2) There’s no one to impress. On a plane, it takes me much longer to lose my cool with my kids, mostly because I want to create the façade of a functional family. I’ll spend a lot of time gently coaxing, reasoning, and then quietly threatening in a hushed voice. In a car, however, I can be yelling my head off from the moment we turn out of the driveway. As a result, my stress levels are higher.
3) The estimated time of arrival can vary. One word: traffic. As a city dweller, we pretty much encounter traffic… everywhere. And while air travel may involve flight delays, for the most part, I’m not stuck with in a claustrophobic cube while I wait. (Plus, dealing with other drivers? I don’t even want to go there.)
Anyhoo, as you can see, road trips aren’t without their cons. However, the pros are pretty fantastic:
1) Saving money. Of course you can save money by road tripping! The fuel costs are divided among the number of passengers, you can choose to do a day trip to avoid hotel costs, and you can rent a trailer or RV if you need a place to sleep.
2) You control the schedule. It’s nice not having to rush to the airport to catch a flight! (Speaking as someone who is ALWAYS late.) Plus, there’s no need to cut the fun short to catch a return flight, either. With road trips, there’s less need to adhere to a strict itinerary, which allows for spontaneity – like a stop at McDonald’s for fries and a drink!
3) Making memories with your loved ones. Sure, there’s a little more yelling; a few more temper tantrums. But there’s a lot of family bonding going on, too. The laughs we’ve shared and the funny road trip games we play are memories I’ll always cherish.
So far, we’ve done three road trips to Wasaga Beach, one to Niagara Falls and one to Kingston (all in Ontario). Our next will be a bit longer – we’re headed back to Mont Tremblant in the fall to experience the village as the seasons change.
Do you love road trippin’? I need your help. This fall, I’ll be collaborating with What She Said Radio to do a special segment on road trips. And here’s where you come in – I want to hear your thoughts on road trips. The good, the bad and the ugly! You answer could be featured on What She Said’s weekly radio show as we delve into the Canadian road trip culture.
To thank you for taking the time to answer, one lucky reader will win a $250 Visa Gift Card – the perfect way to put a dent in road trip expenses! Simply fill the form with your qualifying entries.
I love road trips! Such a great way to see places you may never go to if you fly to your destination.
Yes! Snacks and sights :)
When the girls were young we took lots of road trips. We always packed a bag of activities and a cooler of drinks and snacks. There weren’t any portable movie devices then and the girls were always good. Nowadays I prefer to fly.
Our family loves road trips! Such a great way to bond as a family ????
Nothing better than a spontaneous, road trip with loved ones or friends. Just fill the car up with gas, grab a few snacks, some good tunes, hop in the car and GO!! We <3 road trips!!! So much adventure, so many memories! One of our favorite things to do!
We haven’t been on any road trips for a long while now, but when the girls were younger omg, I was ready to leave them on the side of the road sometimes, even though they had their snacks and drinks as soon as they seen a fast food joint, it was can we get and I want, then it was the fighting between them, it would have been perfect if we had limo glass between the back and the front..lol but in the end we always made it to where we were going and all turned out well and our trips were good..now on the way home that’s a whole new story..lol
I love roadtrips with the right group of people!
I absolutely love road trips! I love randomly pulling off the highway to small towns I’ve never been to before.
Right now With me moving and driving with donation stuff, driving back to clean house, then driving back again 7 hrs total for closing of house, I don’t like them.
I love road trips! Especially if it’s filled with great music along the way :) and time to stop and take pictures too.
I love road trips if I am well prepared. Snacks,drinks, and audio books as great to make the time pass quickly.
I love road trips. Nothing like a good drive with the windows down and music flowing
I love road trips, but I don’t get to do them very often. The last one I did was a drive down East, it was really nice to see the Atlantic provinces.
I love road trips. I have so many good memories heading to the mountains as a child.
We love our road trips! We’ve been taking them since before the kids were born. We’re reoad-tripping down to Florida(again)with our three girls this month!
Before kids, I absolutely LOVED road trips! It was a great way to explore off the beaten path. With 2 little ones now, road trips are tougher. We tend to do very short mini road trips instead.
I love road trips. the beauty of the GTA is having so many things to do within a 2 hour drive. from conservation areas to museums -so many things to do.
We love road tripping! Many adventures we have enjoyed as a family funding new places. Best road trip by far was the boat from England to France then on to Germany, Belgium and Holland. We had s blast, can’t wait for the next one.
I love road trips and we road trip from Ontario to Newfoundland every few years. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Next summer we are road tripping back to Newfoundland and I am so excited but going to be travelling with 6 children so it should be quite interesting lol.
Our family loves road trips. We’ve drove to Florida 6 times so far with our kids. I found the best thing is to book hotels before you go. That way the kids (and me) have a goal and something to look forward to. It’s easier with them getting older but they still have their irritating each other moments for sure. We also let them choose music to play for some of it and there has to be quiet times too. Lots of planning but not too strict of a schedule works for us.
I love Road Tripping.. At least once a year we go on a vacation across the province exploring the sites and local attractions. It is get bonding time.
I love road trips! I always make sure to have tons of snacks to keep the kids occupied. I could do with a lot less are we there yet…
I guess it depends where we’re going but I usually love road trips!!
I love road trips, but you have to be prepared for anything. On our families longest and most memorable road trip, I the planned passenger became the sole driver when my husband forgot his drivers licence in another state. I drove long days (and nights) through crazy weather with even crazier company. Looking back it was such a fun adventure. We got through by being flexible and patient. The memories are good and will last a lifetime. Car songs, driving past a giant pumpkin in transit and that crazy hail storm we hit in California… Good times, for sure. :)
Debbie White Beattie
I’ve always loved road trips. I remember when I was a kid my mother scrimped and saved in order to buy a hard shell full trailer for us to go camping in. We traveled all over Ontario and for someone who was a single mother going to school, she cleaned houses to make extra money for us to do all those things. To this day those are my fondest summer road trips and staying in campgrounds all over Ontario.
Road trips are great! We always bring lots of food, especially fresh fruit or crunchy veggies. Lots of water too.
That way we don’t have to stop for food on the way.. great way to save $$
As a couple, our favourite vacation was the road trip. Once we had our son, it didn’t chnage. He was on the road at a few months old. Our biggest trip was a 42 day, 19 state, 12,000 km road trip with our 10 month old while I was on maternity leave. A heck of a lot more to pack in and out of hotels with a kid that age! He is now almost 3 and a seasoned road traveller with many trips and more than 100 hotel nights under his belt.
When I was 26 and my youngest brother was 13, I thought a road trip down east with Thomas and my mother was a good idea. I had only lived at home for 4 years after my brother was born, and they rarely got to travel so somehow I thought this was a good idea.
First, I was the only driver and we drove from Hamilton ON to St. Andrew’s and back, with many stops along the way. At about day 4, I could not take my brother and mother’s constant bickering anymore and when we got to the hotel, I told them they were on their own the next day. I drove to a beach, and sat by myself all day, reading a book and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Despite the aggravation, it was a very memorable trip. We saw so much and as you can tell, to this day, I remember it.
We love road trips but this year we’re having a staycation here in Winnipeg there’s always sooooo much to do! Folklorama Zoo, Blues Fest, Fort Whyte, Oak Hammock Marsh, Ballet in the Park etc.
We love road trips. Every summer since our first child was born we embark on 3000+ km road trips. We now have three children under 9 and love to drive and explore although I will admit the 36 hour straight drive each way Goose Bay to southern Québec through the back country that we did 4 times in three years was a challenge
I love road trips and since I dont have 10 yrs driving exp. I cant drive my mom/dads vehicles so I get to relax and site see the entire way! BONUS
I love road trips but haven’t had one in a long while now.I am hoping to go down to the East Coast soon to drive the Cabot Trail!!That will be exciting and I am really looking forward to it.
Road trips are best with the he right music, snacks and company!!
We took our kids up to the in laws cottage in Parrysound. Driving with an almost 2 year old was a nightmare! On the way home it took us 4 hours instead of 2.5. Used all my data for Barney and my almost 2 year old vomited on my phone. This passe
Yes I love road trips it reminds me of my childhood 6 kids packed in a van playing games all the way to Florida. But these days kids have short attention spans and adults no patience. I try my best to make roads trips fun for the kids with treats toys and of course dvd player lol. We have done Ohio Chicago and beaches in Ontario. I hope we can go as far a Myrtle Beach soon.
I enjoy it
When I was 5, we drove from BC to Ontario in a camper van. My mom and I stayed for a month, while dad flew back to BC for work. He then returned to drive us home ☺
love, love, love roadtrips …. especially if we leave the kids behind!
I used to love going in road trips when kids were young out to the beach in the summer and also to the zoo.
used to love road trips haven’t taken one in a while- no vehicle, my dad and I used to take a road trip every summer was nice to spend the time together we would travel from Northern Alberta down into southern BC and back
I Love roadtrips, fun family times.
I love road trips. I drove from Toronto to Vancouver Island one year and that was great. I’d love to do it again and take my time to really explore this beautiful country.
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I like going on a Road Trip but i don’t drive
so i don’t go on that many.
It’s always nice to visit a new town
and see it’s landmarks.
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Christina Da Silva
I find that our best road trips are unplanned and spontaneous. One of the best times we shared was when my daughter spent a week in the hospital and we had no idea what was causing her issues and she was on IV etc and it was before a long weekend and finally towards the end of the week they came up with the proper diagnosis, treated her and we left the hospital that very Friday and got home packed up our stuff and went to a last minute cottage. We were all so greatful to be out of the hospital. Knowing she was going to be ok. It was a wonderful road trip which normally would have been too long and tiresome for the kiddos. Lots if snacks, favourite tunes, usually a pit stop at a park and a restaurant and it’s overall a fun trip!
Love ’em. If only everyone could get more time off together to do more.
Love road trips because I get to explore different parts of my home province (Ontario), see beautiful landscapes and waterfalls and get my daily dose of exercise hiking the trails. I get to spend an entire day with friends who love doing the same things I do
Love road trips. An abundance of snacks and car games to play on the way.
So many road trip memories from childhood. Day road trips, cross Canada road trips. “punch buggy no punch backs!” My parents were saints taking 7 kids anywhere is brave lol, never mind all piled into a yellow Polaris station wagon with tent trailer in tow. The cross Canada trip was crazy wild amazing. We being the crazy wild part, the places we went were amazing.The not so fun for Dad happened in Stanley Park where we were touring through in 120o heat that’s Fahrenheit. The wagons engine over heated and died. It was a week before the engine could be replaced … it was fixed in time for the trip back to Ontario.Another trip we were in our camping spot mom had laundry hung with a rope tied from the tree to the car handle. My baby sister got really sick and my mom in a panic jumped into the car and drove off with her to hospital. My sister was fine just mild reaction to well water…. on the other hand the clothesline hung with diapers, underwear (ugly camping underwear) wet towels, shirts… were spread from camp through town to hospital. Pretty sure no one went looking for it!Poor mom! Loved every moment even the goofy stuff. There is the one about the bear and the human dominoes but I’ll save that trip for another day.
Usually if I leave hubby home we do pretty good…he hates roadtrips and I’m complains a lot.
I love taking roadtrips! Especially with my kids. I love being away from technology and having quality fun.
I love road trips! They are always a fun adventure! I always make sure to bring activities and lots of snacks so we don’t get bored.
We LOVE road trips!!!!!!!!!!! They are so fun! The whole family enjoys it!
I wish I could finally get my license to take a road trip! There are so many destinations I would go with my family! I loved them when I was young and when I do get my DL, I’ll be sure to plan some fun trips!
I love road trips. One of my faves was a road trip to Banff after high school. Many lessons learned, including don’t leave out your food when camping. That bear sure enjoyed our food.
I like road trips, I have great memories of them. Our family did them to BC every year & it was fun but also scary. My sister & I were always allowed to buy a bag of assorted candies to eat on the way so that made it fun, & we’d listen to our cassettes on our walkmans. But the drive itself was pretty hairy at times with all the winding roads through the mountains! And my parents were never good at reading maps so tensions would run high when they’d get lost, of course!
like road trips that are shorter vs longer; it is amazing how much one can see and take in in just a
short distance. We have been doing that this summer and got to places we did not know existed/parks especially.
I love them, get to listen to a new playlist everytime!
I love road trips , usually its with my sister ,we go to visit our cousins for the night and come home the next day , its nice to spend time together . all the laughing and talking about anything and everything is so much fun, i love our sister time :)
I love short road trips. Anything over 4 hours are not for me with two little impatient boys. Maybe when they are older, we can do longer trips but I can’t take a full day of “are we there yet?” over and over.
My family loves road trips and our little guys are really good travellers, so that helps a lot. Some things really help make our trips successful.
1. The bin. I bought a bin from the dollar store that fits perfectly between the car seats. It fits an assortment of stuff to occupy the boys. Some things we put in are books, cars, etch-a-sketch, magna-doodle, Crayola colour magic colouring books, mini kaleidoscope, plastic figures, etc. The boys mostly keep the stuff in the bin, especially since they can’t reach it if they don’t. We keep the bin in the car all the time.
2. Snacks. I also keep snacks in the car all the time. You might get storm-stayed. In July. It could happen, right? Also, snacks are magic and seem to fix everything! Water bottles too!
3. Wet wipes. I have two boys that are six and four and sometimes our two golden retrievers join us on our road trips too. It is a given that there will be messes. We find that doggy bags or diaper bags are perfect little garbage bags for little messes in the car. They are usually biodegradable and can be easily tossed at any stop!
4. Music. My boys love music and have some favourites. They don’t really understand that the radio doesn’t work on demand so I like to make road trip mp3 playlists. Once we took a 10 day road trip to Newfoundland and the theme from Frozen was on our playlist. Just be aware that any song could be the one they want to hear on repeat.
5. Pack strategically. If you are like me and you tend to over-pack and fill your vehicle to capacity, you may want to consider placing some things within easy access. Things we’ve needed, a change of clothes, toiletries, security item, jackets, sunscreen, etc.
6. A sense of humour. I think kids have a much different sense of time and a trip the grocery store feels like it takes hours. To them, road trips are epic expeditions even if we’re driving 1.5 hours to the city. If they get bored we play games and more often than not have a blast doing it.
Our next road trip is next week and we’ll be driving from to Saint John, NB for a week in a rustic cabin on an island. Our favourite part of this trip is the two ferries we’ll take. I can’t wait!
I love road trips!!
One of my favorite memories was a road trip with my grandparents through the Canadian Rockies, absolutely beautiful!
I love road trips. Best part of the summer
we love road trips, great time to bond and check out new places
We love road trips. Not as restricted by a schedule and get to see so much. We drive a lot! You get a better idea of how big the world really is.
Yes and No. I dislike long drive; I get bored. I love the scenery and I would do road trip and camping with lost of sight seeing. I gave up camping and long road trip after camping with 2 children in diapers. I told my husband this is not a holiday but works. We are lucky here in AB we can have wonderful little road trip that last a day or two.
Love road trips! However constant bathroom breaks are essential nowadays lol. Just a few more weeks of weekend road trips then it’ll be time for us to take a break and enjoy the company of our little bundle of joy
I love road trips! my stomach doesn’t always love them (long drive gets my tummy feeling uneasy) but I do love road trips. The one time a friend of mine took a road trip to Buffalo. we had a fun day and everything was great until we tried to get home and took the wrong cut off taking us back to the states. eventually we made it back lol
Road trips are great….until “are we there yet? ” starts.
Not a huge fan. I would prefer to fly and save time.
We love road trips – the boys are at an age where the understand that the fun and memories is well worth the drive.
The good- getting out with my hubby.
The bad- getting lost.
The ugly- forgetting my sleep apnea machine. Makes for a grumpy woman.
I like road trips, but have not had a chance to go many of them.
I love road trips. Always did them as a family and got lost many times. One from Newfoundland to Toronto and back was an adventure and got quite interesting at times. Now I love to take them when with my daughter who has a great sense of direction. I have taken a few with her in Alberta, BC and we did the big Island of Hawaii in December.
I loved road trips as a kid! My parents took us fun places, had great toys and snacks, and we played games and sang songs. I hope to do the same for my family when my child is older!
Road trips are a lot of fun! We did a great family trip through Alberta a couple of years ago
I love road trips! I’ve always found it great family bonding time. Some of my favourite childhood memories are from road trips my family took! It’s fun to see beautiful scenery along the way and discover new places when you make a pit stop. Of course flying will save time, but it’s nice to enjoy the journey on the way to a destination and flying can also be stressful.
I like road trips but I am a terrible driver so there are lots of oops my way, when I’s love to enjoy the scenes but have to focus on the road.
I love road trips! I love the adventure and taking in the scenery. Singing along the way to our favorite tunes is half the fun. We stop to explore along the way and dont adhere too strictly to a schedule so we can make spontaneous plans if we come across something exciting and interesting. My tips are to bring along snacks and games or activities.
I love road trips, we used to take several a year. We still road trip but take shorter rather than longer trips (due to a family members injury/discomfort). I love having control of when we stop, where we stop, where we eat or if we bring a cooler (usually). Itineraries are great but I love keeping it open and playing it by ear.
I used to love road trips but I have a 1 year old who hates the car right now – so I’m hoping in a few years we can get back to taking them….peacefully :)
Looooooooooooooooove road trips. Love when things go WRONG on road trips! lol Those always make the best stories.
Love road trips! We have done many road trips over the years. When the kids were small most were great but some stand out..when our son was just under 2 we went on a road trip up to the Okanagen to visit family, he has always been a perfect little traveller, this trip we left late in evening for the 4 hour trip…the moon was out and he wondered why it was following us..about half hour into the drive he made up a little song.. “Buttons buttons I love buttons”.. and sang that one line song over and over for the rest of the trip!Over 3 hours of the BUTTON song!(he did love buttons..not the type on clothing but electronics buttons, TV buttons ect..) We still tease him about it now! One bad road trip from Calgary to BC..my husband got food poisoning from a salad at a fast food place the night before.. but even with bathroom issues that we had to stop at least every half hour… he kept on driving, how he did it I don’t know! plus not a whole lot of rest areas through the mountains!!!
I actually hate road trips. I get car sick! Plus the kids tend to get bored and start complaining after about 15 minutes in the vehicle so that makes for a not fun time. We haven’t been on a road trip in about 4 years. Maybe when the kids are bigger and can enjoy it more :)
I love road trips as I love the landscape you get to experience. I like it even more if I don’t have to do all of the driving ;)
I love them! Just pack your car and everything you need is right there. No need to lug anything onto flights!
I dislike road trips, because of the frequent stops, no one is every synced up, I feel like my skin is covered in dust/dirt, traffic and the whining…… everyone gets so tired of my whining lol
When we were young we would drive 5 hours to Banff just on s whim, for coffee and breakfast spend the day and come home, good old days!
i hate road trips because im the only one that drives and i hate driving!
I love road trips there are so many places to see on your travels. My favourite is to stop by the ocean and explore and then find a food truck. Cheers
I like road trips in theory – or if I have a driver to share the burden with me. My husband can’t drive so unless another adult is in the car I get stuck with the entire trip and that is exhausting. Even when that does occur, if I have to go over 4 hours in the car I start to get antsy – but its so affordable compared to other travel methods and I do like exploring!
I do enjoy road trips – while I like how quick travel by plane IS, I really enjoy the journey of getting from point A – B. There is so much to see on the way and you are more inclined to chat on route, see things along the way and explore!
Road trips are a lot of fun! I love to enjoy all the beautiful landscapes and scenery.
Road trips can be fun depending on where were going and how far and especially who is in the vehicle
I love road trips.It’s all about a little prep work to keep the kids happy and knowing where you can stop to allow them to run off energy. I made a 20 hour road trip with 10 hours each day driving with a 2 year old and 6 year old. I stopped for an hour at a time in a place they would enjoy, like a tourist information area with a playground or a McDonalds with a play area and just let them run off all their energy. Once we were back in the car, I put a movie on and gave them their favorite snacks and they were good for a few hours.
We LOVE to road trip!!! We drove right across NL this summer and also across Ontario! SO much fun!
I love a good road trip, there’s so much to see in Canada that you could go on and on. Ontario has many great places to explore and see. thanks for the opportunity to win
We love road trips, we just had one (7hrs drive) but with 3 young kids it can be very long, that’s why we had to take little breaks to make it easy, next time we found a little zoo on the way, anyways we had a great trip the kids got to watch some movies while I enjoyed the views
Love our summer road trips
Love road trips, they can be so much fun with a bit of planning. Unfortunately no road trips for us this summer because we have had too many other expenses. We will have a road trip to Collingwood in November.
I love road trips! I’ve gone on a road trip to BC and Alberta. I’d love to go to the East Coast sometime.
Loved them as a kid – we drove from Toronto to Florida a few times but the best was when I was in grade school and we drove from the bottom of Yonge Street to Manitoba!
I love them. For four summers we took a road trip to different parts of the U.S. to take in Minor and Major League baseball games and explore the cities. One year we drove through nine states and visited 14 cities. Great way to really explore the countryside.
My favorite road trip was a few years ago with my 3 sisters and my Mom,we traveled across Newfoundland and visited many of the Bays and small outports,it was such a wonderful trip
We love to take road trips, especially spur of the moment ones. Our favourite area to visit is the Lake Huron shoreline and visit the wonderful sandy beaches there.
i love road trips were about to take one in two weeks. the best though was about 20 years ago we were one in PEI and my dad who was only supposed to drive about 5 mins from the hotel to the restaurant somehow got lost and we got to see the whole island and eat much later…we still tease him to this day
We love going on road trips and have travelled from coast to coast in Canada and the USA. Always looking forward to our next road trip!
I am not really keen on road trips. I would rather fly to my destination and enjoy my time there.
I like road trips, although I haven’t gone on one in a few years. As I’ve gotten older I now get car sick on long drives, so I have to prepare for that. But it didn’t stop me from going. Hopefully next year be able to go on one again.
love road trips with the family, you save so much money and there’s always interesting stops along the way!
I love road trips! There are so many interesting small country towns to explore.
Jessica M Walker
Love riad trips you never know what you will see.
I love road trips. I am hoping to take a road trip to Whitehorse to visit my son before the snow starts.
I love road trips as long as my husband and I don’t travel too far in a single day :)
I think road trips are great. Good memories from when I was a kid and this summer will my first big road trip with my son. So looking forward to it and many more!
I use to like long road trips as long as we had plenty of stops, but now I prefer short trips.
I LOVE road trips,especially those unexpected spur of the moment ones,,so fun!
I love road trips just to go and and pick a place out of the way is so much fun for us
I LOVE road trips, but I haven’t been on one in years. I don’t care if it’s 3 days looking at nothing but trees it’s a fun and cozy way to travel.
I love road trips with my girlfriends!
I love road trips! My husband and I actually started dating while on a cross country road trip with one other friend 18 years ago.
Road trips are ok. Most of the time I enjoy them but who really enjoys spending 10 hours in the car with your kids.
some I have enjoyed and the others, well lets say, hubby and I are still married. My husband never asks for directions and even using a GPS we always end up taking the scenic route.
Road trips seem to go to one extreme or the other; awesome or a disaster!
We love road trips as a family. The most memorable was the road trip we took around Alberta through Banff and Jasper National Parks with our family from the Philippines.
I love road trips in the summer (minus construction). This last year though I was apparently speeding and got a ticket, but the police were nice and gave the kids free frosters.
I love road trips, I find they bring my family closer together. We like going to Niagara Falls with the kids
I love road trips. Our last one was a drive from Ontario to New Brunswick for the long weekend to visit friends.
Never have I been on a road trip. I can’t afford it.
My hubby & I really enjoy taking our yorkie on road trips. Lots of hotels are pet friendly and he’s a good little passenger so it’s fun & easy to travel with him. It also gives us piece of mind rather than worrying about him staying home by himself & arranging for his care. The only time we had an issue was in Drumheller badlands he rolled in a puddle of green animal poop and he smelled terrible and there was no where nearby to wash him off. So I guess it has it’s ups and downs
I loved roadtrips as a child but not so much as an adult! As a child I am told I made my parents stop at motels with pools all along the way. This was a roadtrip Vancouver to Disneyland and back! :-0
Your boys are so sweet, and what a fab car!! Road trips are totally doable (and tons of fun) when you have a comfy vehicle. Hands down. Thanks for sharing! x
We love road trips and when hubby was in the military we had our fair share of cross country road trips.
Awwww Super cute <3
I love road trips when I’m driving, being the passenger is kind of dull. :) We just did a quick road trip, Montreal to Ottawa, fun!
I love them though the last one I had was with my brother and we were young. The free time (pre iPhone era) was left for concocting silly songs and annoying our parents!
I love road tripping with my son and my dog !111
Love road trips, we often take road trips here in Nova Scotia that follow the ocean, the South Shore has beautiful beaches and small fishing villages
I enjoy a road trip that only takes up to 8 hours of driving. Then I need a day or 2 out of the car lol!
I love road trips. some of our best road trips are the spontaneous ones. Just hop in truck and go! Where we end up is always an adventure.
I love road trips. I remember we used to play I Spy, or punch buggy, or loom for license plates from far away US states or other countries. One time I went to Montreal with my friend Troy, and his mom to see Chantal Kreviazuk. We got lost trying to find their relatives place. When Troys mom stopped to ask for directions, we made me have a laughing fit, by telling her she said ask them if they have any grey poupon mustard. We still laugh about that.
Another time I went on a family trip to Eastern Canada, and we brought along a camera to record are trip. When we stopped off at the New Brunswick Tourist Information Center, it was so windy my mom lost her shoulder pads, and she was running down the highway trying to catch them. We caught it all on tape.
I love road trips! They are so fun as you can be spontaneous and go off the beaten path to discover unexpected things of interests. When we were in our teens, our parents took us on a road trip across Canada from Ontario. We stopped along the way at small towns and met amazing people. One lady was named Alberta and she showed us how to dig for clams. So fun!!
I like them when they are not too long esp if going to a fun destination.
I love road trips! Such a change from our routine. I remember one road trip years ago . . . we were only on our way about an hour when we ran over debris on the road — you guessed it — a flat tire! No worries though — we got it fixed right away and were on our way!
I love road trips! It’s a great bonding time for us. When I was younger, our parents took out on a road trip, but I hated it because our car was old and very cramped but my dad distracted us from that by telling us some of his childhood stories. My sister and I learned a lot about my dad during that road trip.
Love road trips, with the proper tunes, iced coffee and a good plan I am In like Flynn :)
I hate road trips, we did a couple when my kids where little and it was a nightmare. We had to stop many times that it took us twice as long to reach our final destination. Short ones, yes but long ones, not for me.
I love road trips. Sometimes my husband and I just get in the car and just drive not knowing where we’ll stop and spend the day. We make it an adventure every time.
I love road trips as they aren’t too, too long. You have to bring along a lot of things to keep everyone occupied and not bored though.
We love to road trip in Ontario and Quebec. We try to go to Niagara Falls every year and northern Ontario for the beaches and camping.
we like to drive through the night, but have made definite memories during the day as well
We love to road trip. Trans Canada Highway from Toronto to Winnipeg is a gorgeous scenic drive.
I like road trips, I went on one two years ago with my daughter and grandson. We had a blast. We had a cooler for drinks and snacks. We took our time and let him choose some to the activities.
I get very car sick so unfortunately I am not a fan, but my family loves them … so we try and make due and stop a lot, or knock me out with a gravol LOL
I like road trips but I get some anxiety being on the road or highway a long time especially beside rigs.
I enjoy road trips. Some of my favourite road trips have been with my mom and sister for shopping. Love finding a good bargain!
I absolutely LOVE road trips. Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats sleeping in my own bed, but I enjoy the adventure.
I like road trips that limit driving to 3 hours a day – gives me time to sightsee and shop.
I enjoy road trips. Ontario is such a wonderful province and living in central Ontario there are so many wonderful places to visit that can be done in a day
I absolutely LOVE road trips. Went on a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco with my best friend for her 40th birthday and it was the best trip EVER!!!
I love road trips but I’ll never do anything farther then the other side of the province.
Rhonda W G.
I have fond memories with road trips as a child actually even despite car sickness…lol. As an adult I stay to day trips due to my health and find them fun.
Loved it when we woke up on a Sat & Dad would say pack an over night bag, not sure where we are going yet, but where ever the road takes us!!!
We love road trips especially when we stumble upon a small nice town with things to explore
As a kid or teen/young adult, loved road trips. Don’t mind them at all now but the whole thought process and having to pack for kids stresses us to do less. As they get bigger though, we are doing more.
We love our road trips! Spur of the moment trips are the best with family making lasting memories.
I love road trips but have not been on one for afew years! My most memorable one was to Niagara Falls, Ontario when my kids were younger. Thank you for the giveaway!
I love taking road trips with hubby. It gives us a chance to reconnect and explore our beautiful province.
i seriously love going on road trips as the passenger and stopping at all the interesting spots
Most of the time I love road trips. However, keep in mind that you are in close quarters for long periods of time. Tempers can flare
Jenn Beckett @jennpup
I love a road trip as long as I have a rental car, not sure why, I just enjoy it more. And solo road trips are my favourite!
I like road trips – they give me more freedom to stop when I want
Love road trips – although not as much now that I have two kids!
I looove road trips! I wish I could do one this summer.
Love road trips. Best way to see our country (or any country).
I’ve done so many road trips since 1989! For the most part, I love them. They offer so many opportunities along the way for adventure and learning.
I love road trips. I love being able to stop and go as I please. It’s a little bit more complicated now that we have a baby but I can’t wait to take him along.
I love road trips with family and friends. Great time for karaoke
I love road trips.
Nancy J Montgomery
I love road trips! My favourite one was when I kidnapped my high school girlfriends and took them on a 1600-kilometer weekend trip. Surprisingly and fortunately, all the parents thought it was funny.
The best road trip I ever took was from Toronto Ontario to Canton Ohio. 2 of my bestiees went with me. We were all in our 40’s but for those 3 days, we felt like teenagers again. We turned up the music, laughed our asses off and had the best time EVER!
Best road trips are fun ones that arent planned and are spur of the moment and you get to be the passenger LOL
I love road trips but it’s not something we do regularly, maybe once or twice a year!
I love road trips ! We have drove to Florida a few times now and it was awesome seeing all the neat things along the way !
I like road trips that don’t take days to get there.
I love road trips with my family and friends! I get to blast the music and just enjoy the ride! Enjoy the scenery and my car rides are always full of lots of laughter. My latest road trip was to Wasaga Beach. I love it because we always have a cooler full of drinks and food for the road trip. Road trips are memories that will last a lifetime. I always went to Niagara Falls and Wasaga Beach as a child with my family. Memories that last a lifetime! Thanks for the chance!!
I am not a big fan of road trips!!!
i love spending quality time on road trips with my family!
My family and I adore road trips! You never know what adventures you will have!
I love short road trips but don’t have much time for them.
I love road trips. My hubby and I have driven to Arizona and back to NS twice. We saw lots of different sights and wonderful scenery!
i love road trips… but i’m glad we have A/C now as we used to drive 24 hours to NFLD as a kid without A/C and that sucked lol
Road trips are my favorite form of vacation – never know where we will turn up
I’m not a fan but my family and I will be going on a trip form BC to Alberta in a couple weeks.
I like road short trips but only short ones now. My favourite road trip was when I was a teen. We took a road trip to Disneyland in the summer. My parents must have been very patient to take 4 kids that far for so long. We spent a week getting there and 10 days at Disneyland and with our cousins in Arcadia. Coming home we only spent a few days and made few stops.
I love road trips. I like discovering new places, and seeing new things.
love road trips!!
We love road trips! My next trip I would love to take is drive to PEI.
Road trips are an adventure. It is important to include the kids in the planning. Great fun learning experience! Construction Detours can lead to a place you would not normally have explored. Don’t always assume that there will be clean rest stop up ahead (take advantage of what is available.
Love road trips if I am traveling with people that like to go with the flow and don’t get rattled by changes in plans if someone has a fun idea or if things happen that aren’t planned for.
I haven’t been on a proper road trip in aaaaages! I really wanna get up to Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.
I love road trips, my husband and I bought a truck two years ago with the sole purpose of buying a trailer to tow behind the truck.
I love road trips! You can see so much more that way and it’s a fun experience for the whole family!
Driving long haul now makes life a constant road trip! Time off means putting feet on the ground for a few hours or days if lucky! I do have great memories of road-trips with my daughters as they were growing up- always a good time!
We love road trips. We can stop whenever we would like if need be. Also, no need to line up for security and stuff and has to be in the airport early.
As a family we haven’t taken any road trips anywhere. I would love to though.
I like road trips, especially if there is the promise of a lake and swimming at the end, happy times.
I actually love road trips but have become less and less brave when it comes to taking my kids on long ones. I used to bring my three little ones on 6 hour+ road trips to visit my sister in Ottawa, somehow when my twins were a year and a half and my youngest just a few months old, but now a 2 hour road trip seems unbearable!
I used to have anxiety and panic attacks so bad that I would hate the thought of even going on a road trip. This year I faced my fear to go get laser eye surgery on a trip that was 9 hours away, so now I want to be gone all the time :) Can’t wait til the next one in a few weeks.
I love roadtrips although they are not as easy now with two little ones. My favorite was a road trip up through Banff
We love road trips though we haven’t done any this year yet. Its been a busy summer and the weather in Alberta this month hasn’t been the greatest for driving either. My favourite road trip was from Calgary to Vancouver.
I am all about road trips, love them . Used to have garage sales just to fund a get in the car and go as far as we can .
Love road trips, I do them alot with 3 sons in hockey !! Fun times.
We love road trips.
Day road trips are the best
Road trips are always an adventure – a lot of good stuff, a bit of awesome stuff and the inevitable bad stuff! But all the stuff that memories are made of! In my experience, having some favourite music to groove along with as well as a variety of snack & beverage options to choose from makes all road trips even better.
We love road trips, especially when there’s great places to stop along the way! Whether it’s road trippin’ into the city, or heading up north, we always have a fantastic time!
I am a big fan of road trips. Most of the vacations that we take are road trips. We always discover new things that are off the beaten path as we travel along. Traveling to Florida,where we got to go Parasailing,was one of my favorite road trips.
love road trips – wish we can more of them :)
Spring is the time for our family hockey road trips all over Atlantic canada. PEI, nb ns you name it. Playing lots of I spy and categories with the kids.
I have fond memories of family road trips driving up the east coast of Australia. Good times.
I love a good road trip – we even do the longer 20+ hours trips. You’re exactly right, it is about survival, even without kids. I’ve become a pro at packing to keep myself sane – DVDs (with a portable player if your vehicle can’t play these), music, books, pillows and blankets, video games…
LOVE ROAD TRIPS
I love road trips. The smell of farmland as we drive near the field, make me forget all my problems. Seeing the cows too.
As a kid I hated them, sitting in the back seat was no fun. But now I love them, I’m the driver now!
I love road trips – well it actually depends who I go with. I recently went on a road trip to Montreal with some girlfriends and we had a blast! Some good memories!
I love road trips, I have had the best of times while on the road.
I don’t mind road trips but not when I’m the one driving! I can barely drive an hour straight on the highway without nodding off, no matter how well rested I am. I am NOT someone who should be behind the wheel on the highway!
I love road trips if I don’t have to drive.
Our vehicle is big enough so that the kids are in the back and my husband and I have time to talk and chill together.
kinda hate road trips… so it’s been awhile since we did one. when we only had one kid, he woke up puking the morning we were to depart… so the whole trip from Winnipeg to Calgary, I was sitting in the backseat with him, holding a pail. we left a trail of puked in play pens at hotels. no fun at all! :/
I love road trips. Great music, the open road and the people I love. Good times!
I love going to the Cariboo! Many roadtrips spent there. So much wildlife.
Love road trips but I do pack more than I need according to hubby. Road trips are even more fun when we get to take our dog with us.
We love road trips! Especially when the kids are still in diapers :) You can take your time and the journey is half the adventure
I used to love road trips with the children and we did plenty to Florida and Eastern Canada but now I find it hard to be sitting for too long because it causes too much pain. There was nothing better than hitting the open roads and seeing the scenery change.
Love road trips with our trailer, so relaxing. No TV or wifi, disconnect from the world
I’m OK with roadtrips but my husband hates them so I end up dreading to break the news to him when we have to roadtrip somewhere. We recently went with our almost 2yo for a 3hr roadtrip to my cousin’s wedding. Thankfully she slept most of the way and we managed to slip in some outlet mall shopping along the way.
I think they are fun, just make sure you have lots of snacks and activities for the kids!
My boyfriend lives in Gravenhurst Ontario. I visit him every other weekend so my travel is a road trip all in itself. I enjoy all of the beautiful scenery along the way, especially in the fall with the changing colours of the trees.
I love road trips! We used to road trip to Florida all the time when I was a kid! It was great family time and it was a treat to eat at all the different restaurants along the way. I’d be asleep in the backseat through most of the driving, but we would always stop off for shopping breaks! (Walmart, Meyers and Target were huge for us back in the day! lol) And the best thing about roadtrips: Getting to swim in the motel pools! (Sounds gross now, of course!)
As an adult, I still enjoy roadtrips with my girlfriends. It’s definitely a different experience! Lots of chatting and singing to old tunes and general bonding time going on. (But alas, no luxury of getting to sleep the whole way in the backseat!)
The best roadtrips these days are the ones that force you to take unexpected detours that turn into fun adventures! Good times!
Roadtrips as a family were rough, as it was five people in a small car for hours with no a/c (and often with a golden lab). Once you can pick your own tunes and schedule your own rest stops things improve immensely.
I love road trips as long as I’m not driving. I make a great passenger though!
I never been on a roadtrip but would love to.
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We love road trips! We bring lots of snacks!
I love roadtrips! Even as a kid in the station wagon with my siblings it was always such a great adventure! Roadtrips as an adult are even better because I can stop the car to take pictures and go to the bathroom whenever I want!
I love road trips! The scenery is always something to enjoy! :)
I adore road trip. The best was moving from YYZ to YYC. We took a 5 day road trip cross country that is unforgettable.
Love road trips! We just did one to North Dakota to drop off our son at College.
We packed snacks and drinks in our electric cooler, what a time saver, considering the teens need to eat about every two hours! haha
I enjoy being a passenger on short road trips. I get tired and bored like the kids after a couple of hours!
Road trips are the best way to see the surrounding scenery – I always make sure to pack drinks, snacks and of course road trip tunes – thanks for the chance to win !
I LOVE road trips, I feel so FREE on the open road!
I love road trips. especially. unexpected ones. love going with no agenda in mind and enjoying the scenery.
I love road trips but haven’t been on one for a while. Last time we went it was to Montreal for a long weekend.
Love road trips we use to do one every summer but I have cancer so the past two summers I spend most of the time in the hospital but I will beat this and when I do its on :)
We love road trips!
I hate road trips my kids and myself get car sick so we have to take gravol and we wind up sleeping the whole way.
In general we love road trips. In particular because it makes access possible to more out of the way places. Even our honeymoon was a road trip.
I love road trips alone with hubby! With the kids they’re not always as fun haha!
I LOVE road trips. I have driven or ridden across North America coast-to-coast 6 times in my life. I hope to have many more.
I love road trips but only if I am the one driving, otherwise I can get a bit travel sick!
A road trip provides a change of perspective on life.
I hate road trips – crazy drivers, gas station bathrooms, crumbs, screaming kids. Plus, my parents left one of 5 kids behind, because they were traveling with friends and forgot a kid at the gas station! No more road trips for me, if I can help it!
I like solo road trips. listening to MY music, going and stopping where I want, discovering new places and people…
I think road trips are a great way to spend time together and learn about new places and things you see. Thanks for the chance to win :-)
The last road trip I took was driving home from virginia with my boss to London ontario a few days after 911. It was my first time flying and my last. It was not a fun trip :(
the last road trip my husband and I took was in sault ste marie. we ended in a cabin where it was small like a bird house and filthy as well. we had no choice but to look for other accommodations. we ended at microhotel. now this place was fancy. on the outside it looked like a doll house and inside wow. rooms were big and it came with full breakfast in the morning. loved every minute of our trip
I LOVE road trips! You can either rush to get to your destination, or take your time and stop along the way! We like to take our time, and make our drive part of the experience too!
As a kid I hated them because I always got car sick. Thank God I outgrew that and now I enjoy road trips.
I love road trips, I wish I could go on them more often.
I love road trips to the beach
Always loved to pack up a cooler and the kids and hubby and just jump into the van and hit the road. Always ended up somewhere fun, educational, and relaxing.Always found a new fun park for the kids to play at too.
I love spontaneous road trips to new places.
I love road trips if I am traveling with people that like to stop and smell the roses and aren’t just set on the destination.
I love road trips but I haven’t been on one with my friends yet which is something I really want to do. And this would be a great motivator to actually get moving!
My kids are older so it’s nice to have more drivers
Love road trips but haven’t been on 1 lately
Love road trips and so do the kiddos; I find it inspires a sense of adventure, curiosity and provides the kiddos with an appreciation for the local surrounding communities. I took road trips as a kid and it taught me patience, which seems to be a commonality with my own kids now. And I find constant schedules and structure to be detrimental to the development of children, letting go a little bit is a good thing and perfect during vacation and road trips… Winging it and not scheduling every stop, site visit, etc. teaches them to adapt and be curious (great traits as adults).
Roadtrip and great music!
My daughter and I love taking road trips together. Sometimes local and sometimes over a few days.
I like to go on road trips to hunt for grocery bargains
Road trips are great. New sights and new adventures sometimes good and sometimes bad but always memorable. Worst trip breakdown on Ventura freeway in a rental car that finally started after three hours and no help. Best one a trip to see the Grandparents any time.
I love road trips because you see so much along the way.
Road trips are the BEST! (without kids). My girlfriends and I once drove straight from Windsor to Florida only to find out that we missed Spring Break and that it was Biker Week in Daytona….we rolled with it anyway. Bikers can be hot !!
We love road trips. Every summer, we do one or two a week and most weekends!
Road trips are OK! Especially if you are going to a great place for fun – like RIPLEY’S Aquarium in Toronto beside the CN Tower! GOOD LUCK!
I love going on road trips with my family! We go as often as we can during the summer whether it’s to go explore new places or go shopping, it’s the time in the car spent with family that makes it so enjoyable!
I love road trips! Sometimes, though, it’s hard to judge distances and fuel, especially along BC’s Coquihalla highway. I once thought I would have plenty of fuel at the start, only to be sweating as I ran on fumes to the gas station at the end.
I love road trips. Unfortunately, family responsibilities have tied me down 24/7 for the past few years, so I haven’t been able to take one lately. I do look forward to resuming them one day.
Love road trips. A great way to see the sights.
I love road trips, as long as they are day trips – there are so many neat places to explore close to home.
I like road trips! I’ve been cross canada.
I love taking road trips by-myself. There is nothing better than great scenery and a good audiobook:)
I love road-trips! Jumping in the car and heading out on an adventure is fabulous, bring snacks :)
Road trips are the best when going to your favorite golf course for a few days!!
Love love road trips…I really like the fact that you can stop and go at your own leisure.
Okay so I LOVE road trips… but REALLY wish that family vehicles came with privacy glass so that we can tune out the “are we there yets” :)
I love road trips if we are on vacation,trips are not fun if they are buisness trips they are no fun
The more I travel the more I am hating road trips, living 6 hours away from the closest major center.
I would love to go on a road trip to Cali!
I never liked roadtrips as a kid as i get motion sickness when im in a car so i couldn’t read or play videogames i was always bored. I would rather fly and sleep on the plane.
my family goes on annual road trips to nova scotia from ontario and its pretty brutal with two young kids
We LOVE road trips. Our biggest one to date was towing the RV from Vancouver Island down through Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons back up through Banff across all the provinces to New Brunswick then back across the Northern United States back to Vancouver Island then 1 month later back across Canada to New Brunswick again. We did this with 2 kids ages 3 & 5 plus 2 dogs. A little crazy at times but an experience of a lifetime
I enjoy road trips with family as it gives you a chance to really get to know them when you are driving in a vehicle.
I love road trips….a great way to see the smaller communities and meet people….
I don’t like road trips because I’ve been on many in my younger years.
I love roadtrips with the family!
I love road trips and the opportunity to see something new.
I love road trips, because it’s always an adventure. Whether it’s with a bunch of friends, or family, it’s a yearly tradition to go on a road trip. Sometimes we have a destination in place and sometimes we just hit the road and see where it takes us. It’s fun to meet new people, see new things and explore different places in this great country of ours, and in USA. It creates memories and it’s always lots of fun and full of adventures.
I love roadtrips, unfortunately life has been busy and we haven’t been able to get away at all in the last couple of years! We’re hoping we will be able to go on one, at least to Whistler soon! I love listening to old music and eating junk food!
I don’t mind road trips, as long as someone else is driving. We bring lots of granola bars and books to keep us occupied while on the road.
We absolutely love road trips. Especially the ones that are spontaneous. We get such a rush and make the most out of them. We stop every chance we get to check things out. We never rush them…. just enjoy them.
I hate road trips that are too long, but they can be enjoyable when there are frequent stops!
I love road trips! My husband and I once drove from Canada to the Grand Canyon, then to Vegas, then to the Pacific Coast, then back to Canada. It was great!
I love to go on road trips. We have a camper van and love driving to see the country and out of way places.
I love road trips. My favorite is to go to Moncton, NB as that is where my husband proposed to me!
A good road trip every once in a while is so much fun!! Pack some snacks and good music and have fun chatting with the people you are road tripping with!
As a kid, all of our summer vacations were road trips. I got to be the punching bag between my two older brothers
The last time I went on a road trip with my family, I was about 7 years old and we drove from Toronto to New Brunswick! I’m now 19 and wishing I could go back there instead of spending all my time working and in school.
I love road trips. If I could I would stop at all the farm stands along the way. My Dad would Never let us go to the weird roadside attractions. Most seem to have disappeared so I make up with cherries, berries and peaches.
Everything old, is new again.
How do you deal with music in the car – especially when so many young people have their own tablets and phones and ipods, and what not. How you do keep the kids chatty and involved (when their inclination may be to just zone out).
Or – if they don’t all have their own – how do you manage to keep them all from killing each other, lol?
I like short road trips – after a few days, home looks pretty good!
Can’t go wrong with a cooler filled with snacks , an awesome playlist and car bingo ;)
to the great time to spend together
I love road trips! We went on a road trip from Vancouver to Drumheller a few years ago and had a great time.
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A road trip is always an adventure.
I like road trips if the weather is good,I get stressed out if the weather does not cooperate.
Road trips from SK to BC are regular occurance! I love them, the scenery is gorgeous and the kids are good travellers. :)
I love them but never get to go on any! lol There’s nothing like singing along with the radio and seeing all the sights to see while munching on yummy food lol
I love road trips! It’s a great way to go see something new and make memories with friends or family.
Nothing like a road trip to enjoy a lazy,relaxing escape.
love road trips!!! my sister and I road tripped from Ontario to Florida together and it was one of my favourite trips and memories with her.
I have never been on a road trip before
Road trips…it’s the best part about summer :)
no road trips here. most of us get carsick. and the car just died. thanks
I love road trips! the site seeing is my favorite and i love spending quality time with people i love. :D
Dale Steele Nicolov
Every year we take a road trip and enjoy however flying gives you more time .Both have their pros and cons.
I love road trips even if you get lost for a while
I love going to new places, but the actual driving part I hate. I don’t like to stay still and neither do my kids :)
Christine Tuomi Holliday
Love road trips. My van was always packed for road trips! Don’t do it much anymore but it sure was fun then.
love road trips! great way to explore new places!
We love road trips. We love singing and playings games and watching the pretty views
I love road trips if I’m with the right people! My husband and kids are my favourite people to travel with! We’ve done 3 road trips this summer and we have one more coming up at the end of September!
I LOVE road trips with my husband, and now with our kids too! My husband and I drove from BC to the US and camped our way through 6 (or maybe 7?) states our first summer together – we had very little money and it was so much fun to still be able to visit a lot of places without spending too much! Gas was much cheaper then… And many nights we actually slept in the car… Then with our second baby we flew to Amsterdam, toured around the Netherlands for 5 days, then took a train to Germany where we rented a car and drove through Germany for 10 days. Our baby hated the car at the time, but she got used to it after a couple of days of horrendous crying. Then last spring break we drove from BC to Palm Springs at spring break and had a blast!! Our kids are 3 and 9 and we were worried about the 3 year old but she was amazing! We loved it so much we are doing it again this coming spring break. We drive my parents car down and fly home, while they fly there and drive home. Win/win! :-)
I love road trips! As long as there is nice scenery to look at!
I love them, but have not had a chance to go on many.
I liked them when the kids were small because there were always places and things to stop and see along the way.
I like planned vacations, but I’m not really a spontaneous person. Day trips are great!
I’ve been on a few road trips and I think it really depends on the company you’re spending the time with as to whether it’s enjoyable or not! I do really enjoy seeing new places.
Love road trips and want more of them!
LOVE road trips when I can manage to get away. Family obligations keeps me at home for last few years. But would love a cross Canada trip if & when the time comes around for me to be able to do so
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I love road trips. So much to see and great people to meet.
I love going on road trips just to see bew sceneries.
we love roadtrips, we have not taken out this summer but hope to catch up in the fall
I do like road trips. They are fun
love road trips with the grandkids even though we always get lost it is so much fun and what an adventure
Love road trips even now. When kids were younger we took lots for vacation and hockey etc. Always brought the next book by their favourite author, works every time:)
Road trips big or small can be nice if you take the scenic route sometimes is so nice. But also trying to keep your kids busy in the car. Sometimes we play I spy with my little eye. :) Make sure to do washroom breaks on longer drives
I like road trips almost alone. Or with people somewhere around 10 years my age
I’m not the biggest fan of road trips. Spending that much time sitting and riding with a driver who doesn’t like driving long distances makes it not much fun.
I love road trips, went on a lot of them in my before kids days! But once the kids came along, haven’t been on a road trip in about 6 years! Would love to try it again once the kids are older!
Love the idea of road trips. Actually tripping with a toddler… not so much.
I love road trips, it’s always nice to get away! Except in winter… we don’t do any road trips in the winter as our winters are pretty harsh and the road to where hubby’s family lives through mountain can be treacherous.
A road trip can be a great way to get to know someone. That’s how my wife to be and I did it. And when our children were toddlers, I packed up the mini-van, gave my wife a break and left her at home in Quebec while I took the kids, one boy of five and a girl of three years and travelled to BC to visit my family.
It actually was fun. As the kids got older, and now in their mid-teens, it all depends on who’s getting along or not getting along, whether we enjoy the journey or I feel like jumping out of a moving car! We’re working on it and I hope to go on one more enjoyable road trip together before our teens move out. Perhaps a trip back east to see family or down south for some winter fun in the sun!
I like road trips as long as I don’t have to drive, being the passenger makes for a wonderful fun time.
Love road trips, it gives you time to see things that you would otherwise miss along the way.
I love them to an extent. With really young kids is is quite a bit harder I find because of the demands of them but as they get older and can communicate more it becomes easier and much more enjoyable.
When I was a little girl we travelled West from Manitoba to visit my Auntie and going through Sask there was no radio service and we listened to the same kids CD over and over and over that I am pretty sure they threw it out after the trip. We were JUST talking about that this past weekend actually. haha
I love road trips so long as the driving gets shared with other people.
Road Trips are amazing! My favourite one was going to the Sandbanks as a child.
We see so much more by road trips than we would be a faster means of transportation.Its an opportunity for the kids to learn as they have fun.
Road trips are our favorite! This summer we took a road trip and explored Nova Scotia! I enjoy not having a set plan… just go wherever the wind takes us.