How Best to Travel: Roadtrip vs. Airfare

We’ve done trips both way, and we definitely have our opinion about which is best, but we’ll try to be objective and lay it out the best we can.

If you’re going TO California, or traveling FROM California with kids, we very strongly believe that a road trip is the way to go. Continue reading How Best to Travel: Roadtrip vs. Airfare

7 Tips to Save Money on Road Trip Food

If you’re hitting the road this summehttp://www.californiawithkids.com/?p=1442&preview=truer, you want an easy way to shave a few bucks off the budget. We’ve logged enough miles on a sparse enough budget to speak with some authority on this matter, so read our tips below and save money in good health.

If you watch your food budget, you can literally add an extra day to your trip, which is what we’re trying to show you here. These seven easy tips can save you $15 a day per person in your party. So let’s do this. Continue reading 7 Tips to Save Money on Road Trip Food

Road Trip Entertainment for the Ages: VanGo Bingo

One of our sister sites just came up with this a few days ago. It’s a road trip Bingo Generator, and it spools it out at modestly random ratios. From my cursory tests it looks pretty darn good. If you want a roadtrip Bingo game, you can’t do better than this.

You can view it, see it, download it and print it for free, if you like, or just go over there to download some more as you see fit. Continue reading Road Trip Entertainment for the Ages: VanGo Bingo

What Are the Best Road Trip Pop Cup o’ Foods?

This is the third part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover the myriad pop-cup foods you can pack for ready consumption. How can you get vegetables while you’re on the road? How can you eat fruits while you’re on a raod trip? What are the easiest foods to take on a road trip? This article includes photos, examples and explanations. Continue reading What Are the Best Road Trip Pop Cup o’ Foods?

What Are the Best Drinks to Pack on a Road Trip?

This is the first part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover beverages. How many drinks should you take with you on the road trip? Which drinks are the best for kids? Which drinks are the best for adults? Should you bring cold drinks and a cooler on your road trip? Quick answer to the cooler is “no”, because it’s a hassle, it leaks and it melts far too quickly to be useful. As for the rest, read on and look at our pictures and examples to show you what we recommend for road trips with or without children. Continue reading What Are the Best Drinks to Pack on a Road Trip?

What Are the Best Road Trip Microwaveable Foods?

This is the fourth part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover foods you can pack along and then microwave to delicious perfection. How can you save the most money on road trip snacks? What are the most popular road trip snacks? How can you keep your road trip snacks fresh? This article includes photos, examples and explanations. Continue reading What Are the Best Road Trip Microwaveable Foods?

Parent’s Packing Seems Suspiciously Pre-Vacation-ish

Throughout this week I’ve noticed a strange trend among the parental folk, and I’m not the only one to take notice of it. There have been unusual purchases and unusual packing of odd ended thises and thats. If I didn’t know better, which I’m proud to say I do, I’d think we were hovering on the eve of yet another vacation. Continue reading Parent’s Packing Seems Suspiciously Pre-Vacation-ish

Getting Kids Back Out on the Road… Again

Yeah, you caught it, I’ve been back home from China and settled into the work-a-day home for a ridiculously long two months now. Thems months is over and I’m back out answering the Bedouins call of the open road. Adventure awaits and it would be rude of me to keep it a’waitin’ too long. Continue reading Getting Kids Back Out on the Road… Again

What Are the Best Road Trip Snacks to Pack?

This is the second part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover packable dry snacks you can enjoy on the road or in your hotel. How can you save the most money on road trip snacks? What are the most popular road trip snacks? How can you keep your road trip snacks fresh? This article includes photos, examples and explanations. Continue reading What Are the Best Road Trip Snacks to Pack?

Road Trip Packing Checklist for the Smart Traveler

So you’re planning a road trip and you want to make sure you don’t forget anything too important. It’s a smart decision, so here’s a packing list we’ve put together to cover as many of the important things as you could reasonably fit in the car. The two biggest risks in packing for your road trip are, in this order, 1) over-packing, and 2) under-packing. A distant third is forgetting something important, but you can still strike a working balance. Continue reading Road Trip Packing Checklist for the Smart Traveler