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Reasons to stop often during a road trip
If you're in a hurry to reach your road trip destination, you might think it's acceptable to stop less frequently. There are several reasons why stopping often is a top priority during lengthy drives.
Traveling alone might leave a little more room for speedier traveling, but if you have children, elderly individuals or pets in the car, it's imperative to stop every 2 or 3 hours. This gives everyone the opportunity to get out and stretch, go to the bathroom, grab a bite to eat and take care of their personal needs.
If children spend too much time in the car, they may become restless and anxious, which might make the trip less enjoyable for everyone. To prevent this, look on the road map or GPS device to find stopping points along the way - such as state parks. These tourist attractions might pique their interest and keep them excited about the trip. It might also be necessary for you to stop and get your bearings by studying an atlas or GPS.
Following these car travel tips can keep everyone relaxed until you reach your final destination.