How to Make a Road Trip Fun

How to Make a Road Trip Fun
Photo Credit:

Going on a road trip with kids can be very challenging! Unless you have a plan. Here are some ideas I tried that helped me keep my sanity when going on a road trip with 3 kids and 2 cats!


Audio books

headset and books
Photo Credit:

yes it's obvious, yes it may sound boring but trust me it's not and there are books that can get your kids hooked! Honestly this can be super fun if you pick the right book. Here are 2 audio books I recommend for road trips:

  • 7 Habits of highly effective teens (yes the teens version of this book is super fun and entertaing compared to the "7 Habits of highly effective people" one. If you have a teen with you in the car, then this is defeinitely valuable for them!)
  • Atomic habits: this is what I listened to with my family on our last road trip. It's super interesting even my 8 and 10 year old boys enjoyed it. Must read!

Take photos

lens in nature
Photo Credit:

The roads are usually so beautiful! A different scenery than what we see in the city everyday. Take photos so you can look back on them later and smile!

Call your friends and family

It's the perfect time to chat and catchup with friends and family.

Dad jokes

This is a super fun game to play with your kids. Share silly dad jokes and whoever laughs loses :) Road trip jokes can make your trip so fun, and will create memories to last!


Ask fun questions like "would you rather be a potato or an orange"...

Share embarrassing situations!

Watch the sunrise/sunset.

Taste test

Everyone should wear a blind fold or a sleeping mask except for the referee. Offer different snacks to taste and they should try and guess what they're eating!


I love crochet it's very soothing. I used to crochet in the past. Here are one easy beginner project idea that you can learn on your road trip:

  • Coasters and dishcloth. These are super simple and you can use a nice soft cotton yarn like the lily sugar and cream yarn that requires a (U.S. H/8) crochet hook and voila, you're ready to crochet!


Make sure you bring a cozy blanket and a good travel pillow.


I've been wanting to write down an article for a while and I just started writing I finally on my notes on my iPhone.  You can also record your ideas in audio if you don't want to write!

Stop and stretch

It's always a good idea to stop on a road trip every few hours to stretch.


Close your eyes, take deep breaths and just think about your life and everything.

Just talk to your family

we don't get time to do that anymore... enjoy those quite random moments, they're super precious!

About the Author

Sara T. is a traveler that has been traveling around the world for over 7 years! She's lived in 3 continents and traveled to 6 different countries and road trips have always been part of her stories!