• Family Road Trip Planning Guide

  • One Vacation and Dad's Lessons Learned for Packing Crucial Items Most People Forget During Travel with Kids and Pets, Plus Advice to Make Sure Everyone Has Fun
  • By: Bradley Blake
  • Narrated by: Aaron D. Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Family Road Trip Planning Guide

By: Bradley Blake
Narrated by: Aaron D. Johnson
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Publisher's Summary

Everyone loves a vacation...but the beauty of making that vacation into a road trip is that the fun starts as soon as you get in the car. It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination - and if you’ve got kids, those drives will be remembered for a lifetime.

Of course, a successful road trip means a little more than buckling up and setting off for your final destination. It needs a little more planning and pizazz than your regular drive to the grocery store. And that’s where a comprehensive family road tripping guide comes in: You’ll learn everything you need to know in order to plan an exciting, memorable, and entertaining trip for the whole family - no matter what ages your kids are. 

In the Family Road Trip Planning Guide, you’ll find the ultimate guide to the road trip of a lifetime. You’ll discover:

  • How to pick the perfect destination for the whole family 
  • How to make sure the route you choose is at least as exciting as the end point
  • Road-trip packing 101: how to make sure everyone has everything (and it all fits in the car comfortably)
  • The weird and wonderful roadside attractions you can include on your trip - and how to plan them into your route
  • The one surprising thing you can pack to give your kids purpose (and buy yourself a moment of quiet time at the end of the day) 
  • Special advice for dog owners: how to make Fido your road trip sidekick
  • The benefits of having two qualified drivers - and how you can use them for road trip gains
  • Budgeting tips and tricks so you can make sure your road trip really happens

And much more.

If you’ve ever thought you’d have to put that dream road trip on hold until your kids are older, think again. A road trip is the perfect experience for family bonding - and with a little careful planning and a whole lot of anticipation, you can take your family on an adventure that will give them a lifetime’s worth of memories.

©2021 Bradley Blake (P)2021 Bradley Blake

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Great audiobook written from experience

I really enjoyed this audiobook! It was to the point and definitely saved me and my fam from some disasters already.

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So Thankful for this Book!

We are getting ready to go on a family trip soon and this book came at just the right time! Practical advice and a quick listen. There really were quite a few things that I was able to gain for our trip ahead. Totally worth the listen to help with planning and the actual trip. Fun little ideas to help kiddos have a good time on the trip as well as tips if you have pets you are taking along as well.

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I'm ready to go on some trip!

Planning a family road trip has been some sort of a nightmare for us. Making sure everything is booked and we packed everything we need. Even after double checking and tripping checking our checklist, not once have one of us not said, "oh you know what I forgot". This guide is very practical and helpful, especially for family with children and pets. Keeping the little ones occupied during the long drive can more tiring than the drive itself. We appreciate the advice provided in this book!

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A brave new world

With the pandemic slowly shifting into a calmer environment, at least in the US, my family and I have been discussing a road trip. Now we are adequately equip with the budgeting, preparation, and pitfall avoidance secrets inside! 10/10

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Totally relatable

Right from the beginning I could totally relate with this book. It is applicable whether there is a pandemic going on or not. Great content from the author!

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Grab your keys, we're going for a road trip!

I love to drive. I love seeing new landscapes, mountains, parks.

This book is interesting. It makes me want to go on a road trip, but you have to be prepared. And this book talks about it. I recommend it to make you dream after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. It's a good book, it even talks about taking your road trip safely to disinfect everything with the virus.

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What a fun and helpful book!

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. As a parent who has been nervous about road trips, I’m now feeling comfortable enough to give it a try. I really found the budgeting tips helpful, and also the information on choosing activities and roadside attractions along the way!

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Fun, quick and informative Book for Family Trips!

I really liked this book. Such practical suggests and so easy to listen to. Thanks so much for making my next road trip even smoother! I love the cover of the book a well, very fun and vintage like the old days with road trips!

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A survival guide for road trips!

This book is more like a survival guide for road trips, especially with the current pandemic. I can't tell you how many times my family and I took a road trip unprepared. This book teaches you how to be better prepared on a road trip and ways to keep you and your family safe. Plus, it teaches you ways to make your trips more enjoyable.
I remember growing up as a child and going on road trips with my family from Florida to Virginia, which was a 14-hour road trip. My dad would always forget something 2-hours into our trip and have to turn around to go back home to get it. This would sometimes happen 2 or 3 times each trip. It drove me crazy. Now, I'm grown up and find myself doing the same exact thing. I know after reading this book and following its advice, I will be so much more prepared for each trip. This book also taught me a better way to route my road trips to not only make them fun, but safer, which is a big deal for me.

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Family Road Trip!

When I was a kid, the family road trip was a family tradition. Relive those days when your folks packed up the wood-paneled station wagon with food, sleeping bags and the kids and hit the road to a nearby historic fort, the White Mountains or a National Park. Since Covid shut the word down, many of us have been sequestered in our homes. Cabin Fever!! Hit the road and use this guide to make your trip more memorable and hassle-free! A+++

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  • 08-28-21

Excellent

I wish I had this audiobook earlier. Very informative and practical.

I will plan a enjoyful trip with my kids now!!

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  • SisB
  • 06-13-21

Informative and Helpful!

The book gives insight into planning a road trip, I have just gone on the road trip, but the planning was missing. I missed out on these tips as my kids are now grown up, but I have gained insight into making trips more exciting, building anticipation and discovering places to go, and picking things for the journey to appeal to all involved with the travel. The book has come in handy to help me plan the next family trip that I have. I will involve kids in the plan and use helpful tips to create family bonding with my older kids and give good adventure and life memories to all involved.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-21

Ready to go!

Just packed with useful information and ideas! For anyone planning a trip of any length, this book would be a great start!

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  • Rocky Spencer
  • 05-30-21

family road trip planning guide

This book is instructive, helpful, and informative in the Family Road Trip Planning Guide: One Vacation and Dad's Lessons Learned for Packing Crucial Items Most People Forget During Travel with Kids and Pets, Plus Advice to Make Sure Everyone Has Fun you will find the answers you need to make you trip safe and fun. So buy it today!

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  • Nic Young
  • 05-28-21

This is now my go-to planning check-list

I love road trips and this audiobook got me into the mood big time! I, of course, liked the tips on gas prices and getting the family involved but I can’t tell you how important it is to be ready for all the things you generally just don’t think about. Trust me - this list is needed. It's silly things like maps, pics…the list is endless. I just can’t remember all the tiny, essential things. I will listen to this right before I go on any trip because I have just used it for our weekend trip and this book reminded me of at least 4 or 5 things I had forgotten!

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  • Amz_shopper
  • 05-23-21

Enjoyed it

We’re looking to go on a road trip this summer. This audiobook was very interesting to listen to and I learnt alot of the advice given by the author. I liked how he gave personal examples so it helped me really reflect.

I must add, I would’ve liked if the author attached the PDF manuscript as I enjoy listening to the narration whilst reading the manuscript.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-21

Get ready for your road trip with this audiobook

I really enjoyed listening to this audio, and I think is a must for those not being used with organising road trips, as it makes great suggestions , and also fun to listen to. Great narration too.

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  • Yas
  • 05-23-21

Get ready for the best road trip!

This book was great! It offers practical tips to be efficient whilst enjoying going with the flow and enjoying each moment. It is loaded with advice on how to prepare your kids for the ups and downs ahead, including building a positive mindset before heading out on the open road. I loved how the author included resources (apps, websites, etc.) and budgeting tips for effective preparation before the grand departure. Additionally, I really enjoyed the “Covid friendly” road trip options and reminders about safety precautions and how to avoid missing out on attractions. All these extra tips make it easier and safer to plan a holiday in these times of pandemic.

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  • Veronica Lungson
  • 05-22-21

Gets ride of your anxiety around trip planning.

My husband gets major anxiety when we go away, so I got him this audiobook knowing that he might not even listen to it. Two weeks later, he had a vacation booked. We are driving to the grand canyon. He told me it was the best book I ever got him and really appreciated all the tips on how to travel with a dog.

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  • Jim W
  • 05-20-21

I love a road trip. This brings back memories

I don't do many road trips these days. I used to love it, and packing was always part of the fun, so I was really pleased to have been asked to review this book. I brought back so many memories for me and I was surprised how many items you need that I would have forgotten. This would truly be a great audiobook to have to play in the background for the entire family to hear while you pack. It would surely remind you of many things you might otherwise have forgotten.