Driving with Kids: How to Avoid a Cataclysm in the Back Seat

Mother handing toy to children (1-10) travelling in car
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There's a time and a place for taking scenic bypasses, eating at out-of-the-way mom and pop restaurants and visiting antique stores in a quest to add to your owl vase collection. And those times and places are not with kids in the back seat.

Road tripping with kids is still possible, of course, and given the costs of traveling via air or space, often necessary as well. Just like flying as a family though, you'll need to retool your approach from your childless days.