13 Easy Day Trips from Orlando to Enhance your Disney Vacation

13 Easy Day Trips from Orlando to Enhance your Disney Vacation

No matter how much you and your kids love Disney World, sometimes you just need a change of scenery. There’s no denying that it can be the happiest and most magical place on earth at times, but I personally find the crowds overwhelming after just a few hours, let alone days, and the constant overstimulation can leave our whole family feeling overtired and on-edge.

If you’re taking an extended Disney Vacation, you might want to consider scheduling in a day trip to another destination in Florida. There are spectacular beaches, laid-back beach towns, and quirky states parks all within a two-hour drive of Orlando. Breaking up your Disney vacation with a separate adventure to one of the many other beautiful spots in Florida can save the magic of your time at the parks.

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Most Useful Apps for a Successful Road Trip

Most Useful Apps for a Successful Road Trip

Ah road trips. There’s something so nostalgic about them. Family bonding time, Mom and Dad sharing stories from their youth, and rocking out to upbeat playlists.

But gone are the days of worn atlases and mixtapes in the tape deck. We are in the golden age of technology, and we have everything we need for a successful road trip right in a tiny rectangle-shaped computer in our pockets. Apps can do everything from helping you pack to planning your route to navigating your way through bad weather and traffic.

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Healthy Road Trip Snacks for Adults, Kids, and Toddlers

Healthy Road Trip Snacks for Adults, Kids, and Toddlers

We try not to stop for fast food if at all possible since it can really add up and it also makes everyone feel sluggish and maybe a little greasy. Our strategy has always been to pack healthy snacks that travel well, meals we can eat on-the-go, and, of course, a few treats. Because what is a road trip without a little bit of sugar?

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how to make road trip binders for your kids

how to make road trip binders for your kids

The first time I took a really long road trip with a toddler I was 9 months pregnant with my second and moving across the country. I basically let her watch as many movies as she wanted because I didn't have the mental space to think of other activities nor the physical agility to turn and help her out in the back seat. 

Now that I'm a mom of three, and I have taken countless road trips ranging from 1 hour to 20 hours with my little ones, I am determined not to get out of the car ready to pull my hair out or have my kids be movie zombies. 

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50 road trip activities for toddlers and preschoolers

50 road trip activities for toddlers and preschoolers

The prospect of entertaining toddlers and preschoolers on a long road trip is enough to deter even the bravest parent from traveling. Kids can go stir crazy, whine incessantly, drop things a million times, and refuse to nap. 

If you're traveling with a 2 year old by car, you'll need activities to keep them entertained. In my experience, a cross country road trip with a 2 year old isn't so bad if you're prepared. The best road trip activities for little kids are simple, mess-free, and something they can do without supervision. Here are the best road trip activities for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and preschoolers that I've come up with!Schedule

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