Tech Free Road Trip Hacks

A few months ago we decided to take a road trip across 8 States. Not only was it a great way to see the country we had moved to, but it was also a great way to unplug from our daily responsibilities and spend some time together as a family. (Something we had not done in a while)

We decided to go “tech” free. I know right?! Who does that in the 21 century!! In the end we had a fantastic time!

Here’s how we kept our 4 kids entertained!

I hope you find these ideas helpful!

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37 Comments on “Tech Free Road Trip Hacks”

  1. Great Ideas, I like the non sugary snacks, there has been so many sweets around during christmas that I cant wait until we get back to normal. It’s also good to see the audio books on there and having a really good time enjoying them. Such a smart infographic.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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    1. Wow, that’s a long trip! Good luck! Our kids did get edgy at times, our youngest even got the stomach flu. It wasn’t all fun and games πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful time away! x

  2. I spend far too much money on colouring books. I really need to star printing out my own pictures for her! I love this idea, not sure if I would be brave enough to go tech free just yet. I have only just passed my test and need as much silence as possible to try and concentrate! #FortheloveofBLOG

    1. Oh I can imagine! πŸ™‚ Especially when they only colour in half a page and chuck it in the bin!!! Congrats on passing your test! Silence sure is golden ! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is so great. I remember some great road trips with my parents when I was a kid – playing some fun games, listening to amazing stories like Roald Dahl and singing all together as a family. We shouldn’t let technology cloud our kids’ childhood. I applaud you. #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. What a fab infographic! We don’t travel far from home at the moment, but I love the healthy snacks idea, something to keep them going without the sugar spike and inevitable tetchiness that follows. I’m hoping to travel a few hours in the car to visit family in the summer so this will be helpful then thanks! What 8 states did you see & what did you do? #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you! We visited Illinoi, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. Mainly visiting historical sights and enjoying the outdoors! It was a great trip! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Object spotting is one that we do too! Simple yet effective, although it does get quite tedious after a while! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  6. Loving the idea list and the infographic layout -makes a refreshing change to read something so aesthetically pleasing πŸ™‚ Cracking work!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub x

  7. Wow well done on going tech free, I’m impressed. This is definitely needed in today’s environment where technology is everywhere. I’m intrigued to find out how you managed it? Well we must have all managed without it many years ago, and instead enjoyed family time together playing all the games that are in your list. I used to look eye spy on long car journeys when I was younger. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    1. Thanks Claire! I just made sure we alternated the games often! We also made sure we stopped to see the sights at least 4 time a day! There were times when I didn’t know if we’d make it, but somehow we did πŸ™‚

  8. These are good reads – we also use sticker books as my daughter loves those. She’s 2 now and we have to do 3-4 hour trips to my parents. We’ve got by so far without the iipad and i want to continue for as long as possible so as she gets older i’ll def try some of your other suggestions. #bigpinklink

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