Rest often during long road trips

Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 18, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST | Post a Comment
It may sound counterintuitive, but you’re more likely to make better driving time—and to arrive safely—if you take frequent breaks when traveling long distances. Pull off the road, get out of your car, and stretch every two to three hours; you’ll actually increase your alertness and endurance. On the other hand, if you drive four or five hours without stopping, you’re more likely to become fatigued and unable to continue safely without stopping for a long break or even an overnight. Breaks are also important when traveling with kids—stopping to toss a ball around or play a game helps to stave off boredom and restlessness.
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  • Andrew_VanWinkle on Jun 29, 11 at 11:26 PM

    This is too true.

    While planning my last road trip, I actually found some towns along the way with ultra nice playgrounds just so my 4 year old son would continue to enjoy the ride and not get bored and tired of the drive.

    Andrew Van Winkle