Jun 23, 2016 12:25 PM

Summer vacation tips for families


Taking off with the family for the 4th?

We've put together a few tips for you.

For those of you traveling with toddlers, a good rule of thumb is to give them one item to play with at a time, and don't forget to bring a changing pad.

Do your kids ask, "are we there yet?" If so, bring a map with you on your trip. That way they can figure it out themselves. Challenge your kids to find where they are and where they're going and have them tell you the arrival time.

You can always bring toys for the rest stops, outdoor things like sidewalk chalk are popular.

Fighting in the backseat is common among siblings. If this becomes an issue, make sure to have low-tack masking tape to surprise them. They can build a wall between them which can be fun, and give them their own space.

Are you opting to stay in the Granite State? Consider going on a hike.

The most scenic hikes in New Hampshire include Mount Eisenhower, Welch & Dickey Mountains, Mount Willard, Franconia Range and Mount Chocura.

If you do go hiking, be sure to bring lots of water and snacks. Be sure to carry a map of the trail and compass. Always know the weather conditions, and keep afternoon storms in mind.

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