According to AAA Auto Club South, 2.29 million Floridians are expected to take to the road during this year’s Thanksgiving weekend. So that means you need to be prepared. You’ll want in-car entertainment, the most recent traffic reports, make sure your car is tuned up, that the dog or cat you are bringing will be comfortable, that you don’t get a speeding ticket, and finally that the dish you are bringing to the table will be delicious even after your long drive.
If you have more than a two hour drive, you should make sure your car is ready for a road trip. It is not expensive, nor does it take a long time, but if you run into a problem on the road because you neglected these things, it will be expensive and take a long time.
There are tons of games to occupy adults and kids in car trips, but here are a couple of our favorites.
Road bingo is a great car game for kids. Before going on your trip, print out a couple bingo cards that have objects (rather than numbers) that you might see on the road. Each time someone sees the object they can mark it with a marker. There are various websites where you can make your own or where there are pre-made ones that you can print out. Trust us, this is a hit.
Everyone in the car can play this game. One person thinks of any famous person in their mind -- dead or alive. The other people ask a series of questions to try to figure out who that person is. It’s a really simple game but it can be pretty fun.
Going somewhere scenic? Maybe you’ll want to make a timelapse of your drive with a GoPro, it’s really easy. This post has all of the details.
It’s always a bummer to lose signal to a radio station and not know what station to go to next. Here are five major radio stations by genre in all of the major Florida metros.
NPR: 90.7 WFME
Pop: 106.7 FM -WXXL
Rap / Hip Hop: Power 95.3
Rock: 101.1 FM
Miami / Fort Lauderdale
Country: 99.9 KISS
NPR: 91.3 WLRN
Pop: 93.9 WMIA
Rap/ Hip Hop: 99.1 Jamz
Rock: Big 105.9
Tampa / St. Petersburg
Country: 99.5 WQYK
NPR: 89.7 WUSF
Pop: 93.3 FLZ
Rap / Hip Hop: 94.1 WiLD
Rock: 97.9 98Rock
Country: 99.1 WQIK
NPR: 89.9 WJCT
Pop : WAPE 95.1
Rap / Hip Hop: 106.1 Power
Rock: 106.9 Planet Radio
If you are driving more than a few hours for Thanksgiving, there are two problems you face if you want to bring a dessert or side dish -- transporting it and/or getting in the way of the host if you need to prepare it there. So if you are facing that dilemma, here are two lists of delicious Thanksgiving recipes and how you can prepare them so they will travel well and so you have to do very little in the kitchen once you arrive to your host’s home.
Traveling with pets is fun, but it can be a little stressful if you have never done it before. Here are a couple things to keep in mind before you leave and on your journey. Here are a couple things to remember, but here is a link to a more detailed post about driving with pets in your car.
This article has the top ten most notorious cities for speed traps in Florida.
If you are dreading the Thanksgiving road trip, we recommend you check out the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica because it is the BEST road trip for a big group of friends or family. The Pacifica is available with 7 or 8 passenger seating and it has 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space, so no one will be crushed by luggage. The Pacifica’s Stow ‘n Go seating system makes it easy for seating configurations to be moved around to maximize comfort and or storage.
And forget needing to make a lot of stops for gas because the Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most fuel efficient minivans on the market. The Pacifica has an average fuel economy of 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, but that’s nothing compared to the Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in electric hybrid which Chrysler will release in the next few months. The Pacifica Hybrid will have a combined city fuel economy of 80 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent.)
Finally, the Chrysler Pacifica is available with the Uconnect Theater Package, which turns the minivan into a technologically advanced entertainment hub. The package includes Blu Ray dvd players, hi-def 10-inch digital screens, games and hookups to entertainment devices. The system also includes two sets of wireless headphones so not everyone has to listen to the same thing.