One of my favorite things about road trips is the flexibility it offers, seeing sites along the way and being able to switch up plans as needed. Taking a road trip as a family can be full of lots of ups and downs, from excitement to annoyance, and all of the unexpected and joyful moments in between. In my younger days, I would just haphazardly throw items into the trunk and hit the road. Now that we are traveling as a family, roadtripping takes a bit more planning and prep. Whether you’re going on a two hour road trip or a cross-country adventure, being prepared and organized is an absolute must, especially when traveling with kids.