Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #208, Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!

In “Teen Life Skill: Plan a Road Trip!,” Episode, #208, Meredith Curtis talks to teens and parents about the benefits of teens planning the next family road trip! She gives the practicals of what to plan and how to budget for a trip. Teens can pack their suitcase, pack the car, and map out the trip. Oh, and don’t forget the itinerary!

 

 

 


 

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Show Notes

Most homeschool families hit the road in the spring or summer for that wonderful family vacation! Hey Teens, why not plan the next family road trip (with some input and help financially, of course). It’s super-fun and you should get homeschool credit for it! 😊 😊

Benefits of Planning a Road Trip

  • Finance & Budgeting Skills
  • Booking Hotels, Campsites, etc.
  • Mapping Skills
  • Food Planning & Prep Skills
  • Decision-Making & Planning Skills
  • Decision-Making on Behalf of Others for their Benefit

What to Plan

  • Itinerary
  • Overnight Stops – Hotel, Campsite, Airbnb
  • Best Route with Stops (Scenic vs. Speed)
  • What to Bring & How to Pack
  • Saving/Spending Money
  • Recording the Memories – Photos, Videos
  • Tune-Up, Tires, etc Before Trip

Road Trip Finances

  • Hotel, Food, Gas
  • Theme Park & Museum Expenses
  • Clothing & Essentials for Trip

Packing Practicals

  • Clothing, Shoes, Equipment (tennis rackets), Hats, Sunglasses,
  • Coolers for Snacks & Drinks
  • Blankets, Pillows

Snacks for the Cars & Other Important Vehicle Info

  • Snacks & Drinks for Car
  • Tune-Up Before Trip: Tire, Brakes, Fluids
  • Mileage
  • Flat Tire, Gas Tank, Stops

Map Out the Trip!

  • Use Atlas or Online
  • Are there any stops (e.g We’re driving pretty close to the Grand Canyon or Smokey Mountains)

Itinerary

  • Go, go, go family or rest, rest, rest?

What does your family love? Sports, beach, mountains, museums, theme parks, boating, hiking?

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