3 Tips for Sickness-Free Reading on Summer Road Trips

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If you’re planning a family road trip this summer, bringing along a stack of favorite books is a great way to keep passengers of all ages occupied on the endless highways of Texas. What’s not so great is the motion sickness or headaches that can result from reading on the go. Here are a few tips from Atzenhoffer to help your bookworms travel more comfortably while enjoying their favorite pastime.

  1. Remember to rest

Remind your friends and loved ones to take a break from reading to rest their eyes every so often. Napping or looking out the window are great ways to help keep headaches or dizziness at bay.

  1. Try some medicine

Remember to pack some headache and anti-nausea medicine when you’re preparing for your trip. If your passengers start to feel a bit ill while turning the pages, offering them some age-appropriate remedies could help.

  1. Listen up

Some people just can’t read in the car without getting sick. If this is true for any of your passengers, encourage them to bring along an audiobook and headphones instead. If your passengers agree on a title, you might even be able to play it over the vehicle’s audio system for everyone to hear.

Here’s wishing your passengers a page-turning good time on your next journey! For all of your other road trip needs — from routine oil changes to a new Chevrolet, Cadillac, Mazda, or Mitsubishi model — contact the Atzenhoffer team in Victoria, Texas.

Road Trip Tips for Your Family’s Next Getaway

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It might be a while before you go on a long journey with your family — but it never hurts to plan your next trip in advance so it’s less stressful when the time comes to hit the road. Here are some road trip tips to get your planning off on the right foot.

Skip rush hour

Plan to leave late in the evening or early in the morning to avoid rush hour traffic. This should make your driving less stressful. And, if you have young kids, this could also encourage them to get some sleep while you drive.

Put an adult in the back

If you have an adult ride in the back with the kids, he or she can help keep them occupied with games and other activities. This is especially helpful if your kids are still rear-facing in their car seats.

Take a break from electronics

There is no denying the saving grace of a game or movie on a tablet when attitudes take a turn for the worse. However, letting your kids feel bored can ignite their imaginations to come up with unique games. They can also stare out the window and enjoy any passing scenery.

Bring on the snacks

Fun snacks can quickly brighten any mood during a long road trip. Along with some family favorites, pack some new treats for variety.

Call us at Atzenhoffer if you’re in need of a new vehicle for the road trips you’re planning for later this year or early next year. We’ll help match you with the right model to suit your needs and preferences.