3 Tips for Surviving a Family Road Trip

Bringing grandparents, your dog or even old-school car games can help keep things cool on the road.
2:00 | 04/23/13

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And lots of families out there are starting to plan for the vacation. So, becky worley has three of the newest trends in double travel that follows those DOUBLE-Rs, REST AND RELAXATION. And it's possible with the kids along. We'll see how she does it with her twins. Reporter: You plan. You pack. But what about the fun? To get started, unplug. You'll see a family at the table. And every member of the family has their nose, you know, on the screen of their digital device. Reporter: First tip, before you go, make a contract. We're not going to have ipods. We're not going to have movies. I'm not going to check my e-mail all day. On the upside, it's fun to go old-school. Road trip bingo. Hoping this keeps them busy for at least an hour? Ben circled things he didn't Reporter: Ben, did you circle things you didn't see? You monkey. Next, take everyone along for the ride. Multigenerational vacations are very 2013. Grandparents have a lot more patience with children than parents do. Reporter: Also, consider taking the four-legged members of your family. With more restaurants and hotels accepting canines, it can make your journey a lot of fun. Finally, take things slow. Can anyone say slowcation. Schedule less. Be spontaneous. When you see something cool, pull over. Today's highly-scheduled kids will remember their parents just winging it. As you head out for your summer adventures, unplug, underschedule and enjoy the whole family. Woo. We made it. I can't promise a trip free from missteps. But these are steps in the right direction. Have a happy vacation. For "good morning america," I'm becky worley, abc news, stinson beach, california.

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