How to survive your family roadtrip

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How to survive your family roadtrip

A roadtrip can be a bit daunting. You’re stuck in a confined space for many hours with your family or friends who (you may or may not) already spend a lot of time with.

Sure, movies and a good “hits of the 90s” playlist will take you part of the way. But you should probably make a little conversation, get the holiday off to a good start, right?

Here are some of subjects, which may be helpful to you the next time you’re stumped for a topic of conversation during your roadtrip this holiday season.

  • How to survive the family Road tripYou’re traveling together, so presumably, everyone travels, in general. Ask everyone about the trips they’ve taken, and you’re likely to get enough stories to take you through until lunchtime.
  • If you’re travelling with older people, ask them what’s changed since the 60s and 70s. Getting old people to talk about things from before your time is a great way to keep the conversation flowing.
  • Family gossip. Always a juicy one. My grandfather, my cousin, my uncle, my other uncle, my new boyfriend, my mother, my sister, each and every one fruitful topics.
  • Traffic and/or the weather. If they are good, remark upon your good fortune and talk about that one time when they were really bad and ruined everything.
  • Reading signs out loud, with commentary.

You could also ask your friends or family to finish the following sentences:

  • “I totally put my foot in it when …”
  • “My absolute favourite food is …”
  • “Something secret you may not know about me …”
  • “When I get around to it I will …”
  • “A road-trip I’d love to take is …”
  • “If I could swap my life with someone else for a day …”
  • “Things that should never be discussed at a dinner party …”
  • “A pet hate of mine is …”
  • “My favourite smell from the kitchen is …”
  • “When I need a good laugh I …”
  • “The strangest gift I’ve received is …”
  • “My blood really boils when …”
  • “If I could live anywhere in the world …”
  • “When I die, I’d like to be re-incarnated as …”
  • “If I had a million dollars to spend in just one day …”
  • “Five things I always have in my fridge are …”
  • “My secret TV indulgence is …”
  • “My worst fashion disaster was …”
  • “The strangest thing I’ve ever swallowed is …”
  • “My perfect weekend is …”

Either way, we wish you luck on your roadtrips ahead, and look forward to seeing you soon at Big 4 Forest Glen.

December 21st, 2016|