Kids sleeping in car.

Summer vacation, which is coming upon us rapidly, means a lot of great things: Parks, playgrounds, more family time. Grilling out, picnics, hiking, sports, firefly chasing and family vacations. Oh, wait, that last one. It can be great, but when it comes with a road trip on both ends, it can turn near-fatal in the first hour or two from the driveway. If you’re going to be tackling a road trip with kids this summer, you might want to take a look at our tips and ideas to help you survive it… or preserve your sanity, at least.