Piling all of the kids in your rental van and hitting the open road should be fun and exciting. However, long drives and cramped spaces can quickly turn those smiles into frowns. It’s not uncommon for parents to dread long trips, especially with younger children. Kids tend to fight over toys and argue about where to stop and eat. Thankfully, Carl’s Van Rentals has a fleet of reliable and roomy vehicles that can help make the trip bearable in some cases. Yet, you might want to pack these electronic essentials to keep everyone in the van happy!

3 Must-Have Road Trip Electronics

1. Headphones

Gone are the days where you have to listen to the kids’ favorite song or movie over and over while on a long road trip. Thankfully, today’s headphone selection makes life a little more enjoyable. You can listen to your favorite audiobook while the kids watch their movie for the hundredth time. Or try out some kid-friendly headphones designed to fit their smaller heads and reduce ear fatigue. These keep them entertained and in their own little worlds for hours. 

2. Nintendo Switch

Nothing beats the road trip boredom quite like some friendly Mario Cart competition. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch, kids can play all of their favorite video games in the palm of their hands. With eight pieces and long battery life, these handhelds are perfect for travel. You can even charge them on the go, using your van’s charging ports in the back seats. 

3. Kindle

Do you have a little bookworm in your troop? Then don’t forget to pack them an Amazon Kindle for all of their reading entertainment. Kindles’ Paperwhite e-reader comes with amazing features and has one of the highest resolution e-reader displays on the market. Your kids will even enjoy a month-long charge and an anti-glare screen for all of their endless reading pleasure. Or, you might even decide you want for yourself to enjoy while your partner drives. 

Let’s Plan Your Next Road Trip

Planning a road trip out of Tampa, FL, is easy when you book a rental from Carl’s Van Rentals. We have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, including minivans and passenger vans. With plenty of room for the whole family and all of their electronics, your road trip will go off without a hitch. So, give us a call today at (813) 872-7111 to request a quote.