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Tips to fight backseat boredom in your holiday road trip

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Plenty of people will hit the roads to kick off the summer travel season, but it's a challenge for many families to keep the peace in their cars.

Memorial Day Weekend is a hugely popular time to hit the highway.

AAA reports that motorist volume is up for the fourth year in a row, and with little ones in tow, longer trips will require some planning.

Chicago Parent magazine's Matt Boresi says screens are a nice back-up plan, with pre-loaded shows and movies.

He prefers fun stops for snacks or stretching.

"Most parents want to power through -- we're gonna get there, we're gonna drive through the night and we're gonna get there -- much easier for an adult to do than for a child to do," Boresi said. 

Car games like I Spy, slug bug, license plate spotting or road trip bingo are a great way to put the brakes on boredom.

You can also bring along simple crafts like Play-Doh or washable markers and coloring books.

Click here to discover more ways to fend off the dreaded "are we there yet".

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