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Making the most of road trips with children

When I was 10, my parents piled me, my sister, and three weeks’ worth of camping equipment into our 1979 Malibu and headed from suburban Maryland to the idyllic fishing village of Tober Morey on Georgian Bay, Ontario. I armed myself with a fishing magazine, a Walkman, and a small pillow. And although days of driving followed, it was one of the most memorable road trips of my life.

Times have changed. Minivans are loaded with high-definition TVs. Seats recline — electrically. Hand-held, portable gaming systems command the thumbs of many children.

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