Our Top Five Greatest Road Trip Movies

Our wise elders had already given the secret of happy family, by saying, “Family that eats together and stays together”. But we being busiest creatures of entire world are unable to follow it. So what is solution for this? We have to make our own compensating routines for spending quality time with our family. Spending quality time with family (watching family road trip movies, for example) not only ensures the strong bonding of members but also passing the generation old knowledge and wisdom and sharing of huge lot of experiences that would guide the younger once. There is an opinion that mother is your first teacher, which is correct. In addition, there is one more saying that nature is best teacher, which will ensure passing of all wisdom in it.

Now we don’t have so much time to learn from each of above…can we plan something, which will contain all above elements, without any new burden and special events? Of course, we can. Just plan a family holiday. If it is a road trip than much better. Don’t you believe me? Then you must go through following some movies focusing on road trips. They are funny, entertaining and will touch your soft corner at a same time.

Our List of Greatest Road Trip Movies to Enjoy With Your Family:

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

The first movie I would like to recommend is “Vacation” (1983) by Harold Ramis. This is definitely one of the greatest road trip movies in existence.

Here’s the plot:

This is the story of man namely Clark Griswold, who wants to take his family to, “southern California amusement park valley World” for spending the quality time and holidays as well. Only thing is that he wants to travel around the country by road for reaching the amusement park with his wife and children, which were not at all interested in road trip but are interested in air travel.

The troubles started even before start of journey as he has to compromise on his car itself. Then anyhow journey is started, in which his wife insisted to go out of road to meet some relatives where their plan changes due to addition of some elderly lady relative who wants them to drop her on their way. The car they have taken is old worn out and giving troubles, the elderly woman, and her dog are increasing those troubles. It was not enough when wife’s purse stolen and they have money trouble too. Luck seems completely off with them as the elderly woman is dead in sleep and they have to abandon her dead body. By the time, complete family has lost interest in park and the trip only our hero seems to determine enough for going ahead and taking all of them with him.

Finally, when they arrived at park, luck did its masterstroke by informing them that park is closed for 2 weeks. Gosh, still hero is not disappointed and forcefully enters into the park. The police has to come along with manger of park. After knowing complete story of their travel, the family visits the park along with police. The happy ending. The determination of hero, the problem solving skill and the family bonding is what makes it must watch film.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

Second one on the list is, “Little Miss Sunshine”. This film includes the typical family having stepbrother and grandfather and uncle. Little olive wants to participate in beauty pigment in California, for which family has to travel by road, which a car that needs the push every time it has to start. All the typical mess with unique family starts in journey. While coming they lost the grandfather, who was main teacher of little olive, they reached the competition few minutes late, after certain amount of drama she is allowed in competition, but after looking other glamorous contestants her parents knew the results. Still they encourage her. However, looking at her dance organizer’s wants her out of it instantly but family goes on stage and dances with her. Finally, by agreeing not to participate in any competition in California they left for home.

Rain Man (1988)

Rain Man

Next movie is “Rain Man” which shows how the road trip bonds two brothers, of which one Is having mental condition and $ 3 million dollars of father and other id fit AS FIDDLE and has only rose bushes. At the end, how the fit bro is giving up everything he wants for brother is heart touching.

We're the Millers (2013)

Now I would like to introduce 2 family road trip movies which doesn’t have family by blood but one is two strangers coming together for travelling to Chicago – “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and other one is how a small smuggler forms fake family for his defense i.e. , “We’re The Millers”.

Both of these films shows hardship while travelling together, they involve police, goons and mafia dons. Nevertheless, at the end it show that family doesn’t need to be of blood bond, it has to be felt by heart.

On concluding note I can say the well said quote in this changing world nothing is permanent than family. Travel with them and make the lifetime memories. It would be great when taking all challenges and problems head on knowing to keep all family in mind.

Wish you happy travel!

Family-friendly Places and Activities to Enjoy in Lisbon

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, is a beauty to be seen once in a lifetime. If you are planning to visit Lisbon, then make sure you visit these amazing places and do fun activities with your kids.

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal since the early 12th Century. It is also called as the city of seven hills because it is indeed built on seven hills. The houses and the ancient architectural buildings make Lisbon the 7th most visited city in the world.

If you are visiting Lisbon with your family, then there are some fantastic places to visit and activities to enjoy in the ancient town of Lisbon. You can take a cab or walk down the old footpath.

Play at Parque das Naçoes

Parque das Nações

Parque das Nacoes simply means Park of Nations. It is a beautiful ultra modern park build on the site of Expo 98. The Parque das Nacoes add a tinge of modern entertainment to the ancient city of Lisbon.

In case you are planning to visit Lisbon, then a trip down the Parque das Naçoes is a must. It is a family friendly place, which houses the best aquarium in the Europe. The Oceanarium has four massive glass aquarium that symbolizes the four Oceanic climates of the world. Tourists can stand below the giant aquariums and watch real live aquatic wildlife. School going kids can enjoy this activity and learn many things about the Oceans and its wildlife.

The Parque das Naçoes has a dedicated shopping center named after Vasco do Gama.

Visit Interactive Science Museum

Lisbon_EXPO_1998_10 Knowledge Pavilion

The Interactive Science Museum also called as the Pavilion of Knowledge is one of the best science museums for your kids. This museum is dedicated to teaching science to young children. It features different models and science toys to get kids to understand the concepts. It has a working model of Tesla coil, models of the earth, Faradays cage and many do it yourself experiments for the kids.

We are sure that your children will learn a lot and they will get more curious to learn.

Shop and relax at Colombo Shopping Centre

Colombo Shopping Centre Lisbon

The Colombo shopping center is one of the biggest shopping centers in Lisbon. It is a heaven for shoppers as it has over 340 shops, which sell almost everything, more than 60 restaurants and 8 cinemas including an IMAX. It also houses a kids care and playground for children.

Marionette Museum

Museu da Marioneta  - o Supremo Tribunal

How can a visit to Lisbon end without visiting the famous Marionette Museum, the puppet museum? The puppet museum has over 1000 puppets collected from all over Portugal. It also has puppets from all around the world including from China, India, Italy and many more countries.

The Marionette Museum of Lisbon showcases the different styles of puppets and how to make them. It is dedicated to the Marionette Theatre.

Costa da Caparica

Costa da Caparica

Kids love beaches, and Costa da Caparica gives you a family-friendly environment. Families visiting the Costa da Caparica beach can take a boat and start their first sea voyage. Portugal has a huge history of sailers such as Vasco da Gama, Colombus, and many others, your children will love to sail in the same waters as the legends.


To sum up, Lisbon is a beautiful city known not only for its ancient and historical places but also for the modern experience that it provides. There is a lot of good car rental services in Lisbon that you can make use of to travel around the ancient capital of Portugal.