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Family Road Trip Fun

by Monica Nash 05/23/2019

So, the family trip this year requires a road trip. The thought of everyone packed in the car or van for hours may cause some anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. These hours on the road can be an opportunity to build family bonds and create one-of-a-kind memories that you all will be talking about years from now. Although it may take some planning and a little imagination you can head on out with confidence, excited for the journey, as much as the destination. Depending on the ages of your family you can put together a road trip adventure kit that is sure to engage everyone in the vehicle. 

Day Trippin’

Depending on how long the trip will be, you can plan it out by the number of scheduled stops. For one day trips, you can have everyone weigh in on when to stop and for how long. Including everyone in the logistical planning can create a sense of anticipation even before you hit the road. Making individual snack boxes or bags with each persons' choice of travel-friendly foods is a great idea. A small cooler to carry beverages and food items that need refrigeration is another good idea to keep passengers satisfied and the road trip, on the road. Individual activities such as books and 3-d puzzles (think Rubik cubes) can keep some travelers entertained. But if you have a passenger that tends to get a bit carsick, you can have them try a road trip scavenger hunt. Options are available online to print out and cover different kinds of areas you will be traveling through; for example, city, country or even mountain areas.

Many Miles to Go

If your road trip unfolds over the course of a few days, your planning will need to be a bit more detailed. Think about making a map with the route and stops marked with stickers for the younger travelers to use as a tracker. Then every time you hear that infamous question "Are we there yet?" you can refer them to the map and have them find where you are currently and how long it will be until you reach the next scheduled stop. Older travelers may want to plug in their electronics that entire way, but you can challenge them to take a selfie every 100 miles or so to document the trip process. With some planning, your family road trip will be an enjoyable part of your time together. 

Next time you are planning a trip try having each person pack their individual activity bag with some car-trip friendly items and see what they invent.

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Monica Nash

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Love, enthusiasm and passion in all that she does. That is a good description of the "secret" of Monica's success. Serving people is something she truly enjoys and listening carefully to each of her client's needs, getting to know them and understanding what is most important motivates her to turn their real estate goals into reality. Her highly skilled level of "Hand Holding" you throughout the process. Whether buying, selling, relocation or leasing, it is her goal to make real estate transactions flow as smoothly as possible. She enjoys helping people achieve their dreams and welcomes the opportunity to be of service to you.

Monica's real estate career is complemented by an extensive background in developing, marketing, graphic design, operations and management. Accompanied with 20 years of design and construction knowledge she has acquired working with her husband, John Nash, who has created and managed world class architectural projects throughout Southern California, including the extraordinary Del Mar Plaza. Her experience has made her extremely organized and technologically savvy. She is an expert in social media and is constantly educating herself to keep up to date with trends and cutting-edge tools in order to effectively market your home and insure it has the furthest reach.

Most importantly, Monica is driven by the relationships she has with her clients. Their needs are her first and top priority and she prides herself in being open and available to answer questions. She operates with a high degree of professionalism and honesty to give them give them a smooth and positive experience. Additionally, Monica has a background in leadership with numerous philanthropic, educational, and community organizations, thus creating an ability to connect with people and build meaningful, trust-based relationships.

Active in the community she serves and loves, Monica supports the San Diego Center for Children, and is the creator/organizer of the annual Santa visit and "Light Up a Life" event every December at Del Mar Plaza for fundraising and gifts for underprivileged children. She also is an ongoing donor to Giveback Homes, a community of real estate professionals committed to creating social change by helping build homes for deserving families around the world.
Thanks to Monica's superior real estate knowledge, willingness to help clients and colleagues alike, amazing positive attitude and outstanding relationship skills, she has received the 2016 REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Woman's Council of REALTORS® She is one of Berkshire Hathaway's 50 Top Producing agents San Diego County Agents for 2018 transactions. Monica's passion for delivering great results for buyers and sellers has additionally earned her numerous sales and production awards from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
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• 2019 President, Women's Council of Realtors | San Diego County
• 2018 President-Elect Women's Council of Realtors | WCR
• 2018 President's Circle Award Winner | Platinum | Berkshire Hathaway
• 2018 5 Year Legend | Berkshire Hathaway• 2017 President's Circle Award Winner
• 2016 REALTOR OF THE YEAR Women's Council of Realtors
• BHHS Top 50 Producing Agents San Diego County 2016
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