1. Designate Someone to Rand McNally Duty to Get You There from 7 Tips for Surviving Family Reunions Slideshow

7 Tips for Surviving Family Reunions Slideshow

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1. Designate Someone to Rand McNally Duty to Get You There

My parents, brothers, and sister have been traveling to the same lake cabin ever since I was born so one would think we knew how to get there. Nope. In our family, we don’t use common directions that include highway numbers and street names. Instead, it’s more like, “Turn left at the giant fish statue”. The back roads always take us off the paved path.

 

Riding shotgun is a heavy responsibility, and the first order of business — before selecting the tunes — is to make sure that the driver knows where he (Because it’s always a “he”, isn’t it?) is going. By assigning one person to directions duty, and giving them the last word, you’ll save yourself a car full of “No you idiot, we go right at the fish!”