One of the biggest challenges of going on vacation is trying to stay sane the entire time. You'll need some tips and tricks on how to get ride of that stress.

Here are some tips from The Sacramento Bee to help ease stress for parents and kids alike:

Be a Parent First and a Traveler Second- A hug, smile and some TLC go a long way.

Plan the Journey- Map everything out ahead of time and take the notes with you.

Play Along the Way- Build extra playtime into the schedule and make rest stops frequent and fun.

Take Familiar Objects- Pack the pillows, dolls, toys, blankets and stuffed animals that make the kids feel at home.

Read the other great tips from the Sacramento Bee.

What do you do during the trip that gets ride of all the stress?