As the winter school holiday’s kick off, many families are hitting the road. Some of my favourite childhood memories are from family road trips up the coast.

While getting away is an important part of having a relaxing break, sometimes the car journey can be stressful – especially if you have kids in the backseat!

Technology has changed the nature of the car trip, with many of us now taking internet-enabled devices with us when we hit the road to kick this boredom.

New research from Telstra reveals that three quarters of people connect to the internet when they travel. After all, what fun is a holiday if you can’t brag to your friends about it?

The survey also shows that 89 per cent of parents with young and teenage kids think having an internet device makes long car journeys easier so that the kids can entertain themselves.

So this holiday break, we want you and your family to share how you are using technology in the car for a chance to win one of four Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate devices!

All you have to do is share a photo, showing us how you are using your mobile connected technology this holiday break. Are you streaming music and rocking out in the car? Or watching Frozen for the 50th time this week? Tell us and tag it with #MobileJourney. You can do this on the Telstra Facebook page, using your personal Twitter or Instagram account or in the comments below!

** This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners! **

Example of an entries for the #MobileJourney competition

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* About the survey: Results compiled from a nationally representative sample of 1016 respondents through Pureprofile Australia on behalf of Telstra. Figures relating to Australians with children between three and 16 come from a separate survey of 710 Australians completed through Pureprofile Australia on behalf of Telstra.