Road Trip Rules 101
It ultimately never really mattered where we were going because even as a small child, travel to me was thrilling! I sometimes would pretend that my father was the chauffeur and I was his boss. I loved the ability to view the out-of-the way scenery, the antique shops and the diners or cafes - all so rich with history and interesting people to meet.
Before you leave:
Have your car well inspected and serviced to all manufacturers' recommendations.
Take a comfort pack for each passenager - made-up of a damp washcloth, lemon twist, a couple of ice cubes tossed in a zip close bag. Great way to refresh after hours of driving.
Take along books on tape.
If you have a DVD player - find road trip or destination related movies.
Take the Scenic drives and turn outs. Get off the freeways and travel the back roads.
Hotel chains often have family discounts when lodging is pre-arranged. Ask for specials or upgrades.