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Cross Country Roadtrip?

Have you ever considered taking a cross country road trip? I always thought that all that driving would be too much for me and my family, but last year with a son living in the midwest, we journeyed about half way across the country and back again by car, and I LOVED every minute of the trip.

If you're considering a similar adventure, here are a few recommendations:
  • Make the time to choreograph the adventure. We planned days with lots of driving and days without driving.
  • Book accommodations ahead of time. This will save you money and give you a destination to aim for each day you drive.
  • Identify good restaurants ahead of time too as that will help you to stick to the budget you desire and eat really good food too. 
  • Become familiar with mapping tools on your GPS, iPhone, and preferred paper maps. 
  • Identify landmarks and beautiful locations you might want to stop at along the way.
  • If you're traveling with children make sure that you make them comfortable for the long stretches of driving with things to do, healthy snacks, pillows, and more.
  • Get your car checked out before the trip.
  • Leave time for surprises and special events.
If you live in snowy parts of the country, and you're not out skiing, snowshoeing, or skating, this is a perfect time to plan your road trip ahead. 


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