Creating a Basic Itinerary: The First Step in Crafting The Ultimate Road Trip!

If you've been following us on Facebook and Twitter then you know we are planning an awesome trip to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania next summer to tick another three states off our list. At the end of next summer we'll have visited 46. Our trips are not only an annual tradition, but over the last 10 years have become legend. So while it wasn't surprising, it was still a thrill to hear that Lilia, my college … [Read more...]

Road Trip GPS: What Type Of Navigation System Is Right For You?

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With so much technology out there it can be a little confusing finding the right system to guide you. The days of folding and unfolding those paper maps have now given way to all kinds of electronic gadgetry to get you from point A to point B without getting lost. They can also give you really helpful information about the nearest gas station, restaurants even local attractions. But with so many options to choose … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Start Thinking About Next Summer’s Road Trip Now!

Spontaneity is great for a quick trip or weekend getaway, but a big summer road trip requires lots of planning.  The season is just about over and I am already thinking about where we’re going next summer.  Sure, I am a travel junkie and always start planning my next trip the minute I get home, but there are also some really great reasons to start thinking ahead. Here’s what you can do now to take advantage of … [Read more...]

Mapping Your Road Trip

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What you need to know to figure out how far you can go. Once you’ve decided on a particular region and you’ve figured out how many days you can spend, the next part is planning your route and mapping your trip. I have found that, by and large, the best approach is to create a loop in which you start and stop in a large city where you can fly in and out of, and rent and return your vehicle (if necessary). A … [Read more...]