Pack Your Toothbrush – And a Sense of Adventure:
I have a tendency to think that “Planning” and “Road Trips” are something of an oxymoron. Road trips, by nature, are an adventure — just a group of family members or friends, maybe a dog or two, and the open road. But there are a few things that I would suggest to anyone embarking on a road trip.
Invest in a good road atlas. There’s no harm in getting lost — that’s part of the adventure — but a good atlas does more than show you the way. National Geographic and Rand McNally both put out wonderful vacation-oriented atlases that list popular (and not-so-popular) attractions along the way.