10 Tips for Planning a Cross-country Road Trip


Trick Out Your Vehicle's Interior

Even if you limit your driving to five or six hours a day, that's still an awful lot of time in the car over a week (or two or three weeks), so think about your comfort. Bring your favorite tunes and some audio books, and a small pillow or blanket can help you snooze. Tuck in a notebook and pen for journaling, doodling, games or jotting down directions, and slip-on shoes will ensure happy feet.

To keep things tidy in your rolling home, pack hand wipes and plastic grocery sacks that can be used for anything from garbage bags to in-a-pinch tote bags and keeping wet and dry clothes separate.