Planning a Road Trip

I mentioned in my "100 Things" that I love going to Disney World and while the hubby continually insists that each trip will be the last for a while, we still go every year. This year, we’ve decided to drive down, rather than fly. It was the way I used to travel to the Sunshine State as a kid and now that we have 2 kids of our own, the cost to fly is becoming prohibitive. But, I digress… We also have a trip to Charleston, SC coming up in July and because of the two plans, I’ve been spending a LOT of time researching hotels, car rentals, ticket prices, local attractions, etc. In my clicking around I found a few super cool websites that I just had to share.

First up is Motel Americana. Now, we probably won’t be taking the byways to visit the featured motels, but it’s so fun to check out the kitschy places that are out there (at least the ones visited by the couple who run Motel Americana).

That fun website led me to explore some more and I wound up at Road Trip USA. This website is dedicated to traveling the country via America’s finest 2 lane highways.

And finally, I couldn’t resist spending (a little too much) time at Roadside America. It has tons of great information on the wacky tourist traps that have survived the ages and continue to draw crowds. No matter where you’re headed on the road, or even where you live, you’ll probably find a great Mystery Spot or Paul Bunyan statue or Caverns or Whatever.

So, before you head out on the road, don’t miss your chance to do some homework and see the little things that you won’t want to miss.

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