Road Trippin' - And Asking for Your Advice

This past weekend, my husband and I decided that we are going to take our kids on a road trip. Our plan is to take eight to ten days and make our way through the Western/Southwestern part of the country.

We’d like to visit the Grand Canyon. I’d like to visit Zion National Park. Perhaps we’ll visit Albuquerque or take in a baseball game in Phoenix. At this point, we only know that we want to do this, but haven’t really sat down to talk logistics yet.

That’s where you come in. We need help.

We’ve never taken a road trip and while we know we need to factor in gas and lodging and food…what else do we need to think about? Do we have to have a definite plan of action for every mile of every day, or can we wing it a little bit? How structured does our trip have to be? What do we need to bring for the kids? We have a minivan, but would it make more sense to rent an RV? What is a reasonable amount of miles to drive in a day?

Have you road tripped around the Southwest? Are you from the Southwest? Where do we need to visit? What should we skip? I want to know about off beat attractions and, of course, restaurants that we can’t miss. Because, really, what good is a road trip if you’re missing out on amazing local cuisine?

So, Babble readers, help a girl out. We’re leaving from Santa Barabara, CA…where do we go from here?

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