You know your destination, but deciding on your route and stops can really depend on your travel style. HowStuffWorks suggests you make sure everyone is on the same page before you leave to avoid being stuck in a car with unhappy passengers for 8 hours a day.
If you have to travel with someone who’s style doesn’t mesh with yours, consider planning a shorter trip. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress if you map out how you’re getting to your destination before you leave (obviously).
You need to investigate the weather beforehand too. One route may look shorter on the map, but weather can turn that short route into a long and hazardous road.
Question: Have you ever taken a road trip? How was your experience? What advice would you give someone who is about to plan their first road trip?