My wife and I are driving from Maine to Arizona in a few weeks to visit some family and attend a collage graduation. We decided to make the most of it and take about a week and a Ĺ to see a little bit of the country.
My wife has traveled a bit before but this is my first road trip. Mind you, I am a 28 year-old grown ass man but I can count number of states I have been to on two hands (almost one). Iím pretty sheltered, I rarely make it out of the state of Maine so this is big news to me!
We are taking the most direct route down to AZ, shooting to haul ass and make it down in 3 to 4 LONG days. Do the family thing for 2 days then take our time heading back and do the East Coast route. We donít have our nightly stops planed, we kind of know where we want to be each day but thought we would kind of wing it for hotels each night (bad idea?) Were taking my Tacoma, Iím going to get an oil change a day or two before we head out and make sure itís good to go. Itís a 2011 with 35k miles so I donít anticipate any issues. I literally just traded my 05 in for the 2011 a month ago so she should be good to go. We figure about 300 miles per tank of gas so weíre factoring that into our route.
Weíre taking the usual stuff for travel, camera, a cooler, and some pocket cash for tolls and stuff but other than that, Iím going into it admittedly clueless!
I wanted to reach out and ask the community for little tips, advice, or wisdom for traveling long distance across our country. Any advice is welcomed!