We live along the Indiana/Michigan border and will be driving to Scottsdale, Arizona with a family member and two medium-sized dogs in mid-July. This family member is relocating to Scottsdale. Although it's not really a sightseeing trip, we wouldn't mind stopping at a few landmarks or points of interest along the way.
We can get there several ways from here and were wondering which would be best. One option is to go through Indianapolis, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Albuquerque. The other is to go through Chicago, Des Moines, and Denver. Any advantages or disadvantages for either route?
My other question has to do with the dogs. We could use some advice on "pet-friendly" hotel/motel chains along the way, and tips on traveling with dogs in general.
Thank you so much for any suggestions you can offer.